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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...
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta and Kafr El Sheikh and representative of Pope Tawāḍrūs II handed over an icon to Doctor Tharayyā Bashʿalānī in appreciation of her appointment as chargé d’affairs of the secretary general of the council.
The Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile resumed its two-day emergency meeting held at the Evangelical Church in al-Azbakīyah, Cairo, to discuss a number of pastoral issues, including the church’s relationship with Evangelical churches outside Egypt that permit same-sex marriages and ordination of...
“The Eastern Christians, Two Thousand Years of History” Exhibition, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris, has received great attention in the French, Arab and other media networks, especially because French President Emmanuel Macron attended the opening of the exhibition.
  As a follow-up to my interview with a Cairene Protestant pastor, I asked Cornelis Hulsman, Editor-in-Chief of Arab-West Report, for an interview on pious fraud. “I first learned about the term Pious Fraud from my long-time friend Dr. Otto Meinardus, German scholar and former pastor of the Maadi...
  Arab-West Report talked to an Egyptian pastor about the situation of Christian Communities in Egypt. Our interview partner, who prefers not to be mentioned by name, is an Egyptian who has been living for several years abroad and returned to Egypt to work for the benefit of the Christian community...
Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks the first day of the Dutch Coptic Organization’s Annual Conference, in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. The conference is titled “Modern Egypt Under the Shadow of the Contempt of Religions Law.” The conference will be attended by a selection of thinkers and...
The author details, analyzes and evaluates two of the several important significances of the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt. The first significance is that the Pontiff’s choice of Egypt to be his destination confirms his awareness of the importance of Egypt’s historical and continuing role in...
The Coptic Solidarity (CS) organization, one of the organizations of the Coptic diaspora in the United States, announced that its two-day global conference will resume coming Thursday. The activities of the first day are to be held at the American Congress, under the title: “Fighting Terrorism...
Tomorrow (Monday), The Coptic Evangelical Commission for Social Services will organize a forum for cultural dialogue under the title “Together Against Violence” at the Commission’s headquarters in Arḍ al-Sulṭān in al-Minyā. 
Pastor Paul Ḥalīm, official spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that the Coptic community in England organized a Christmas celebration, attended by Ambassador Nāṣir Kāmil, Egyptian ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Dr. Jalāl Saʿīd, President of the Egyptian Community.

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