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During the interview hosted by the Saudi-Arabian based Arab News, the Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II described the Crown Prince Muḥammad ibn Salmān as “a great man for a great nation”. Such a view as expressed by an enlightened and progressive Eastern Christian cleric might not have been clearly...
In his last press interview with al-Bawāba News, the late Ghassān Khalaf, Professor of Biblical Studies, said that the Israel and its Zionist ideology seek to fuel divisions in order to justify the existence of a religious Jewish state, thus achieving their political ideology and restoring their...
During his visit to Austria, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of the church of Alexandria praised the role played by KAICIID Dialogue Center in fostering dialogue among all religious followers and cultures, peace building and combating terrorism. 
In the second day of the “Youth Peacemakers” Forum held under the auspices of al-Azhar, the Muslim Council of Elders and the Canterbury Cathedral, the intensive lectures and workshops program continued at the Churchill College of Cambridge University, focusing on raising the participants’ awareness...
 A delegation of leaders from the German and Swiss Evangelical Churches visited today the Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism to learn the role of the Observatory in refuting the suspicions and ideas of extremist groups and clarifying the truth of Islam and its tolerant teachings on the...
In an exclusive press conference for local journalists reporting on the Coptic issue, General Secretary of the Middle East Churches Council (MECC), Soraya Beshelani [Thurayyā Bishʿīlānī] said that the Council has followed up a number of causes and crises some countries of the Middle East...
Pope Tawadros received Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, and Sidkī Subhī, Minister of Defense, members of  a high ranking governmental delegation, to pay respects and give condolence to Pope Tawadros on the death of his mother. Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, has approved that Mayādah Ashraf and Mary...
The Supreme Islamic Council, headed by Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, is convening tomorrow its 23th general conference.  The Secretariat general of the Council Dr. Ahmad ‘Agībah stated that the Council did not send invitations to Qatar or Turkey due to their hostile policies towards...
  Dr. Abāss Shūman, deputy of the Azhar,  denied claims in international media that the Azhar and the Vatican have signed an agreement to combat slavery. Shūman stated that Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, the representative of the Azhar in the conference that was held at the Vatican to discuss the prospects of...
Father Bishoy Hilmī, Secretary of the Egypt Council of Churches, said that the Council would seek legal recognition, and would submit a request to the Presidency. Halmī stated that the organisation had originally sought a constitutional article from the Constituent Assembly of 2013 (also known as...
The army has asked the Crisis Committee for the Orthodox Church to specify the Churches and places of worship that are a priority for rebuilding or restoration after they were damaged during the violence that followed June 30, after a previous attempt to raise the necessary funds for restoring them...
On February 26th, newly appointed Prime Minister Ibrahīm Mahlab made his first public appearance when he visited the papal residence at St. Mark’s Cathedral in ‘Abāssiyah. Accompanied by Dr. Ghādah Wālī, the new Minister of Social Solidarity, Mahlab offered Pope Tawadros II his condolences for the...
The World Association for al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) received on Wednesday a delegation of Franciscan friars. The unprecedent visit to the WAAG was “a fruitful encounter that aims at maintaining national security through developing a sense of citizenry and national unity,” member of al-Azhar’s...
Expressing his wish to establish a Coptic Orthodox Church in Saudi-Arabia, Pope Tawāḍrūs II believes that the spirit of the times has imposed many changes in the region.
For the first time in the Church’s history Pope Tawadros has visited Ambassador Ahmad Qattān, the Saudi ambassador to the Arab League. Church sources stated that the purpose of the visit was to thank the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its noble actions towards the Egyptians. He also expressed his...
Pope Tawadros II has met Saad al- Harīrī, the former prime minister of Lebanon. Al- Harīrī stated that Egypt’s success will have a positive effect on all neighboring states  (Marco ‘Ādil, al- Akhbār, Feb. 21, p. 8). Read original text online in Arabic.  
On behalf of the Egyptian Government, the Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ʿUmar Marwān (Omar Marawan) required the adding of the representative of the Egyptian Church to the permanent committee of technical, legal and administrative experts on the protection of manuscripts.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, met with the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella on Monday at the Republican Palace in Rome, discussing various topics related to Christianity in Egypt, such as the prominent role the Coptic Orthodox Church and al-Azhar...
For the first time, Pope Tawadros II was accompanied by the Grand Imam of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, when he led the meeting of the Bayt al-A’ilah (the Egyptian Family House, name of an initiative of the Azhar for Muslim-Christian dialogue). The meeting was organized by Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq...
In support of the national unity, both the Endowments Ministry and the church launch the “Female Preacher and Nun” Initiative under the slogan “Together in the service of the homeland”. The initiative is aimed at speaking and dialoguing with women through Muslim Female Preachers and Christian Nuns...

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