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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...
Pope Francis has urged the followers of the Catholic Church to continue evangelizing the world. He stated that a Christian that stops evangelizing is like a man sick in his creed (Author not mentioned, al- Fath, Feb. 21. p. 11). Read original text online in Arabic.  
On behalf of the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, the Apostolic Administrator of Giza [al-Jīzah], Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf], and Fayoum [al-Fayūm], Bishop Toma Adly Zaki [Tūmā ʿAdlī Zakī] received the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion and beliefs, Ján Figeľ....
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, arrived in Cairo yesterday as the head of a delegation from London for a two-day visit. It is his second visit to Egypt since his inauguration in March 2013. He met Pope Tawadros II and high ranking officials from al-Azhar and other institutions. Sources...
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...
The Vatican responded angrily to the UN yesterday, after the latter accused it of covering up crimes of child abuse by priests and requested it to change its position on abortion and homo-sexuality.  It accused the Committee for Children’s Rights of the UN of intentionally misinterpreting the facts...
President al-Sīsī met today with His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, accompanied by a delegation from the First International Forum of Coptic Church Youth.
The UN Human Rights committee is denouncing attacks committed against children by clergy of the Catholic Church (the Vatican). It denounced the policies that, according to the statement, allowed priests to rape hundreds of thousand children and to sexually harass them. It called for revealing the...
Earlier, we have discussed the importance of improving the performance of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in Egypt, especially in light of the plans to reconstitute the NCHR over the coming period of time. In fact, it is necessary to improve the NCHR’s performance at the domestic and...
The Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, Ambassador Nabīla Makram, met with a French parliamentary delegation from the Eastern Christians Studies Group in the presence of the French Ambassador in Egypt. The delegation is currently visiting Egypt headed by the two French MPs...
On October 6, 2016, Arie de Boer, Koen Vliegenthart and Cornelis Hulsman visited two sites that were World Servants projects in the period of 2006 until 2009. The delegation was received by Father Rueiss [Ruways], and briefly met with Bishop Gabriel [Jibrāʾīl] when he left the church after a prayer...
The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See, AnbaṬawāḍrūs, will take part in ecumenical prayer on Saturday, in the Italian city of Bari, after having been invited by Pope Francis I. This would be the second time that the two popes meet in Italy, following the Coptic Orthodox’ first visit...
An expected visit of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria, to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis of the Vatican was announced in Egypt. According to a church source, the Coptic Orthodox Pope in Egypt reassured the Orthodox churches during their meeting last night about the...
Al-Taḥrīr interviewed the diocesan Bishop of Viterbo, Lino Fumagalli before his departure to Cairo. Heading the first Italian pilgrimage delegation to the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the representative of the Vatican expressed his joy to revisit Egypt, in particular Luxor and Aswān. He...
The Italian writer Gianni Valentini has said in a comment article about the meeting of ‘prayer and meditation’ which will bring together Pope Francis and the heads of Middle Eastern churches,scheduled to take placenext July in Bari in Southern Italy, that ‘unity between churches is the hope which...
On Wednesday, Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, governor of Suhāj, received Bruno Musarò, the Vatican’s Nuncio to Egypt, together with the Coptic Catholic Archbishop, Anba Yūsuf Abu al-Khayr, including a delegation of priests of the Catholic Church of Suhāj. The Nuncio conveyed Pope Francis’ greetings to the...
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
The Egyptian Churches Council (ECC) will resume on February 15, 2018 its annual “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” celebrations. Hosted in rotation by each church, Egypt’s churches organize the ecumenical meetings that are attended by representatives of every church.
On the verge of a new year and a unity among Christian denominations sought by the ordinary people as much as church leaderships, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs has laid a new cornerstone for unity among Christian denominations by having a group of children accompanying him during his congratulatory...
The Egyptian arena has shown resentment after six members of US congress submitted a memorandum on a systematic discrimination against Copts in Egypt demanding that US aid to Egypt to be subject to steps that ensure equality and eliminate marginalization of Christians in Egypt. This was not the...

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