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Days ago, Pope Tawāḍrūs II inaugurated the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Jabal al-Qalālī [Qalali Mountain].
The Coptic Orthodox Church is celebrating the anniversary of the death of St. Samuel the Confessor [[Ṣamūʾīl al-Muʿtarif] on Kiyahk 8 of the Coptic calendar or December 17 of the Gregorian calendar.  The word “confessor” refers to a saint that was tortured because of his/her Christian faith but did...
The Coptic Orthodox Church continues to issue warnings over people trying to steal donations from Copts under various pretenses.  The latest comes from the Diocese of Dayr Mawās and Diljā, which warned of the circulation of receipts stamped with a seal attributed to “Brothers of the Lord” in the...
Last Monday, the St. George Monastery for Nuns in Old Cairo warned that someone on social media was claiming to be tasked with gathering donations in Egypt and abroad for the monastery.  Following these events, Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, warned of dealing with...
The Monastery of Saint Thomas [Dayr Anbā Thomas al-Sā’iḥ] was warned of a fake page on social media under the name of Father Samuel [Ṣamūʾīl].
The bishops and monasteries announced the final cancellation of all activities and masses and receiving visitors starting from today for 15 days, following the meeting of the Holy Synod today.
Churches have settled on a group of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus among churchgoers whenever they return for religious services.  This is in addition to a forthcoming decision by the Egyptian Cabinet about reopening houses of worship in mid-June.  Measures...
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...
Lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights organization, submitted a complaint to chancellor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī, the public prosecutor, accusing youths of making fun of Christianity by dressing up as monks and dancing and doing acrobatics in the monastic garbs. 
Engineer Waʿd Allāh Abū al-ʿIlā, head of the Projects Sector of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, said that the work on the project to renovate the Church of the Virgin Mary at the Monastery of the Mountain of Birds [Dayr Jabal al-Ṭayr] began in 2018, after the Permanent Committee for Coptic and...

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