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Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...
This is not the first time the ground in front of the Hanging Church has caved in. Government officials and architectural engineers have visited the Hanging Church after the initial collapse and they wrote reports about what happened. Nevertheless no action has been taken to permanently solve the...
The author discusses Coptic heritage, and Coptic traditions in the West, particularly in Russia. He highlights the fact that many Russian’s consider themselves Orthodox Christians.
Muslims and Christians shared brotherly celebrations of the martyr day of Mār Girgis [Saint George] in the village of al- Zurayqāt in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qina.
Akhbar al-Youm, received an angry comment from father Morcos Aziz regarding its article of last week [see RNSAW week 36, art.10] in which Amal Othman strongly criticized him. al-Arabi urged rapid intervention to prevent the collapse of an important monument. al-Qahira weekly published a...
Restoration works on the Hanging Church and the Coptic Museum were stopped suddenly because of financial reasons. The whole area is in danger of fire damage, for it is not protected.
Al- Maydān publishes the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ resolution no. 2129, dated July 18, 2006, which calls for immediate restoration of the Hanging Church in Old Cairo.
The author discusses the problems facing the Hanging Church as priests accuse a Christian businessman of encroaching on the sanctity of the church by building bazaars in front of the Mār Girgis church. Some point an accusing finger at the Supreme Council of Antiquities for supporting the...
The author reviews an old article of Pope Shenouda published in 1951. The article expresses the Pope’s opinion on the idea of establishing a churches union.
The author focuses on vows and donations for Egyptian churches, how the financial yield from these funds is spent and the way these funds are managed.
Old Cairo is one of the most important places for religious tourism in Egypt, as the Hanging Church, the oldest church in the world and Amr Ibn Al-A’as mosque, the oldest mosque in Egypt are located there. Both the church and the mosque are restored at the expenses of the State. There is no...
Dīnā Wadīʿreports on the historical importance of the Hanging Church as well as its architectural design. She believes that the church represents one of the most important Christian historical monuments in Cairo.
Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl states that he has received many letters encouraging him to continue writing about the ’emperor’ of Old Cairo, a merchant who has allegedly been buying up property in the area and has threatened priests and nuns. Thirteen priests have resorted to the senior security...
A merchant in Misr al-Qadīma has broken the law by building a bazaar within a historical area. His disrespect for the sacred buildings in the area is not unlike his disrespect for the priests and nuns there. The so-called ’Emperor of Misr al-Qadīma’ is said to have insulted, harassed and assaulted...
The Cairo Foreign Press Association organized a visit to Coptic Old Cairo with Prof. Dr. Peter Grossmann and asked Cornelis Hulsman to write a report for the FPA Bulletin in May 2002. Hulsman pointed out that visiting Old Cairo with a scholar is very different from visiting it with Coptic clergy.
With its wealth of churches, the site known as Misr al-Qadima or Old Cairo is one of the richest regions in Cairo with Coptic monuments. The Coptic Heritage Lovers Society (CHLS) earlier this month held a three-day conference at the Mar Mina Church in Fomm al-Khaleeg, Old Cairo, the second such...
The building of the Hanging Church is sort of an architectural miracle because it is built over a Roman fortress called Babylon. There is an empty space beneath the church and ground water had leaked into it. The church was affected by the 1992 earthquake, which led the ministry of culture to begin...
The priest of the Hanging Church denied that he had been reconciled with the Minister of Culture or that he had withdrawn the lawsuits he filed against him in their dispute over the restorations of the church. He added that rains had exposed defects in the restorations and that was why the two...
Mina Badi’a Abdel Malik wrote Watani that most of the priests are now preoccupied with architectural, social or medical projects and are not concentrating on their main duty of caring for their flock. The author explained that when the restoration work started in the Hanging Church, he asked the...
[Also on Al-Akhbar, September 23, 2000. Author not mentioned] Maha Abdel Fatah wrote on September 20 about the concerns of the priest of the Hanging Church. He had the right to complain about the bad situation of the church but it is the duty of the Minister to do something about it. He, however,...

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