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His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs the Second, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark, on Thursday met with Sulaymān Aḥmad, Director of the Middle East Affairs Department at the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry. Also present were the Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt and Anba...
The Orthodox Coptic Church will this week carry out the largest reshuffle of its internal administration since Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark,assumed office, involving senior figures in the Holy Synod and regional clerical councils....
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark, praised the influence of Sunday schools in the Orthodox Coptic church over the course of the last hundred years. Convinced of the positive impact of Sunday schools, Pope Tawāḍrūs declared that he is...
The Egyptian media outlet Maṣrāwī this Week highlighted the centennial of the founding of Coptic Orthodox Sunday Schools by Archdeacon Ḥabīb Jirjis.
On the Evening of Tuesday, the 2nd of April, 1968, the Virgin Mary began to appear in luminous scenes over domes of St. Mary church at al-Zaytūn, north of Cairo. Since that night, thousands of people pilgrim every night to Ṭumān Bāy Street at al-Zaytūn, heading to the small church that has been...
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...
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...
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...
“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. 
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
The Evangelical Community in Egypt announced that it will officially celebrate Easter on April 7, at the Evangelical Church in Heliopolis. The celebration will be headed by Rev. Dr. Andrea Zakī, the community’s president.
In an interview with MBC TV channel, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II said that the Egyptian Church is an independent national institution, and has never been dominated [by foreign institutions].
In his speech during a celebration marking the anniversary of the death of late Pope Shinūdah III, at the monastery of St. Mary [al-Siryān] in Wādī al-Natrūn, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II said that late Pope Shinūdah was biblically experienced in theological dialogues.
In an interview with a Saudi newspaper, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II reiterated his statement about the number of Christians in Egypt, saying that the number of Christians is 15 million.

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