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Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, participated on behalf of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī in the celebration for the 800th anniversary of the meeting of Saint Francis of Assisi with Sultan al-Kāmil al-Ayyūbī. The celebration was led...
The Coptic Catholic Church in the Asyūṭ governorate has completed preparations for Cardinal Sandri Leonardo and his accompanying delegation who will be visiting the Cathedral and the offices of the diocese this Tuesday.  The Cardinal is scheduled to meet with priests and other members of the...
Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
There has been a long history of relations between the Egyptian Church and the African continent. Since its inception in the 1970s, the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Africa has been interested in translating the books of liturgy, sacraments and liturgical services into some 17 African languages that...
The Damanhūr Criminal Court referred the papers of the monks Wā’il Saʿd Tawāḍrūs, and Faltaʾūs al-Maqārī, accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius, to the Grand Mufti for legal opinion on the execution of the death sentence. The court decided to schedule the hearing session for April 24, 2019 to...
Pope Tawadrus II categorically refused that the church should have a quota in parliament or in any executive positions, describing this orientation as a “form of discrimination among Egyptians”. [Fāyzah al-Janbīhī, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
Bishop Irmiyāʾ (Jeremiah), President of the Coptic Orthodox Culture Center, felicitated al-Azhar al-Sharīf for the opening of al-Azhar Academy for Training Preachers. “ Egypt established the fundament of religious education and moderate Islam, for one thousand year,” the Bishop said. 
The Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) celebrates the sixth anniversary of its founding year on Saturday, February 9, at the Coptic Catholic Seminaryin Maadi, Cairo. 
His Holiness Pope Tawādrūs II received in the papal headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox Church Dr. Sulṭān al-Ramīthī, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and ʿUmar al-Barīkī, Executive Director of the Council. 
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, spokesman of the Coptic Catholic Church, Father Hānī Bākhūm, announced that the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) scheduled a week of prayer for unity is to start on Monday, February 18 – 25 public and official unity of the Catholic Church in Egypt.
In order to shed a light on Coptic pilgrimage places, this article introduces forgotten Coptic historical sites. One of the most important historical churches is in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqiyah Governorate, and goes by the name al-Qiddīs Yūsuf al-Najjār Church (Saint Joseph the Carpenter). 
Priests and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Samālūṭ dioceses in the governorate of al-Minyā sent a letter to the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Maḥmūd Tawfīq, calling on him to approach the conditions of the Christian places of worship in the Upper Egyptian city.  The priests are...
The Louvre Museum in Paris holds a fragment of ivory, dating back to the early 7th century, depicting St. Mark enthroned in the foreground and surrounded by his successors as Patriarch assembled together under the Alexandria gateway.  In the background, observing the holy gathering below them, are...
More than a news source said that President Mursī’s failure to clearly announce his presence of Pope Tawadrus II investiture ceremony is the result of pressures practiced on him by Salafists who decline to attend the occasion. [‘Usāmah al-Ghazālī Harb, al-Ahrām, Nov. 11, p. 9] Read original text...
President Mursī should respond to the invitation he received and witness himself on Sunday (November 18) the ceremonies to enthrone the new pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as the visit will have a special significance, which is...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
Pope Tawadrus II on Saturday (November 10) received the first headquarters of Pope Shenouda III, which is a cell dedicated for him Saint Mark Cathedral, sealed since his death in March 2012. [Girgis Fikrī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 11, p. 4] Read text in Arabic
The Media Center of Egypt’s Cabinet denied the news that has been circulating on some websites and social networking sites, that claimed that the closure of three churches in Minya came due to pressure stemming from some who object to the existence of churches in the province.

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