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Al-Zanayqah village in Isnā, Luxor, was turned into some kind of a military barrack as a result of a tighter security to prevent mounting sectarian tensions between its Muslim and Christian residents. The tensions erupted when the Muslim and Christian mobs rallied the day before yesterday and were...
Bishop Makarius tweeted: the construction of houses of worship is a right we demand.
The TV show "Hawā Miṣr", broadcasted on the channel "France 24", discussed the attack on the houses of the Copts in Minya governorate, and the way to solve the customary sessions.
Fire fighting forces controlled a fire breaking out in the prayer hall of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in al-Fashn, south of Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf], as a result of the fall of a candle in the hall.
Don’t talk with me about the Egyptian Family House or the National Council for Countering Extremism and Terrorism while the blood of innocent people is shed, their freedoms violated and their money, belongings and lives are stolen. Do not address orphans, widows and the bereaved with the "language...
Pope Tawadros has filed a lawsuit in the Administrative Court appealing the decision of mayor of East Nasr City.
Fr. Bimyan Shukrī, the caretaker of the Anba Abrām Church in Shubrā al- Khaymah issued an appeal to President Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī in order to intervene to allow the Church to build a service building.
The village of Dimshāw has become the scene of tensions between Muslims and Christians because Christians wanted to change a prayer house into a church building. It happens a lot that Christians in villages with no or insufficient church buildings meet for prayer in a house. Generally Muslims in...
Matruh media center conducted a forum on March 18 about “the rights and responsibilities of citizens”. Representatives of the Church have held up the governorate of Matruh as an example of how to renounce and prevent violence and fitnah between religious communities. Bishop Bijīmī al-Anbā Būlā...
The Coptic Church will hold its first conference discussing divorce and second marriages at Wādī al-Natrūn in May. The conference will continue for four days, and will be attended by Pope Tawadros and over 100 bishops, priests, and legal advisers, and will be headed by Bishop Būlā of Tantā, head of...
In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
In a strongly worded statement marking the fourth anniversary of the dispersal of Rābʿāh in August 2013, which resulted in a wave of violence against churches and Egyptian Christians, Bishop Makāriyūs of Minya and Abu Qurqāṣ criticized the authorities, saying: “Although the Constitution ensures the...
Egyptian columnist and writer, Nādīn ʿAbdallah discusses the feasibility of the law of building houses of worship after the incident of Aṭfīḥ, Giza, in which some radical Muslims stormed a building Christians used for more than 15 years to hold prayers. The perpetrators destroyed the contents after...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, stressed that the Church serves the whole society and not Christians only. The Church helps society in education and upbringing and in forming good citizens that are connected with the homeland, heaven, and God.
In an interview with Mīnā Thābit, Director of the Minorities and Vulnerable Groups Program at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), he said that Christians in Egypt suffer from personal status issues, especially divorce and the permit for a second marriage, in addition to the...
Copts United highlights the major Church events of this week:
“This design is preliminary and not final,” said Rev. Būlus Ḥalīm, official spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, commenting on a picture of the cathedral in the new administrative capital, which was released by al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ and signed by Pope Tawāḍrūs II. 
The Coptic Street [community] witnessed several events during the past week… We follow the most prominent of them in the proceeding article. 
The engineering commission has completed the reconstruction of 56 churches subjected to destruction following the 30th of June revolution.

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