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Dr. Rodolph Yanney, president of the Society of Coptic Church Studies and founder and editor of Coptic Church Review in 1980, gave the RNSAW permission to bring his articles in the Copts Digest and the Coptic Daily Digest, published in 1999, together in one report describing the factors leading to...
The author, who is the Patriarch of the Catholic Copts, comments on the Birth of Christ saying that it was the birth of peace, love, equality among mankind and a starting point for a new humanity that forms one family whose father is God. He asked God to keep president Mubarak safe and healthy and...
The Head of the Pontifical Council for Inter Religious Dialogue sent a message to Muslims on the occasion of the Lesser Bairam. He wrote that the month of Ramadan is a time for Christians and Muslims to remember their spiritual bonds. He pointed out that the UN declared the year 2001 an...
Khoury in turn responds to Bader’s article and explains why Taybeh is unique for its rich historical Christian heritage. Last year, Taybeh had a joyous Christmas celebration but as a result of the continuous Israeli attacks and brutality, this joyful celebration will not take place this year.
The author comments on Miss Maria Khoury’s article " Christmas in the Village," in which she mentioned that Taybeh "is the only all-Christian village that is currently in existence not just in the Holy Land but in the entire Middle East Region." He points out that Smakieh is another all Christian...
The author recounts how cheerfully Christmas used to be celebrated in the village of Taybeh, which is the only all Christian Palestinian village in the Holy Land. However, Christmas this year will be depressing and sad because there will be no Christmas celebrations this year in respect for the...
A number of the left wing political parties are expected to demonstrate at Saint Peter’s square in Rome against the visit of the Austrian extremist rightist leader Jorg Heider, who is accused by the leftists of being anti-Semitic. The Jewish community in Italy considers the meeting between the Pope...
Bishop Yohanna Qolta, the Deputy Patriarch of the Catholic church, believes that the month of Ramadan is a chance for social solidarity. The priest of the Hanging Church, described Mawa’id Al-Rahman as the Mawa’id of the national unity and love. Reverend Manees Abdel Nour said that Ramadan reminds...
Dr. Yohanna Qolta, the Deputy Patriarch of the Catholic Copts, spoke about his memories about the month of Ramadan and about the impact of Islam on his writings. He pointed out the reasons behind the appearance of the term "emigrant Copts" and the attitude of his church towards them. He also spoke...
The Greek, Syrian and Latin Catholic churches witnessed three important nominations. The Latin Catholic Church in Egypt is still waiting for a successor of Archbishop Egidio Sampieri who died three months ago.
Archbishop Loutfi Laham has been elected by the Melkite synod as the new Patriarch of the Melkite Catholic Church. His recognition by Pope John Paul II is expected soon.
Loutfi Laham, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholics was elected to succeed Patriarch Maximous V, who resigned for health reasons. In his first statement, Patriarch Laham praised the pioneer role of Egypt throughout the history.
The Catholic Patriarch may resign because of his old age. In that case, one of his assistant bishops, most likely Bishop Yohanna Qolta, may be appointed in his place.
This is the text of a lecture delivered in London by the general administrator of the Latin Catholic Church in Jerusalem, Father William Shomali, representing Latin Catholic Patriarch Michel Sabah of Jerusalem, during the investiture of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher of England and...
The Maronite Patriarch and Cardinal declared that the existence of Christians in the East, at the beginning of the third millennium, is a matter of life or death for them. Lebanon is an example. The majority of the Lebanese who emigrated in the last ten years are Christians. This also applies to...
A group of between 45 and 50 Israeli settlers attacked Father Ibrahim Hijazine, a Catholic priest from Ramallah after he had preached in Nablus. On his way back to Ramallah they forced him to go back saying that he can’t use this road because it is for Israelis only. When Father Ibrahim told them...
The churches of the world, according to the author, have a positive attitude towards the Palestinian issue. Pope John Paul II signed an agreement with the Palestinian president which authorizes the Palestinian Authority to supervise all the institutions of the Vatican in Palestine. The General...
The U.S. Catholic Conference expressed its deep disturbance with the efforts of extremists, in the Middle East and abroad, who incite and intensify religious conflict through inflammatory rhetoric, and anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and anti-Christian acts. It declared that the Holy Land must be a...
Pope John Paul II encourages the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land and the leaders of the Christian communities, to renew their efforts to ensure that relationships between all are inspired by mutual respect, in humility and trust. He also appeals to Jewish and...
Father Raed Abusahlieh, Chancellor of the Latin Patriarch, instituted a personal information service per e-mail. He selected with Harry Hagopian the title for this advocacy and interpretation service. Their choice fell on the olive tree, associated with Jesus’ Passion as much as being a universal...

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