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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...
The cassation court has set April 1st as the date for the first sessions in the re-trial of the two former monks accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], head of St. Macarius monastery (dayr Abū Maqār) in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, after petitions were presented by the monks’ defense team. 
The media center for the Cabinet of Ministers published an infographic, which brought to light the most recent result regarding the number of legalized churches and buildings in application of Law No. 80 of 2016.  The state committee for the legalization of unlicensed churches, which was formed in...
It’s been one year since the Holy Synod Monastic Affairs Committee issued its 12 revolutionary decrees on regulating monastic life against the backdrop of the murder of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, Abbot of the Saint Macarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. The decrees were announced following a...
Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and activist, sees the developments surrounding the monastic life today as needing to be placed within their proper historical context.  “We are facing a general stage that is not limited to monasticism alone where the digital revolution was able to surpass all...
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Church is announcing new decisions, including the recognition of monasteries that are under the supervision of the Church but have not received ecclesiastical recognition to this day.
The Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has introduced a questionnaire for monks across various parishes, the Churches of Saint Mark, and servants of the Church regarding the selection process for monks and their preparation for monasticism, as well as their relationship...
This article discusses the third annual Coptic Studies Symposium at the University of Toronto (U of T), and its importance. 
Bishop Dāniyyāl, Bishop and Abbot of Saint Paul Monastery in the Red Sea, confirmed that all the losses caused by a fire last night at the monastery's headquarters in Hadā’iq al-Qubbah area are material and there are no casualties.

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