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Major General Hāshim Āmna visited Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of the Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Marc – at the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādi al-Naṭrūn. The Governor presented the Beheira Governorate shield to the Pope and expressed his congratulatory...
In a broadcast message on the radio station ‘Mar Murquṣ’, mouthpiece of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II declared that he will not annul the upcoming Eastern Christmas festivities on January 6 that many Copts called on annulling because of the recent sectarian events that occurred in...
During the consecration prayers celebrated yesterday in the St. Mark Cathedral of al-ʿAbbāssīyah for the ordination of new bishops, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, announced that the coming Christmas, January 6th, will be celebrated at the new Jesus Nativity Cathedral in the new Administrative...
In a meeting with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Shaykh al-Azhar, and Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand muftī,  Pope Tawāḍrus stated that Egyptians are not to be categorized on religious basis and that Muslims and Christians are in a state of harmony.
The Churches and dioceses in Egypt have witnessed intensified security measures by the armed forces and police. 
Prosecutor Muhammad al-Daramālī of Al-Giza Governorate is investigating with three Palestinians arrested while trying to enter the church of 6th of October City during the celebration of  Christmas Mass. Claiming first of being Copts, their papers showed  that they are Muslims holding the  ...
Under the title “No invitations to public figures for Christmas’” Al-Musawwar reports that due to the difficult political time the country is currently facing, the Egyptian Church, unlike every year on the occasion of  Christmas celebration, will not send official invitation either to public,...
Pope Tawadros II held New Year's mass at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, without prior notice, to mark the second anniversary of the bombing on New Year's Eve 2010. Outside the church where 24 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, Muslims and the Christians held a vigil. They tied a...
As the celebrations of the Christmas and the New Year are knocking the doors, the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior have directed all security services in various security departments to prepare wide security plans to maintain security and order and to combat all forms of crimes so that all...
Shaykh Aḥmad Abū Rāshid al-Jabālī, chief of the Jabāliyya tribe and advisor to the Monastery of St. Catherine on Sinai tribal affairs, denied the news on social media about the closure of the monastery in Christmas for security reasons.
The Coptic Street [community] witnessed several events during the past week… We follow the most prominent of them in the proceeding article. 
ʿAbd al-Ḥāfiẓ Ruwīshīd al-Maṭīrī, the vice president of the Egyptian Council for Egyptian and Arabic Tribes, congratulated Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Christmas.
The engineering commission has completed the reconstruction of 56 churches subjected to destruction following the 30th of June revolution.
The Egyptian armed forces have completed the reconstruction of St Peter’s Church in only 15 days. This comes after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi [ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī] promised to repair the church following the terroristic attack that targeted the Mass of December 11, 2016. The attack resulted...
While Christmas celebrations are held, and under the shadow of those who aim at destabilizing and terrorizing Egypt, we have to stop a little while to recall the teachings of Jesus, with all their beautiful meanings and value for life. It is especially important to recall those related to love, the...
It has been three years since President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi has been sworn in as the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt after winning the presidential elections on 3 June 2014. During his rule, a new page was opened for the Copts in Egypt. In fact, the thinkers and the Christian clerics see...
Meanwhile, Orthodox churches in Egypt are holding the Coptic Christmas Mass today amidst tight security measures as the Mass will be led by Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah.   The Mass will be attended by delegations representing...
The church’s insistence on the invitations it has sent to SCAF members and Islamists on one hand and calls by the opposition to stage protests off the cathedral on January 5-8 on the other are putting both sides on the horns of a dilemma, reads an opinion article in al-Ahrām daily. Many Coptic...
Pope Tawardros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of Saint Mark, said that Christmas is a joy for everyone, not only Christians.
Security forces of the Egyptian governorate of Sohāj on the Nile West Bank tightened their security measures around churches, mosques and monasteries in various villages and cities of the governorate in preparation for the Coptic Orthodox Christmas.

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