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On February 15, the churches of Minya and Alexandria commemorated the “martyrs” killed five years ago in Libya by Dāʿish (the Islamic State) in 2015, after the Holy Synod dedicated February 15 as an annual day to celebrate “the feast of the new martyrs.”
The National Press Authority decided to report the editor-in-chief of the magazine Rose al-Youssif [Rūz al-Yūssif] to the authorities for disparaging the Coptic Orthodox Church on the cover of its most recent issue. The commission decided to issue an apology to the church, and the magazine will...
On Monday, the Monastery of St. Macarius [Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn commemorates the 14th anniversary of the death of Father Mattā al-Miskīn.  Father Mattā al-Miskīn was born in 1919 in Banhā with the name Yūssuf Iskandar.  He was from a rich family and graduated from pharmacy school in 1943 and...
The magazine Rūz al-Yūsif, in its Saturday edition, caused controversy after including a portrait of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], who is bishop of the churches in central Cairo, next to Muḥammad Badī’, a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, on their front cover. The Church was outraged by its publication...
Is precaution doubting in God’s ability?!  Is using reason to fight the Coronavirus a lack of faith?!  On the margin of these difficult questions, the controversy around using the spoon in the sacrament of the Eucharist again resurfaces thanks to the personal ambitions of some priests and clergy as...
The Coptic Orthodox Church began offering pastoral activities and spiritual services to Copts from afar by broadcasting them online in light of the measures taken to confront the Coronavirus, which included closing church building and stopping gatherings and church activities.
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that last Saturday the church issued a decision to ban gatherings, sports clubs, and nurseries and to suspend church activities in the context of preventative measures against the coronavirus.
The Papal Headquarters at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya today saw the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Institute of Coptic Studies and the Faculty for Specific Education at al-Zaqāzīq University.
Father Michael Anton [Mīkhāʾīl Anṭūn], representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church, revealed before the ministerial committee in charge of legalizing church conditions, that the work of the committee is in favor of the principle of citizenship, as directed by President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī. In...
The Episcopal Church in Old Egypt began one of the activities for the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” under the title, “Youth Day,” in participation with the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic denominations.  At this event, the heads of the...

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