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The conflict between the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] that lies in the Old City of Jerusalem began in 1820 and was impacted by the situations in the two countries and involvement of other international groups, who used the issue as...
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s stance on the Palestinian cause is tied to the church’s stance on the Egyptian state.  If the pope agreed with the head of state, the church identified with its official position.  However, if the church didn’t agree with the state, then it took a stance inconsistent...
A decades-old conflict between Egyptian and Ethiopian monks over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] in Jerusalem has flared up once again.
Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
Israeli media reported that the Jerusalem City Council approved a budget allocation of 700,000 shekels for the restoration of a balcony in the Dayr al-Sulṭān church in Jerusalem.  The site was closed by authorities after one of the stones fell from the balcony of the church.
Bishop Antony [Anṭūniyyūs], Archbishop of the Holy Land and the Near East, said that the crisis of Deir al-Sultan [Dayr al-Sulṭān] is to end soon, after having witnessed Israeli aggressions and abuses against the monks of the monastery.
Recently the General Congregation Council of the Coptic Orthodox Church [al-Majlis al-Milli] has resurfaced after Pope Tawāḍrūs II met with its members for discussing the attack on al-Sulṭān Monastery [Dayr al-Sulṭān] that took place last Sunday. Before the meeting, the Council issued a statement...
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt issued a statement concerning the Deir al-Sultan Monastery [Dayr al-Sulṭān] in which she confirms her good relations with churches of other denominations worldwide. The church further explained the historical background of Dayr al-Sulṭān in Jerusalem, saying: “...
When referring to a journey to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Egyptian Christians speak of ‘pilgrimage’. Today, with the influx of Christians (from all over the world) visiting the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the term ‘pilgrimage’ needs to be redefined, according to Coptic theologians. 

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