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Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...
Abū Maqār Church (Saint Macarius Church) in Shubrā al-Khaymah witnessed a new crisis between Copts and Salafists opposed to the construction of a service or ceremonial building, affiliated with the church. Salafist groups have attacked the church and blocked construction workers. A representative...
Pope Dimitriyūs, Bishop of Malāwī and Dean of the Coptic Language in Egypt, translated the article of Pope Tawādrūs II of Alexandria into the Coptic language, in the latest edition of al-Kirāzah magazine. The article is about the journey of the Holy Family to Egypt and about Jesus’ blessing of the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark will head to the United States in mid-September on a pastoral and supervision visit on the Egyptian Church and its members there. Churches in America began the preparations and the security measures needed for the...
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.
Church sources have revealed that new controversies have generated on what concerns a unified personal status law for non-Muslims. According to the sources, the Coptic Orthodox Church is preparing a new draft. The controversial draft has come about because of the adoption and inheritance clauses,...
The Egyptian-Russian Fund for the Support of Science and Culture and the Russian News Publishing House have released a new innovative book narrating the Journey of the Holy Family to add to the cultural, national and religious heritage of Egypt.
In recent years, the Coptic Orthodox Church has been working on expanding her global presence, as Pope Ṭawāḍrūs  II aims to serve the needs of the Coptic diaspora by establishing Coptic churches in 100 countries by 2040.  Since his enthronement to serve the Holy Seein 2012, he has worked to open...
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, Dr. Rāniyā Al Mashāṭ, on behalf of the Prime Minister, Dr. Musṭafa Madbūlī, participated in a ceremony under the title “Blessed be Egypt my people.” It was organized by Egypt Peace Lovers Organization in the Church of the Virgin Mary in Maʿādī and was done so in the...
In the latest issue of the Church magazine ‘al-Kirāzah,’ Pope Ṭawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark and the Church of Alexandria, announced in an article entitled ‘Spiritual Innovation’ that the bishops, priests, and   laity   administrating bishoprics and councils are to be...
The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See, AnbaṬawāḍrūs, will take part in ecumenical prayer on Saturday, in the Italian city of Bari, after having been invited by Pope Francis I. This would be the second time that the two popes meet in Italy, following the Coptic Orthodox’ first visit...
Karīm Kamāl, President of the ‘General Union of Copts for the Homeland’, has called on Egyptian churches to halt construction of new churches, service buildings and summer camps, and to use the construction funds instead to help middle- and low-income families. Kamāl stressed that restoration works...
An expected visit of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria, to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis of the Vatican was announced in Egypt. According to a church source, the Coptic Orthodox Pope in Egypt reassured the Orthodox churches during their meeting last night about the...
Al-Taḥrīr interviewed the diocesan Bishop of Viterbo, Lino Fumagalli before his departure to Cairo. Heading the first Italian pilgrimage delegation to the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the representative of the Vatican expressed his joy to revisit Egypt, in particular Luxor and Aswān. He...

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