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Archpriest Victor Kulaga, representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Egypt, said that the participation of his church in al-Azhar conference in support of Jerusalem, held today in Cairo, is to promote peace in the Middle East. In his statement disclosed to the Emirati news site al-ʿAyn, the...
In an interview with Dr. ʿĀyida Naṣīf, professor of philosophy at Cairo University and secretary of the Youth Committee of the Family House [an Egyptian national institution under auspices of the Church and al-Azhar to foster Muslim-Christian religious unity], she said that the committee have...
Copts United highlights the major Church events of this week:
The article highlights the recorded phone call of Fr. Samʿān Shiḥātah, the Coptic Orthodox priest from Banī Swayf [Beni Suef] who was stabbed by an extremist while he was on a visit in al-Salām City, Cairo.  Fr. Samʿān died on the spot, on October 12. 
The Egyptian Writers Union hosted on Thursday the book signing event of the recently published collection of poems, entitled “Kalimāt fī Arḍ al-Salām” (Words in the Land of Peace), by Egyptian poet Maryam Tawfīq. The poems document Pope Francis’ recent visit to Cairo.
Najīb Jibrāʾīl, lawyer of the Coptic Orthodox Church praised Egypt’s armed forces’ fulfilment of their duty, saying, “The Egyptian armed forces have finished restoration of 95 percent of the Egyptian churches.” More than 69 churches were devastated by Muslim Brotherhood followers in the aftermath...
Dr. Khālid Muntaṣir, Egyptian physician and columnist, dedicates his article this week to Dr. Muḥammad Abū al-Ghār, who has been honored by the British Royal Society for his work in the field of gynecology and woman health: Every day he taught us a new lesson. he is a professor in every sense of...
The four major Coptic churches of Egypt, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, and Episcopal Church, submitted lists of a total of 3615 unlicensed churches and service buildings that have already been used for church-related activities before September 28, 2016. 
During the opening of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Banī Mazār, Minyā, in presence of religious leaders and government officials, Rev. Andrīyya Zakī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Egypt, said that the church, like the mosque, is a part of the Egyptian identity, adding that it is...
After the controversial remarks by Egyptian actress Ḥanān Turk that Christians are dhimmīs, a Coptic woman, Dr. Marīyam Ḥannā, sent a question to Shaykh Dr. Muṣṭafā Rāshid, professor of Islamic Sharīʿah, asking for his opinion if Christians can assume presidency in an Islamic country.
The author, Ḥamdī Rizq, states that the recent population census did not meet the expectations of Copts and a range of observers who wanted to know the official number of Copts in Egypt. Although the national Coptic Orthodox Church does not announce or ask for numbers to avoid provoking sectarian...
The Evangelical Theology Seminary in al- ʿAbbāsīyah, Cairo, announced the start of teaching the Arab Christian Heritage Diploma at the seminary headquarters in cooperation with the Center for Middle East Christian Studies and the Coptic Studies Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Egyptian poetess and novelist Fātimah Nāʾūt criticized Egyptian actress Ḥanān Turk for her remarks in which she described Copts in Egypt as dhimmīs, saying that the term ‘dhimmī’ can no longer be used to describe non-Muslims under civil laws applied in modern Egypt.
In response to what has been recently circulated that an Egyptian court prevented a Christian citizen ‎from giving testimony, SaʿīdʿAbd al-Masīḥ ʿAbd Allāh, a lawyer, said that in 2016, he was able to testify before the ‎Family Court and the judge accepted his testimony.‎
Two young men, Aḥmad Tāj, a Muslim, and Mīnā Wajīh, a Christian, launched an initiative on social media to teach Coptic language to Egyptian young people in different governorates.
“The Eastern Christians, Two Thousand Years of History” Exhibition, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris, has received great attention in the French, Arab and other media networks, especially because French President Emmanuel Macron attended the opening of the exhibition.
Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Tayyib received the delegation of the Italian Senate, headed by Senator Nicola Latorre, Chairman of the Committee of Defense during his visit to Cairo. Shaykh al-Tayyib said al-Azhar is an educational institution that works to establish peace among all peoples, and this...
Egyptian actress Munā Zakī launched, through her personal account on Twitter, a hashtag named “I Am Egyptian, the Cross Does Not Offend Me.” This represented Zakī’s objection to the idea of banning the placing of the Cross on churches as a part of the draft law on building churches in Egypt,...
Pope Tawāḍurūs II of Alexandria, Patriarch of St. Mark, has directed this statement to terrorist groups, “I hope you halt this violent attitude, and start to interact with societies in order to create a better future for all.” 
Pastor Doctor Ikrām Lamʿī, speaking on behalf the Evangelical Church, said that the Muslim Brotherhood twisted the statements of Christian authority figures such as Pope Tawāḍurūs II in attempt to create divisions between Christians and the government. He added that the Egyptian political system is...
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