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Fr. Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church, confirmed that the church is very firm on its decision of not allowing pilgrimage to Jerusalem as long as the Holy Land is occupied. In addition, he said that the fact that “some individuals or travel agencies organize touristic trips...
Two Air Sinai’s airplanes with 322 Christians aboard left Cairo’s International Airport in direction of Jerusalem. The purpose of the trip is to visit the holy places to perform religious rites during the Holy Week and Easter Mass.
The Christians of the Shubra district (Greater Cairo) confirmed having voted for ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, saying that there is no one like him when it comes to governing Egypt. The electoral race ended last Wednesday. Since al-Sīsī took down the Brotherhood, he spared no effort in openness and...
The Coptic Cultural Center published portraits of the 30 martyrs who died during Palm Sunday Mass on April 9th 2017 in Mār Jirjis’ archdiocese (Tanta, governorate of Gharbiyya).
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior prepared for the upcoming Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter to secure and update exceptional security measures. According to security sources, 400 officers from different departments and divisions of the Ministry were assigned to secure about 2500 churches and their...
The Italian writer Gianni Valentini has said in a comment article about the meeting of ‘prayer and meditation’ which will bring together Pope Francis and the heads of Middle Eastern churches,scheduled to take placenext July in Bari in Southern Italy, that ‘unity between churches is the hope which...
In the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Local Development and the relevant authorities, Prime Minister, Eng. Sharīf Ismāʿīl reviewed measures processes of the legalization of 166 unlicensed churches in a number of governates last February.  
On Friday, a conference took place headed by Anba Makāriyyūs, General Bishop of the diocese of al-Minyā and Abū Qurqāṣ, shedding light on the civilization and heritage of the city of al-Minyā, under the title “Al-Minyā – heritage – civilization.” In 9 lectures, the important research work was...
Pope Tawāḍrūs, Patriarch of St. Mark, addressed a letter to all Copts, abroad and inside Egypt, inviting them to participate in the presidential elections. The Pope said: “We call on our fellow citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, and to abide by the national and social duty...
Six years have passed since the death of Pope Shinūda III, but his teachings have remained. Egypt, its Muslims and Christians, was in grief after the death of the 117th Pope in 2012. Within his 40 years as pope, a lot has changed. He navigated the Church from one era to another, reaching out to 62...
Before the advent of Easter, Egypt’s Catholic and Orthodox Christians fast for 55 days – from midnight to around 3 pm. These times might vary according to what the priest says basing on one’s age and health condition. During Christian fasts, meals are devoid of meat or dairy products. The Christmas...
Coptic denominations in the Diaspora are served by more than 600 churches and 120 monasteries most of which have been purchased since Pope Shinūda III from other Christian denominations. According to Anba Murquṣ, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khayma, the recently purchased Coptic Orthodox church premises of...
“Oh Egypt, you are the pulse of my heart, and I love you deeply. If I were taken away from you, even if only for a while, I would suffer agony.” These were the words with which late Pope Shinūda III described his love for Egypt, his homeland; poem verses written by a great theologian and man of...
The geographical location of Egypt and Ethiopia had helped strengthen the relationships between the two countries, not only on the political level, but also on the relation between the two national churches as well. 
In her article, the author, Maryān Nājī, discusses the issue of sex, marriage and same-sex marriage from a Christian point of view and highlights Christian position on such issues. 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II of the Coptic Orthodox Church stated that the Church organized training courses for the first time for the newly ordained priests to be held during the 40-day spiritual retreat after ordination in one of the monasteries in Egypt [according to the church’s tradition].
One of the most controversial issues that generated in Egypt’s Coptic Church recently was the mythological approach in interpreting biblical fundamental truths. The term ‘mythology’ erupted on the surface after Monk Seraphim al-Baramūsī and some leaders of the Alexandria [Theological] School had...
Despite the continuous meetings between the three major Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches to reach an agreement on the personal status law of Egyptian Christians, sources have revealed that there is still disagreement among the three denominations because each church insists on certain...
The article spots the apparitions of Virgin Mary in Egypt, some of which have been officially recognized by the Church while others are still under study. The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the first apparition of the Virgin Mary in the city of Burtus, Giza, on June 28, when, according to church...

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