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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.
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, revealed the details of a church announcement to extend church closures and the cancellation of prayers for Holy Week and of Easter masses. He clarified that the measures would be carried out at all churches and in all parishes,...
It is almost Ramadan [Ramaḍān], which comes this year amid exceptional circumstances. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has forced people to stay indoors following the preventative measures taken by the government, including quarantine and placing a curfew on civilians’ movement. The...
In an unprecedented move, the Rose al-Yūsuf magazine departed from the nation’s typical way, and attacked the Coptic Orthodox Church and its bishops in the Holy Synod. 
Saint Mary’s Church, which belongs to the Coptic Orthodox diocese of al-Qūṣiyyah in Asyūṭ governorate, allocated a building within the church to be used for quarantining villagers returning from abroad. 

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