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Mehmet Görmez, head of Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic authority in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said that celebrations of Christmas and New Year is idolatry and heretic. 
Egyptian Columnist Muḥammad Ḥamādīwrites this week: “Copt” in the ancient Egyptian language means “ancient Egyptian” and therefore we are all Copts, we are all Egyptians. The Egyptians have sensed the danger of sedition and division but the Egyptian people are standing tall and united throughout...
The churches of Kafr el-Sheikh [Kafr al-Shaykh] witnessed the New Year Mass attended by hundreds of Egypt’s Christians, the Copts. The boy scouts, deacons, servants, priests were also present inside and outside the churches to serve the eucharist to worshippers coming from neighboring villages and...
The imam of a mosque located near the Virgin Mary and St. Sergiūs Church of al-Haggāna village, east of Nasr City, Cairo, called the police after he discovered many explosive devices stored on the roof of his mosque. According to the imam’s report, he feared these explosive devices were targeted...
Attorney Ṭāriq Maḥmūd filed a lawsuit against the Salafi leader Yāsir Burhāmῑ accusing him of igniting sectarian strife by issuing a fatwa [fatwā] over his Facebook account that prohibits the congratulation of Copts to their Christmas holiday.
In a broadcast message on the radio station ‘Mar Murquṣ’, mouthpiece of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II declared that he will not annul the upcoming Eastern Christmas festivities on January 6 that many Copts called on annulling because of the recent sectarian events that occurred in...
Tomorrow, the activities of the exhibition "Wāḥid Tūt" (1st day of the month of Thout in the Coptic year) will be held at Miṣr Public Library, al-Zāwīyah branch, organized by the Egyptian Heritage Preservation association, headed by Mājid al-Rāhib . The ceremony will be opened by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbd...
During the consecration prayers celebrated yesterday in the St. Mark Cathedral of al-ʿAbbāssīyah for the ordination of new bishops, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, announced that the coming Christmas, January 6th, will be celebrated at the new Jesus Nativity Cathedral in the new Administrative...
In a meeting with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Shaykh al-Azhar, and Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand muftī,  Pope Tawāḍrus stated that Egyptians are not to be categorized on religious basis and that Muslims and Christians are in a state of harmony.
Pope Tawadros II called on all Coptic Christians to attend mass this Christmas, stressing that the anniversary of the attacks against Copts on this holiday should not prevent Copts from expressing joy during the festive season. Due to Egypt’s political turmoil and the recent approval of the country...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, on Tuesday (January 1), said that Egypt is back to the Egyptians after the Revolution, stressing that “the day came where I can enter the mosque, surrounded by the political power and the Governor”, addressing so Muhammad...
As the celebrations of the Christmas and the New Year are knocking the doors, the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior have directed all security services in various security departments to prepare wide security plans to maintain security and order and to combat all forms of crimes so that all...
Dr. ʿAbd al-Hādi al-Qaṣabī, President of the Supreme Council of Sufī Orders and Head of the Social Solidarity Committee in the House of Representatives congratulated Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria for Easter Christmas. Al-Qaṣabī said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī attending Christmas...
For the first time in 50 years, the Pope is absent from the Cathedral of St. Mark in ʿAbbasiya, as this year's Christmas Eve Mass was held at the Nativity Church in the new administrative capital of Egypt.  
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that an experimental liturgy will be held on Friday in preparation for the consecration mass on the Easter Christmas Eve on Saturday, January 6.
Meanwhile, Yusrī Hammād, the media spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, said the party refuses to participate in the Coptic Orthodox Church’s celebrations of the Christmas Mass, adding the party has not even received an invitation from the cathedral. “Muslims should not participate in any...
Security forces of the Egyptian governorate of Sohāj on the Nile West Bank tightened their security measures around churches, mosques and monasteries in various villages and cities of the governorate in preparation for the Coptic Orthodox Christmas.
The Church of Qasr al-Dūbārah celebrated Christmas the day before yesterday, as Revered Sāmih Morris, pastor of the church, apologized for the high level of security, saying this was in anticipation of ‘any explosion that might target the church and its occupants during the celebrations’. 
This article reflects on the Copts' insistance to challenge terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood threats. In difficult security and life conditions, Egyptians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ tomorrow, united by the terror of the Muslim Brotherhood, who targeted the churches in particular, after...
The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it already set up informal groups to participate in the protection of churches during the New Year's Eve and Eastern Coptic Christmas celebrations. The Brotherhood, in a statement congratulating Copts as well as Muslim on the Christmas, called on the Supreme...

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