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More than a news source said that President Mursī’s failure to clearly announce his presence of Pope Tawadrus II investiture ceremony is the result of pressures practiced on him by Salafists who decline to attend the occasion. [‘Usāmah al-Ghazālī Harb, al-Ahrām, Nov. 11, p. 9] Read original text...
President Mursī should respond to the invitation he received and witness himself on Sunday (November 18) the ceremonies to enthrone the new pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as the visit will have a special significance, which is...
The Egyptian Church has denied accusations levelled against it by the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that it had mobilized Copts to vote against the draft constitution during the first round of the referendum which took place last Saturday (15 December).
Dr. Najīb Jubrā'īl, Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said that the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to enforce the Church name in the current events even though the Church did not interfere in politics and did not incite Copts to do anything (referring to protests off the...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
Bishop Quzmān of North Sinai said President Muhammad Mursī, during his recent meetings with the evicted Coptic families that returned to their homes in Rafah, has pledged to protect Copts.
As the investiture of Bishop Tawadros II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday (November 18) in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, is drawing near, controversy is still heated over whether President Muhammad Mursī would attend the ceremony. [Muhammad...
The constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt is facing collapse from within as less 48 hour after civil parties and movements suspended their activities the representatives of the three churches announced on Friday (November 16) withdrawal in protest over certain articles in the...
Salafī leaders had contacts with the presidency in an attempt to dissuade President Muhammad Mursī from his decision to attend the enthronement ceremony of Pope Tawadrus II on November 18 on the grounds that the event is purely religious and “against the Muslim faith," sources revealed. [Mahmūd...
President Muhammad Mursī on Friday (Nov. 8) issued a presidential decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark as the decree was received by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius. [‘Imād Khalīl, ‘Id ‘Abd al-Jawād, Rashā al...
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 congratulatory...
In his last press interview with al-Bawāba News, the late Ghassān Khalaf, Professor of Biblical Studies, said that the Israel and its Zionist ideology seek to fuel divisions in order to justify the existence of a religious Jewish state, thus achieving their political ideology and restoring their...
Pope Tawadros received Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, and Sidkī Subhī, Minister of Defense, members of  a high ranking governmental delegation, to pay respects and give condolence to Pope Tawadros on the death of his mother. Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, has approved that Mayādah Ashraf and Mary...
Pope Tawadros has accused human rights reports on Copts in Egypt of being “purposefully distorted misunderstandings” during one of his statements to a satellite channel [the article did not mention the channel].
Father Bishoy Hilmī, Secretary of the Egypt Council of Churches, said that the Council would seek legal recognition, and would submit a request to the Presidency. Halmī stated that the organisation had originally sought a constitutional article from the Constituent Assembly of 2013 (also known as...
The army has asked the Crisis Committee for the Orthodox Church to specify the Churches and places of worship that are a priority for rebuilding or restoration after they were damaged during the violence that followed June 30, after a previous attempt to raise the necessary funds for restoring them...
On February 26th, newly appointed Prime Minister Ibrahīm Mahlab made his first public appearance when he visited the papal residence at St. Mark’s Cathedral in ‘Abāssiyah. Accompanied by Dr. Ghādah Wālī, the new Minister of Social Solidarity, Mahlab offered Pope Tawadros II his condolences for the...
On behalf of the Egyptian Government, the Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ʿUmar Marwān (Omar Marawan) required the adding of the representative of the Egyptian Church to the permanent committee of technical, legal and administrative experts on the protection of manuscripts.
Patriach Gregory III Laham  of the Church of Antioch,  spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church stated that his meeting with Interim president Adly Mansūr was simple and honest. He requested that articles of the constitution be integrated in academic curricula to teach youth and...
The three Coptic churches have welcomed the nomination of the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Field Marshall Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī, for presidency (Majdī Fikrī, al- Dustūr, Jan. 29, p. 6). Read original text in Arabic.   

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