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Opposition to Pope John Paul’s possible trip to Iraq widened Thursday when Iraqi dissident groups joined the United States and Jewish leaders in expressing concern about the visit.
Pope John Paul II will make a "pilgrimage" in Iraq at the beginning of December and will meet President Saddam Hussein, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Raphael Bidawid said on August 27. "The dates have not yet been fixed but the visit will take place between December 2 and 5," the Baghdad-based...
Beirut: Iraq’s Catholic Patriarch said yesterday that Pope John Paul might visit Iraq during the first week of December.
Pope Shenouda says some Copts might go to Israel to celebrate the year 2000 but he doesn’t want normalization with Israel until they give up the land they usurped.
Jordan is ready to relinquish its religious authority over Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem to the Palestinian National Authority, Prime Minister Abur-Ra’uf S. Rawabdeh has said.
The Holy Family had a unique journey in which they passed through almost all Egypt. Dr. Mohammed Abdel Maqsud, the general manger of Sinai and East Delta monuments said that the Holy Family has stopped in many places. The most important places were in Sinai. Concerning the preparations for the...
Historical facts and evidences prove that Egyptian monasteries and Coptic churches in the Christian era were a centre for study, copying and inscribing manuscripts and documents of the Coptic era. There was rarely a church that didn’t have a library. Monks were clever at inscribing and binding...
The anti-normalization committee of the 14 Jordanian professional associations expressed concern on Wednesday about complaints of alleged visits by right-wing Jewish groups to the Jadour Mosque in Salt and said it considers it a desecration of the religious site. Ali Abu Sukar, the committee’s...
His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday [August 24, 1999] inaugurated the memorial site of one of Prophet Mohammad’s companions in the central Jordan Valley region in Deir Alaa. The ceremony, attended by senior officials and Muslim clergy from different Arab states, is part of the Kingdom’s endeavor...
El-Sayeda Zeinab Mosque which lures huge members of worshippers from Cairo and other parts of the nation, is experiencing large-scale renovations which are planned to make the building able to accommodate as many as 12,000 persons.
Only in legend were the Crusaders chivalrous knights. In reality, they were ruthless invaders who hacked a bloody trail through the Holy Land in their quest to capture Jerusalem. But they left behind an impressive archaeological legacy.
The Abu Serga Church in Old Cairo is plagued with an overflow of unwanted underground water. Fortunately, Abu Serga Church is one of seven Holy Family sites selected for restoration by the newly-formed National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association.
A U.S. religious scholar and reverend said on Sunday that Jordan’s recent discovery of the baptism site used by Jesus Christ is "the greatest" archaeological landmark of Christian history. Reverend Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral in the United States, also pledged to promote the site to...
Excavations began two years ago at Wadi Kharrar and quickly established the existence of hermit dwellings contemporary with Jesus Christ in hills overlooking the springs which feed the valley. It is in the calm, freshwater of those springs, two kilometres east of the Jordan River, that...
Next Wednesday, 1200 Christian priests will arrive in the Sinai in order to visit Wadi Al-Raha (Al-Raha Valley) and Saint Catherine Monastery. The members of this delegation will pray special prayers on July 21 in Wadi Al-Raha at the top of Mount Saint Catherine.
Sheikh Goheiry’s second house in Fatimid Cairo between Muski and Al Muizz street is being threatened according to his descendants and residents of the area.
Otto Meinardus, a leading authority on the Coptic Church, wrote a new book called ’Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity’. The present work is a compact hardback publication which, according to the cover, is "a new, definite, one-volume history for the Millennium, surveying the twenty centuries...
Israeli archaeologists said that they have discovered some coins which have the face of Christ on them.
The scientific arenas in Holland bided farewell to the great professor and scientist of the History of Art in the University of Leyden. The scientist, Paul Van Moorsel was a lover to the Coptic art. He established one of the most reputable schools specializing in the wall drawings in Coptic...
The Egyptian private sector is taking the lead in restoring the Holy Family sites which are being promoted as a destination for religious tourism in June 2000. On 1 June next year, modern-day pilgrims from around the globe will follow the route the Holy Family took from Sinai through the Delta to...

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