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Upon instructions from Pope Tūwadrus II, HG Anba Julius (General Bishop of Old Cairo Churches) paid a pastoral visit to the UAE churches for checking up on the people of the Coptic Orthodox Church, their priests and their servants in the UAE.  
On Tuesday the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the 51th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance, according to Christian belief, on the domes of the church that bears her name in the al-Zaytūn area of Cairo.
Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
There has been a long history of relations between the Egyptian Church and the African continent. Since its inception in the 1970s, the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Africa has been interested in translating the books of liturgy, sacraments and liturgical services into some 17 African languages that...
The Coptic Orthodox Church sent a congratulatory letter to the Shaykh of al-Azhar and the Grand Muftī and some political figures in which Pope Tawadros II congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr ('Amād Khalīl, al-Masrī al-Yawm, Aug. 9). Read original text in Arabic.
Presidency confirmed that President Muhammad Mursi (Mūrsī) held a surprise meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, and Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, at the Presidential Palace (Nāsir 'Abd al-Majīd, al-Wafd, June 19, p. 4). Read original text in Arabic.
A Copt attempted to attack Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II during his weekly sermon on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyyah. The attacker, ‘Adil Līyūn Wahīb, attempted to reach the place the Pope is staying. People panicked, but the security guards succeeded in...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has announced his plans to form a council to facilitate divorce and remarriage by the end of April. The plan includes various procedures such as providing easy access to legal and social workers, clerical councils to help the families, the introduction of the...
There are new signs of fitnah tā'ifīyah in the town of al-Wastá of Beni Suef Governate. Al-Sabāh reported about a number of anti-Christians pamphlets that were distributed in al-Wastá, in addition to, flyers that were against Saint George Church (Mār Jirjis). The messages accused Saint George...
Egyptian writer and editor-in-chief of al-Mubtadaʾ, Hānī Labīb said during an interview broadcast on Egyptian Radio 9090 that he rejects the use of the phrase ‘Coptic Diaspora’ to describe Egyptian Christians immigrants who were labeled as such for the first time by President Muḥammad Anwar al-...
On Saturday, the Coptic Orthodox Church concluded the activities of the “Passport” conference for young expatriates from all governorates, organized by the Expatriates Committee of the Youth Bishopric at the House of St. Marina in the Abū Talāt area, west of Alexandria. 
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...
A prominent bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod revealed that the 1957 statute on the election of patriarch will be amended, noting the candidates for the papal chair of Saint Mark are expected to sign a paper pledging to enforce the amendments in case they won the voting.
Today, Sunday, Pope Tawāḍrūs II posted a video message to the youth of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Paris and all its affiliates thanking all the participants in the first International Youth Forum of the Coptic Orthodox Church held in Egypt last August.
Nāddir al- Sirafy, the spokesman of Copts 38 Group that call for allowing  Copts a second marriage, stated that the group is taking measures to form a legal entity
Fr. Isaac and Bishop Bishoy, Caretaker of the St. Antonios Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, stated though their Facebook page that Pope Tawadros will visit the UAE the coming Friday 
Bishop Rafael, the secretary of the Holy Synod travels today to the US to prepare the forthcoming visit of Pope Tawadros to the US, planned at the end of September. 
The performance of singer Īhāb Tawfīq in a French Orthodox church, belonging to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, sparked anger and mocking. [CH: this church was founded by the late Bishop Marcos of France and Bishop Athanasius of France and consists mainly of French converts to Orthodoxy. They...
The Church was invited to participate in the “World Religions” conference in Astana due to its role as the national church and its good relationship with al-Azhar, both of which are examples of the tolerance that exists in Egypt, said Bishop Sārbiyūn, Archbishop of Los Angeles and representative of...

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