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The celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as of the Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt, held in the Cultural Center of Kafr al-Sheikh, led to a discussion between the Hegumen Buṭrus Basṭawrūs, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta, and students from a preparatory...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II emphasized that no one can differentiate between a Muslim and a Christian in Egypt. The only difference is that a Muslim enters a mosque and a Christian enters a church. “Except for that, there is no difference,” the Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria said.
Following what was written about the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of the St. Makarius Monastery on one hand, and what is happening in the corridors of that monastery on the other, some important remarks can be made, although there are to now no official information disclosed: 
In 1911, the Copts organized the First Coptic Conference in Assiut, which some historians viewed as a true beginning to a resolve of sectarian tension.  In light of the recent and tragic sectarian terrorist attack in al-Minya, it is important to remember that another significant conference,...
On Sunday, the French Coordination for Eastern Christians convened in Paris under the theme: ‘Against Discrimination and Violence of Eastern Christians and other Minorities’. High-level representatives of Islamic and Christian clergy participated in the conference, beside a number of journalists,...
Dr. Ḥāfiz Abu Siʿdah, president of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), member of the National Council for Human Rights, reviewed the Council's efforts to promote the concept of citizenry in Egypt and its role in supporting international organizations in their war on terrorism. He...
Don’t talk with me about the Egyptian Family House or the National Council for Countering Extremism and Terrorism while the blood of innocent people is shed, their freedoms violated and their money, belongings and lives are stolen. Do not address orphans, widows and the bereaved with the "language...
There have been numerous demands to call off the Egyptian Family House (EFH), following its intervention in the Coptic crisis in the village of Dimshāw Hāshim in Minya. The governorate of Minya has witnessed many attacks on Copts, the latest of which led to the displacement of some families from...
On Sunday, Chancellor Nāṣir al-Dahshān, Senior Solicitor-General of the Court of Appeal in Alexandria, Egypt, received a complaint filed against Aḥmad al-ʿArajāwī, a House of Representatives MP for al-Nūr Party, accusing him of rabble-rousing in the country. Attorney Tāriq Maḥmūd, who presented...
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 and Patriarch of St. Mark has declared in the ABC Radio Discussion that Copts are being targeted by the Islamic terrorist groups. During  his Australian trip, Pope Tawāḍurūs mentioned that the prayers of “Aḥad al-Saʿf”, which commences  the ”weeks of pain” or “Usbuʿ...
In his condolences message, the Coptic Orthodox Pontiff said: “We pray to God to grant the families of the dead consolation, recovery to the wounded, and all those who were victims of an unprecedent and brutal act of terrorism. We stand in solidarity with all segments of the Egyptian people, and...
Saʿīd Ḥasāsīn, member of the House of Representatives, described Copts’ accompaniment of Muslims during the opening of a mosque in the city of al-Zaqāzīq and their contribution of five million EGP as an historic event.
The simultaneous bombing of the churches in Alexandria and in Ṭanṭā shocked everyone who is aware of the evil plan to attack Egypt through murder. For the war against terrorism has been raging on in Sinai for years and the Egyptian army has been thoroughly outworn as a result.
On Tuesday, Miṣr al-Khayr Foundation signed a partnership protocol with the Episcopalian church to complete a project titled “Together to Develop Egypt” to train and qualify youth by a number of imāms and priests on the skills of accepting the other, connecting with youth, and spreading love...
Bishop Cyril of Najaʿ Ḥammādī praised the annual visit conducted by the governorate’s executive leadership, headed by the Governor of the territory, to the Archbishopric to present their well-wishes for the feast.
In an act of political stupidity and arrogance, Republican representative Dave Trott presented a piece of draft legislation titled “The Issue Concerning Coptic Churches in Egypt,” which was discussed during the 114th session of Congress. It was then referred to the Committee on Foreign...
Dr. Khālid al-ʿInānī, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, said that Egypt, throughout its history, has excelled in religious tolerance throughout the various eras it has endured.
That beautiful mosque no longer exists in Abu Dhabi. Its name has changed from The Mosque of Muḥammad Bin Zāyid to The Mosque of the Virgin Mary or the Mother of Jesus. 
Many legends surround an old tree called the “Virgin Mary Tree,” located in the ancient al-Maṭariyya district of eastern Cairo.

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