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  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,...
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...
Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, visited Jerusalem in November to pray over the body of Archbishop Anba Abrahām, the leader of the Coptic Church in the Holy Land. The visit caused much controversy in Egypt, and in particular in Egyptian media, literary and...
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