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Priests and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Samālūṭ dioceses in the governorate of al-Minyā sent a letter to the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Maḥmūd Tawfīq, calling on him to approach the conditions of the Christian places of worship in the Upper Egyptian city.  The priests are...
The St. George Church [ Mār Jirjis al-Shahīd], the first and oldest in Alexandria, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first mass held there in 1959. This year, the Church is holding a major celebration on this occasion. The celebrations comprise many programmes and competitions for all ages...
Presided by the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Shubra al-Khayma, Bishop Murquṣ, and for the first time, a liturgical Mass was celebrated in the house of one of the Egyptian Christians working in the ultra-conservative Islamic monarchy. This is the first liturgical mass to be performed in Saudi-...
The names of Coptic churches are emblematic for piety or strength of faith, and is either selected by a priest or by the church institution in accordance of the location and interoperation with the Bishopric.
Undersecretary of the Coptic Orthodox papacy, Hegumen Ibrām Imīl (Abram Emil), said that the committee in charge of codifying the status of the churches as well as service annexes and premises had agreed to legalize the status of 16 churches and service buildings in Alexandria. According to Ibrām...
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 Christian Youth Movement called on Pope Tawādrūs II, and Bishop Raphael, the Secretary General of the Holy Synod, to hold accountable the Coptic Orthodox priests who allow holding election propaganda inside churches.
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-...
CTV interviewed Pope TawāḍrūsII following the opening of the first Coptic Church in Japan during his first ever visit to the country. “We built the church upon the request of Copts in Japan so that they do not feel isolated,” said the Pope. A priest from Australia will be delegated to serve...
Pastor Rūīs Mikhā’īl of the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Rūīs in Bahrain that the Coptic Orthodox Churchin Bahrain is considering constructing a base during the upcoming period, after having acquired a piece of land, provided by the Bahraini monarch King Ḥamd bin ʿĪsā al-Khalīfa as a...
Infirād website presents a number of facts about the new administrative capital church, which will be built at the request of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, during his Christmas mass speech.
“This design is preliminary and not final,” said Rev. Būlus Ḥalīm, official spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, commenting on a picture of the cathedral in the new administrative capital, which was released by al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ and signed by Pope Tawāḍrūs II. 
In accordance with the provisions of the new law on church construction, Dr. Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, Governor of Suhāj, approved the rebuild of the Coptic Evangelical al-Rasūliyya Apostolic Church in al-Ghurayzāt village of al-Marāgha Center. 
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
Although the first Coptic church built on the land of one of the Gulf states is over 80 years old, the construction of churches in the gulf and the service of the Christian clergy there is a dilemma that requires continuous understanding.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, believes that there are positive developments happening in the country, as evidenced by the adoption of a church building law after 160 years, including the repair of churches that were attacked in 2013. The Coptic...
Counselor Ahmad Abu Zaid, spokesman of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said yesterday that talks held between the minister Sāmeh Shukri and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed several issues related to bilateral relations between the two countries, including anti-terror...
After decades of contesting ownership of Deir Al-Sultān of Jerusalem, and following negotiations between the Ethiopian and the Egyptian churches last August, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem finally released documents proving its ownership of the monastery.
Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...

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