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His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II said that the convening of the Holy Synodduring 2020 was hindered because of the Coronavirus, in response to a question addressed to his Holiness by one of the attendees at the weekly meeting at the Church of Our Lady and Saint Bīshūy in St. Mark’s Cathedral in al-...
Around 300 Christians performed “Thursday Worship” at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria on the fourth day of carrying out the decision to gradually reopen churches.  Churches have been closed since March 21st, when Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī issued the decision to close churches...
Sāra ʿAllām, the reporter for the Coptic matters to al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ, has revealed details of his holiness Pope Tawādrūs II’s announcement on the use of Communion spoons and the spread of Coronavirus in a new ‘Live’ broadcast on the Instagram page of al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ. This came after Pope Tawādrūs...
Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ outlines the press conference held by Saudi Arabia to announce the details of the Hajj [Ḥajj] pilgrimage season this year.
On Saturday morning, the Standing Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held a meeting via video conference led by Pope Tawāḍrūs II on the different rates of infections and deaths from one diocese to another, from severe, to moderate, to mild.
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
The Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] announced on Tuesday the suspension of all group religious activities during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] as a precaution due to the rising spread of the Coronavirus across the globe. 
From the first moment of the novel Coronavirus’s outbreak inside Egypt, Pope Tawāḍrūs II issued a number of decisions including the stop of Holy Week and Easter prayers to protect worshipers from getting the virus.  However, the Facebook page Faith Protectors Association launched attacks and openly...
The Evangelical Church is following the current situation closely. The church is noting the active efforts being made across the board by state-run sectors and entities to combat the coronavirus, and to contain the crisis which is threatening both the country and the world at large.

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