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Father Rafīq Jrīsh, spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, declared that the Catholic Church is to announce at a press conference coming Thursday the details of Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt on April 28 and 29.
Dr. `Amr `Abd al-`Ātī, the first Al-Azhar scholar to get a doctorate in Christian Science from the Vatican, praised the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb for thawing frozen relations with the Vatican, and meet Pope Francis I.
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Oriental Churches, confirmed Egypt's central role in protecting minorities.
The news of the Pope's visit to the Saudi Monarch raised a debate among Copts; some criticized that the Monarch did not come to the Papal headquarters, just like he did with his visit to al-Azhar, some others saw that the meeting in general has promoted the national role of the Church. Some...
Saudi Monarch, King Salmān is to receive head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawadros II, in the monarch's residence in Cairo. The Saudi king will also receive State's officials.
Al-Azhar Observatory praised Pope Francis' statement in support of the right of Muslim women to wear the hijāb, which, according to the Observatory reflect the Vatican interest for coexistence among people of different religions, and for enhancing peace, respect, and acceptance among different...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaikh of Al-Azhar, met on Friday with Bishop Markus Droege, head of the Brandenburg-Berlin Episcopal Diocese.  
The Euro-Arab Dialogue Conference, which lasted three days under the theme "Active Citizenship and its role in bringing about change within societies", will end on Saturday in the island of Crete, which saw the participation of a number of Arab and European institutions interested in dialogue,...
Abu Dhabi: Religious leaders from the Muslim Council of Elders — an independent international body that aims to promote peace in Muslim societies — and the Anglican Church yesterday (Wednesday) called for setting up a peaceful and integrated world.
“The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) was founded in 1974 and the 11th General Assembly was held for the first time in Jordan. It was the first time for me to attend the synod of MECC. I had the honor to meet with King ʿAbdullāh," said Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pointing that during the meeting, the...
Ambassador Hātem Saif al-Nasr, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Vatican, met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The discussion revolved around ways to boost cooperation between Egyptian religious institutions, especially...
Pope Francis, the Pope of the Catholic Church and the Head of the Vatican, received the ambassadors of the countries accredited to the Vatican State.
Member of the Islamic Research Academy (IRA), Dr. Muhammad al-Shahāt al-Gūndī, said that the relationship between Vatican and Al-Azhar experienced years of tension, since 2006, after now-retired Pope Benedict XVI took office.
Grand Imam Dr. Ahmad al-Tayeb, Shaikh of Al-Azhar, wished Pope Francis and all the Catholics in Egypt and all over the world, a Merry Christmas.
Dr. Ibrahīm Al-Hodhod, head of Al-Azhar University, said that Islam came as a message of mercy to all people, God Almighty said, "We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures", and that the Islamic Da`wa is based on the diversity of peoples and communities, there is no way to meet except...
Pope Francis refused to connect Islam to violence, stressing that Catholics too can be violent. He further warned Europe of pushing its young towards terrorism. 
During the fasting month of Ramadan, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayeb, approaches daily Islamic issues through his program broadcast on TV. In the latest episode, he talked on dialogue as being legitimate in Islam, as it calls to fully respect counter opinions that are based on equality...
Egypt's Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawki `Allām met on Wednesday a delegation of American Anglican churches. Dr. Rev. Andre Zaki, head of the Egyptian Evangelical Church attended the meeting. According to the statement released by Egypt's Evangelical Church, the Grand Mufti hailed the relations between...
As we witness the times of crises Egypt and the Middle East are going through, the question is raised whether a dialogue between Islam and Christianity is needed?
Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...

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