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Security forces in Dakahlia decided to cancel the Feast of St. Dimyana that is usually held annually between May 12-20 in Bilqās, Dakahlia. 
Major General Hāshim Āmna visited Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of the Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Marc – at the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādi al-Naṭrūn. The Governor presented the Beheira Governorate shield to the Pope and expressed his...
Located in Malāwī, Minya on the eastern side of the Nile, the archeological area of Dayr al-Barshā is closed for excavation works supervised by the Egyptian ministry of antiquities. After a land subsidence that occurred in the Minya area few days ago, residents of the neighboring valley of Dayr al-...
Just by entering the monastery of  Samʿān al-Kharāz we find the beauty of nature around us everywhere, as you are surrounded by trees and roses, you can enjoy watching the carved drawings of Blessed Virgin Mary accompanied by verses of the bible on the walls of the monastery. Inside the monastery...
Anba Bīshūy, or Makram Iskandar Niqūlā, the 76-year-old Metropolitan Bishop of Damietta, Kafr al-Shaykh and al-Brārī, died of a heart attack early in the morning on Wednesday. Pope Tawāḍrūs II mourned the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Bīshūy, and the funeral prayers will be held at Monastery of Saint...
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
The Coptic al-Bawāba made a year-long trip to a range of distinct religious sites for exploring the Coptic shrines at home Egypt particularly Aswan, and abroad especially in Paris. The most significant of these shrines are outlined below. 
Today the Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates the second anniversary of Pope Shinūda’s death in the monastery of St. Bīshūy (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al- Natrūn. The Coptic Cultural Center in St Mark’s Cathedral in Abāssiyah will grant, in honor of Pope Shinūda III, an international prize,...
After the death of Metropolitan of the dioceses of Kafr al-Shaykh and Damietta, Bishop Bīshūy, rumors spread that his deputy is to preside over the St. Damiana [Dimiyānā] convent of which the late bishop was the president. The monastery of the martyr St. Damiana [Dimiyānā] in the south of Damietta...
In a statement to the press, Pope Tawāḍurūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria of Egypt, said that the Church considers the killing of the Abbot of the Anba Maqār Monastery ‘a criminal offense’ which has been properly investigated by the relevant and competent legal authorities. “More than 400...
Shaykh Aḥmad Abū Rāshid al-Jabālī, chief of the Jabāliyya tribe and advisor to the Monastery of St. Catherine on Sinai tribal affairs, denied the news on social media about the closure of the monastery in Christmas for security reasons.
UNESCO World Heritage List includes seven Egyptian sites, divided into six heritage: The Monastery of Abū Mīnā, Historical [Islamic] Cairo, The Memphite Necropolis, Ancient Thebes, The Monuments of Nubia, and St. Catherine.  
Civil Protection Forces in al-Daqahliyya managed to contain a fire that ravaged the Monastery of St. Demiana in the city of Bulqās today. An official report was issued of the attack and it has been sent to the prosecutor for investigation. 
Following the terror attack on a bus conveying Christian pilgrims on their way to the St. Samuel the Confessor in the Minya Governorate, the Coptic Orthodox Church has decided to close the Mar Guirguis (St. George) Monastery of Al-Khataba town in the Monūfiyah Governorate, in Lower Egypt. The...
Assiūt is characterized by its many tourist and religious attraction, especially ones related to Christianity, because it represents a civilization, culture, and historical legacy of the Copts worldwide.
Father Felixinōs, a monk of Deir al-Muharraq in Assiūt, confirmed that the old Virgin Mary Church of the Monastery was the place where the Holy Family lived, pointing out that it is the oldest church worldwide.
The monastery of Anbā Bula Al-ʿAmer of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Red Sea, issued a statement on Friday, warning of the production of a film that depicts the life of the deceased monk, Bishop Fānūs of Anbā Bula.
Background: Two interviews were conducted by Cornelis Hulsman at the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Jabal Asyūt.  Side A: Brother Luke of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in Jabal Asyūṭ (Durunka) talked (in English) about a miracle that happened years ago in a cave  where the light filled the...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to a lecture in Hofgeismar, Germany, about his research about the violence around the Monastery of Abū Fānā, Egypt. Prof. Karl Pinggéra opened the conference with a reference to the Egyptian Holy Family tradition. Hulsman responded to this by linking...
Jayson Casper recently interviewed Father Basilius from the Coptic Orthodox Church on the role of monasticism in the church. He asked him specifically about issues related to the Monastery of Abū Fānā which was at the heart of a dispute last year with local Arab communities.

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