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Karīm Kamāl, president of the ‘Union of Copts for the Homeland’, praised the decision of Theophilus III, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan, of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in protest against Israeli practices, describing it...
Egyptian Churches celebrate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) on November 15, in the presence of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, Father Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Churches, Rev. Dr....
Egyptian Churches celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) at the end of October, in the presence of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, Bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥāq of the Coptic Catholic Church, Rev. Andrīyya Zakī, Head of the Evangelical...
Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church, Bishop Narcissus, stated that the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Patriarch Theodore II, has inaugurated the oldest seat of the patriarchate at the Monastery of St. Sabas the Hegumen, Alexandria. 
In an official visit to the Coptic Orthodox Church, a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Church arrived yesterday evening.
Archbishop ʿAṭā Allāh Ḥannā, President of the Greek Orthodox Bishops of Sabastiyya in Jerusalem rejects the imposition of oppressive taxes by the Israeli occuption authorities on church institutions in Jerusalem and on any other international institutions.
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.
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
Nicholas Papadimas is the hero of the hour in Israel and the focal point of a good deal of gossip on the Jewish street, being the Trojan horse that helped Zionism sneak into the Greek Orthodox Church and seize more Palestinian territories in Jerusalem, including the ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattāb square,...
The Cathedral of St. Nicolas in the Azhar district, Cairo and the Church of St. Saba, the [Greek Orthodox] papal residence in Alexandria, have started receiving condolences for the death of Pope Petrus VII, the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox of Alexandria and all of Africa. Last Saturday, the...
A chancellor promoted a law suit to assume control of a church belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church in the Egyptian village of Rashīd. Christian villagers are furious and ready to pay with their lives to prevent the takeover.
A war of documents is ongoing between Pope Shenouda, who provided Waṭanī newspaper with a certificate that states that Bishop Mavias, who ordained Maximus, has no accredited religious legitimacy while the latter presented three certificates that confirm the authenticity of his ordination.
The author discusses Christianity in Egypt, and what it means to be a Copt living in a society that constantly struggles with social issues.
The Greek Orthodox Church has sent a testimony to the court, denying the consecration of Timotheos Mavias, who ordained Max Michel as Bishop Maximus I.
Patriarch Gregorius III Lahhām, patriarch of Antioch and the orient of Alexandria and al-Quds for the Greek Catholic Church, stresses the necessity of establishing a secular state and gives his opinion on the current situation of Christians in the Arab world.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff’s...
The author discusses the issue of the ordination of women in various Christian denominations and traditions.
Construction works at the Greek Orthodox monastery in Nablus, dating back to the fourth century AD, have been finally completed. This article sheds light on the historical context of the monastery which has witnessed long time violations and offenses.
Princess Mona Al-Hussein, sister of the Jordanian King, laid the foundation stone of the first modern church named after Saint John the Baptist. The church will be under the authority of the Archbishopric of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Church elected a new patriarch on Monday, replacing embattled Irineos the First after his alleged involvement in leasing property in east Jerusalem.


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