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In this op-ed, the author argues that ignoring the local and sectarian nature of the Armenian and Syriac genocides comes at the risk of having these sentiments resurface again.  He then focuses on how these events tie with the situation on the ground for Christians in Turkey and Syria and the...
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
AWR reader Henk Glimmerveen asked us on October 2019 to view the documentary titled “The Valley of Salt,” broadcasted on October 18 by the Evangelische Omroep (EO, Evangelical Broadcasting Company). The parents of the filmmaker, Christophe Magdy Saber [Christophe Majdī Ṣābir], both Coptic...
After the attempted killing of the Coptic Kātrīn Ramzī in al-Warrāq, Giza, an extremist tried to slaughter a Coptic man in the same way in the district of al-Marj yesterday. A bearded man approached at his workshop and tried to kill him using a sharp cutter, throwing insults and abuse at the Copts...
Christianity entered Egypt with Mark the Evangelist during the time of the reign of Nero in the first century. The Christians in Egypt at that time used the Coptic language and the Coptic Church still uses Coptic in prayers today. In his book "A Short Account of the Copts", the American...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticised Egyptian security forces after the latter had prevented 4000 Coptic Christians from performing the New Year’s prayer in a building in Fāw Baḥarī village. The Christians of the village, which lies in Dishnā (Qinā governorate) in the south of...
v. Fr. Lūqā Asʿad, bishop of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Rashīd, Buḥayra governorate, has called on the Supreme Constitutional Court to decide on the lawsuit filed by the church acting on behalf of Pope Tawādrūs II, Bishop Bākhūmiyyūs, bishop of Buḥayra, Maṭrūḥ, and the five western cities,...
In the context of the recent Sudanese revolution and civil transformations, this article will follow the systematic persecution of Christians in Sudan. Instances of persecution of Christians in Sudan are generally isolated and temporary, yet have taken on a systematic nature, especially since...
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that the Southern Diocese of the United States of America is organizing, for the first time, a new celebration for the event of the entrance of Christ into the land of Egypt under the name of Global Coptic Day.
In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.

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