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The Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates today the relocation of the relics of two of its saints Abakir and Yūhanna. According to the accounts of the Coptic calendar, the bodies of the two saints who, after receiving the crown of martyrdom, had been laid in the church of St.Mark the Evangelist,...
 A conference on the “Role of the universities, NGOs, the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the media, in preserving Coptic antiquities during the period from 1976 to 2009” was recently held in Cairo. The conference was organized by the Italian Institute for antiquities and restoration in...
The compound of religions in Old Cairo is a symbol of the amazing coexistence of the three heavenly religions in Egypt.
The convent of the church Abū Sayfayn experienced, last Wednesday, the death of the famous nun Īrīnī. Many people gathered to pay her their last tribute.
This article discusses how the conditions of Coptic and Jewish monuments are neglected and gives examples of well-known churches and synagogues.
"My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves" [The Bible, KJV, The Book of Mark, Chapter 11, Verse 17]. The words uttered by Jesus when he entered the Temple of Solomon, are pertinent over 2,000 years later, as hooligans intimidate visitors to a...
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...
Father Sarabamoun Farīd, priest of the St. Barbara church writes to al-Midān about the violations of the emperor and his concerns that the authorities are supporting his actions..
With the beginning of a new Coptic year Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl reminds readers of the Romans’ persecution of the Church and compares it to the thuggery of what he calls the Empire of Misr al-Qadīma.

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