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During the time in which Christians celebrate the Holy week a number of those who traveled to Jerusalem to visit the Holy Land on pilgrimage were accused to be traitors and pro-naturalization with Israel. 
547 Christians left CairoInternationalAirport on four planes yesterday for Tel Aviv in order to go to Jerusalem to celebrate the Holy Week and Easter at the holy places there. About 4000 Copts went to Jerusalem this year, according to Engineer Viktor 'Ādil Malāk, owner of a tourist company that...
Ruways Morcos, General Deputy of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and official spokesperson for the Church in Alexandria, said that the travel ban to Jerusalem for Orthodox Copts was a decision of the Holy Synod is the highest authority in the church. 
Two planes with 89 and 86 Christian passengers on board have left Cairo for Tel Aviv via Amman. These Christians want to go to Jerusalem for Easter celebrations. The church disapproves of travels to occupied Jerusalem for it means normalization with Israel, according to the decision of late Pope...
Copts celebrate the Holy Week, which marks the end of the fasting and the week before Easter, yesterday. The Church invited President 'Adlī Mansūr and Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab to join, according to the usual protocols. The festivities were organized in coordination with the security forces...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the Pope of Alexandria, said that Egyptian Coptic elders and Coptic families can accompany their children to visit Jerusalem.
  In an interview hosted by the Saudi-Arabian editor-in-chief of ʿArab News, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II denounced the decision of banning the Copts from visiting the Holy Land, describing it as an ‘inappropriate decision’.   Pope Tawāḍrūs II explained that many Egyptians,...
When referring to a journey to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Egyptian Christians speak of ‘pilgrimage’. Today, with the influx of Christians (from all over the world) visiting the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the term ‘pilgrimage’ needs to be redefined, according to Coptic theologians. 
Fr. Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church, confirmed that the church is very firm on its decision of not allowing pilgrimage to Jerusalem as long as the Holy Land is occupied. In addition, he said that the fact that “some individuals or travel agencies organize touristic trips...
Speaking to al-Dustūr, Pope Tawādrūs of the Coptic Orthodox Church said the church rejected and condemned the Israeli assault on al-Aqṣā Mosque, because such practices would sow fanaticism and hatred among people, calling on the Arab governments and the international community to stop these...

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