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Egyptian Christians on Saturday celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ in All Saints Cathedral in Zamalek, West Cairo, amid tight security. Christians, who follow the western calendar, celebrate Christmas Eve 24th December and continue to the next day with prayers, religious ceremonies, exchanging...
Egyptian Churches dealt with the predicament of the simultaneity of the Western Christian on 25th December and the Eastern Christian 7th January with the grief of the Orthodox Church, after the death of 26 victims and injuring more than 40 others in the explosion in St Peter’s Church two Sundays...
In his article this week, `Ādel al-Sanhūrī writes:  President Al-Sisi, to his credit, is the first president to visit the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Mark on the occasion of Christmas, thus marking a new stage in the relationship between the political leadership and the Egyptian Christians...
As the Nativity Fast before Christmas starts, the Coptic Orthodox Churches in Minya offers their litany of peace by praying for Egypt, its leaderships, and its people.
While the Western Churches celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24 according to the Gregorian Calendar, the Eastern Churches, including the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on the eve of January 7, according to the Julian Calendar. The call of Pope Francis to...
In conjunction with the celebration of the Coptic Christmas on January 7, the National Center For Translation organizes a forum today, Tuesday, at 6 pm to discuss the recently published Arabic translation of the book entitled Churches In Egypt: From The Journey Of The Holy Family To The Present Day...
Under intense security measures the churches in the different governorates have celebrated Christmas. The mass was attended by community, political, executive, security leaders. Muslims and Christians were united in the celebrations in the governorates (Ghādah al Disūsny, et. al, al-Shurūq, Jan. 8...
The Church of Qasr al-Dūbārah celebrated Christmas the day before yesterday, as Revered Sāmih Morris, pastor of the church, apologized for the high level of security, saying this was in anticipation of ‘any explosion that might target the church and its occupants during the celebrations’. 
This article reflects on the Copts' insistance to challenge terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood threats. In difficult security and life conditions, Egyptians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ tomorrow, united by the terror of the Muslim Brotherhood, who targeted the churches in particular, after...
Muhammad Ibrāhīm, Minister of the Interior, sent messages of felicitation to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, to Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Evangelical Community in Egypt, and to employees of the Ministry of the Interior, to mark the celebration of Christmas. Ibrāhīm stated ‘As our Christian...
With the approach of the Christmas celebrations, Egyptian churches of the different denominations informed the ministry of interior of the scheduled masses and festivities for security measures.
President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi said: “We need to spread the culture of acceptance of others in order to have a society that lives in peace.”
Sīsī opens a new chapter with the Coptic Church Egyptian President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī’s visit to a Cathedral to show his respect for Coptic Christians on Christmas Day was a notable moment for relations between the presidency and the Church in Egypt. Relations between the presidency and Church...
  This year's Coptic Christmas holiday comes exactly one year after a shooting outside a church in Naj‘ Hammādī and less than a week since a tragic church bombing left 23 dead in Alexandria. In light of these threats, AWR's Jayson Casper tells the story of how Coptic Christians celebrated the...
  Following the atrocity in Alexandria, many Christians have responded with angry demonstrations and violence. Though an understandable reaction, AWR's Jayson Casper proposes an idea for Christmas Eve that can unite Christians with the very security forces they are rallying against…  
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
  AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman says that the government, Muslims, and Christians need to work together to address the growing sectarian tension in Egypt in order to prevent future attacks, such as the the New Year's Day bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead and...
In an interview with Gerrit Roos of Reformatorisch Dagblad and Cornelis Hulsman, Bishop Marqus highlights the problems facing Christians in Egypt today. These problems include issues such as church building, conversion, the Egyptian education system and the emigration of Christians abroad.
The number of Christians is seriously diminishing in Arab countries. Conflicts in the region are behind their collective emigration.

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