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His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, received the delegation of the Egyptian-Russian Friendship Association today at the papal headquarters at St. Mark’s Cathedral in al-ʿAbbāsīyya. 
Bishop Makarius tweeted: the construction of houses of worship is a right we demand.
Anba Bafnutiyyūs, Bishop of Samallūṭ in Minya, opened a new museum for the Egyptian Coptic who were martyred in Libya by Dāʿish, at the Cathedral of al-al-‘Ūr where their remains are buried.
“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
Bishop Antony [Anṭūniyyūs], Archbishop of the Holy Land and the Near East, said that the crisis of Deir al-Sultan [Dayr al-Sulṭān] is to end soon, after having witnessed Israeli aggressions and abuses against the monks of the monastery.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued today its report labelled “One Year of Suspending the Church Regularization Committee” in which it presented the applications churches had filed one year ago, seeking the necessary permits under Law 80/2016 on the construction of churches,...
A no-confidence campaign launched against the U.S. Copts Association has sparked a wide debate in Christian circles inside and outside of Egypt, as it emerged that said Association, as well as other Coptic entities abroad, do not officially represent the Copts or speak for their causes.
Since his enthronement in 2012, Pope Ṭawāḍrūs of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, succeeded to become an ambassador for both the Church and Egypt. He spread the message of love, tolerance, coexistence and stability among all faiths. Every time he visits overseas, the Pope is...
In an interview with MBC TV channel, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II said that the Egyptian Church is an independent national institution, and has never been dominated [by foreign institutions].
The Coptic Christian Youth Movement called on Pope Tawādrūs II, and Bishop Raphael, the Secretary General of the Holy Synod, to hold accountable the Coptic Orthodox priests who allow holding election propaganda inside churches.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II said that Islam in Egypt is moderate, and does not call for violence.
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod is expected to recognize the monastery officially soon after Pope Tawādrūs recognized it indirectly when he delegated General Bishop Makāriyyūs of al-Minyā to run the monastery’s affairs, the source told al-Dustūr.
Coptic researcher Sulaymān Shafīq called on Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to intervene in the crisis of closing churches in the Governorate of al-Minyā by forming a neutral committee to consider the situation from various aspects.
Bishop Mūsa, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Youth Bishopric, announced that more than 90 thousand young people have participated in specialized courses organized by the Youth Bishopric since its establishment 20 years ago.
Upon official invitation, Pope Tawāḍrūs II has taken part in the monthly meeting of the ambassadors of Asian countries in Egypt.
Two young men, Aḥmad Tāj, a Muslim, and Mīnā Wajīh, a Christian, launched an initiative on social media to teach Coptic language to Egyptian young people in different governorates.
The youth summer courses, organized and supervised by the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Youth Bishopric, will be launched in July with the participation of eight diocesan bishops led by Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
In a press statement, Bishop Zūsīmā of Atfīḥ in the Governorate of Helwan [Ḥilwān] denied that the Orthodox Church has reached a final agreement on baptismal unity with the Catholic Church. 
Karīm Kamāl, president of the General Union of Copts for the Homeland, condemned the incident of al-Rawda Mosque in al-`Arīsh, saying “this incident comes as part of a series of incidents that want to target Egypt.”
The number of Christians in the Gulf countries is about 3 million people, including Arab, European and Asian Christians. They are found in 6 Gulf States, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia which has the largest Christian gathering, but no churches.


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