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  Archpriest ‘Abd al-Masīh Basīt of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud said in an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm newspaper that assaults on Copts and churches are taking place only by extremists, adding those attacks after the January 25 revolution equal all those during the era of former...
The Holy Synod Secretary Bishop Daniel stated that the Coptic Orthodox Church issued no statements regarding the decision to defrock two monks of the St. Makarius Monastery, also known as Abu Maqār Monastery, for not complying to the regulations of monastic life and disobeying the abbot of their...
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.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, held a meeting with New Jersey priests and their families as part of his current pastoral visit to the United States, which began on September 13, and is scheduled to last for several weeks.
Pope Tawadros II ordained three new priests. Furthermore, in an interview with a Kuwaiti newspaper he stated that Egypt was and will remain the first defense line of the Arab Gulf States, hailing the stance taken by Saudi Arabic, Kuwait and the UAE as historic. The Pope stated that national...
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 diocese of al- Minya and Abu Qurqās organized a ceremony on the occasion of the second anniversary of Pope Shinūda’s death.
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,...
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...
In a statement disclosed to al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, issued a papal decree appointing the monk Pitruniyūs al-Maqārī (Petronius) as Secretary to St. Makāriyyūs The Great in Wādī Naṭrūn. The decision was announced during his...
On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
Father Athanāsiyūs Ḥīnayn [Athanāsiyūs Ḥenein], parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Athens, called for the removal of faculties of Islamic and Christian sciences from “the narrow paths of religious discrimination”, and make them accessible for all students in secular universities. He...
While many monks and priests welcomed the decision of Pope Tawādrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark to prohibit monks from holding confessions of the believers, and assigning the practice of this sacrament only to priests, some others expressed their reservations on...
The decision to ban last Friday the popular Father Makārī Yunān from delivering sermons was highly controversial within the Church, which prompted the Coptic Orthodox Pontiff, Pope Tawadrūs, to arrange a meeting with Makārī upon his return from his trip to Europe. The Pope met with Father Makārī,...
Dr. Sālem ‘Abd al-Jalīl, Professor of Islamic Culture and former Undersecretary of Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments, criticized Pope Tawadrūs’ decision to suspend Father Makārī Yunān of St. Mark Church in Clot Bey. “I call on Pope Tawadrūs to amend his decision”, ‘Abd al-Jalīl said, adding “Ideas and...
The Minyā Governorate continued the activities of "Together against Violence and Terrorism" in Dayr Mawās [Deir Mawas], in order to raise the awareness of young people about the dangers of terrorism. Increased public awareness of terrorism being necessary to protect the homeland and ensure its...
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...
The Committee of Faith and Dogma of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, headed by the General Bishop of the Youth, Bishop Mūsa, has submitted a classified report to Pope Tawadros II on doctrinal offenses committed by members of the Alexandria Priest Seminary for Theological Studies. 
Rev. Būlus Halīm, the Spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, disclosed new details about the Coptic priest who was kidnapped a few days ago in the town of Nyala, capital of South Darfur State. 

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