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The monks of the monastery of Anbā Ṣamūʾīl in Minya organized a protest on the road leading to the monastery, objecting to the ban on visits and entry of cars of all kinds.
Located in Malāwī, Minya on the eastern side of the Nile, the archeological area of Dayr al-Barshā is closed for excavation works supervised by the Egyptian ministry of antiquities. After a land subsidence that occurred in the Minya area few days ago, residents of the neighboring valley of Dayr al-...
The celebrations will begin on November 10th, and will last for a week until November 16th. Thousands of tents will be set up to welcome visitors who wish to stay overnight during the days of the anniversary of the birth [Mawlid]. Meetings are also held in the last week of October of each year to...
In an interview with TEN TV Channel, the Coptic thinker Kamāl Zākhir said that “the youth in Egypt joined the monastic life in large numbers after 1954, when late Pope Shinūda III and the Abbot Mattā al-Miskīn (Matthew the Poor) decided to become monks at that time under their namesFather Antonius...
Just by entering the monastery of  Samʿān al-Kharāz we find the beauty of nature around us everywhere, as you are surrounded by trees and roses, you can enjoy watching the carved drawings of Blessed Virgin Mary accompanied by verses of the bible on the walls of the monastery. Inside the monastery...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox church, yesterday visited St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Monastery for nuns in Warren, Ohio. During his pastoral tour in the United States of America, which began two weeks ago, His Holiness praised the...
Anba Bīshūy, or Makram Iskandar Niqūlā, the 76-year-old Metropolitan Bishop of Damietta, Kafr al-Shaykh and al-Brārī, died of a heart attack early in the morning on Wednesday. Pope Tawāḍrūs II mourned the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Bīshūy, and the funeral prayers will be held at Monastery of Saint...
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
The time limit granted to unrecognized monastic entities by the Monastic Affairs Committee of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church, headed by His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, has expired.  However, these entities have not fulfilled the conditions of...
In an interview hosted by Sky News TV Channel, Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Tawāḍrūs II, said that Bishop Epiphaniyūs, who was killed close to his cell inside the Abū Maqār Monastery (St. Makarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery), was cherished and respected by everyone, adding, that in...
Kamāl Zākhir, Founder of the Secular Coptic Current (SCC), announced that the SCC will organize its 6th conference by next October, indicating that it will present an Egyptian national vision regarding the problems associated with the erection of churches and the Coptic monasticism. 
Despite confessing before the official investigation authorities of his complicity with the defrocked Monk Ishʿayāʾ al-Maqārī in the murder of Anbā Epiphaniyūs, Bishop of the St. Makāriyyūs Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, but the Holy Synod’s Monastic Affairs Committee has not yet decided the fate of...
The Coptic al-Bawāba made a year-long trip to a range of distinct religious sites for exploring the Coptic shrines at home Egypt particularly Aswan, and abroad especially in Paris. The most significant of these shrines are outlined below. 
In an effort to promote religious tourism, members of al-Wafd Party, Assiut branch, visited the Dayr al-Muḥarraq, also known as the Muharraq Monastery, in al-Qūṣiyyah Markaz (country’s subdivision).
Today the Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates the second anniversary of Pope Shinūda’s death in the monastery of St. Bīshūy (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al- Natrūn. The Coptic Cultural Center in St Mark’s Cathedral in Abāssiyah will grant, in honor of Pope Shinūda III, an international prize,...
After the death of Metropolitan of the dioceses of Kafr al-Shaykh and Damietta, Bishop Bīshūy, rumors spread that his deputy is to preside over the St. Damiana [Dimiyānā] convent of which the late bishop was the president. The monastery of the martyr St. Damiana [Dimiyānā] in the south of Damietta...
In a statement to the press, Pope Tawāḍurūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria of Egypt, said that the Church considers the killing of the Abbot of the Anba Maqār Monastery ‘a criminal offense’ which has been properly investigated by the relevant and competent legal authorities. “More than 400...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II decided to close his official page on social networking media, Facebook. In his last posting on Facebook before shutting the page, the Pope said that using social media is a “waste of time, age and life, that is why I am shutting down my personal Facebook page and I salute all my...
The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawāḍrūs delivered three important messages in his speech to the monks of Abu Maqār Monastery at the funeral of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, who was found dead at his monastery on Sunday morning.
On Monday, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria, awarded Nādiya ʿAbdu, Governess of Beheira [al-Biḥayrah], with a Coptic shield at the occasion of the inauguration of two churches, St. Makārīyūs al-Sakandarī and the Three Macarius Saints church, at St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-...

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