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“People talk about human rights, but what about God’s rights?” said Pope Tawadros in his sermon on the eve of Coptic Christmas on 6 January. These words, and most others in the same sermon rang hollow, as I recalled the opening lines of chapter thirteen in the book of Corinthians: “If I speak in...
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 article reports that Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7 went about as usual, with no reports of any trouble. The holiday comes a week after a deadly church bombing in Alexandria. Many Muslims also attended Christmas mass out of solidarity with their Christian countrymen. In the...
Egypt's Muslims showed solidarity with their Coptic brothers and sisters during Christmas celebrations. Many attended Christmas services across the country; others gathered in the street in support of national unity. This article in the Egyptian Gazette reports that Pope Shenouda led mass at Saint...
Muslims celebrated alongside Christians at Coptic masses in churches nationwide on Thursday night, as extra security measures were taken after the New Year's attack on a church in Alexandria. Pope Shenouda led mass at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, which witnessed the presence of Muslim statesmen...
  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...
The tragic attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, in Alexandria has caused a drop in the sales of new clothes, food, and sweets--traditional items used by Copts to celebrate Christmas. Many Coptic families cancelled their celebration plans after the attack in solidarity...
  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…  

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