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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...
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...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, carried out his meetings with the Coptic youth in their dioceses in the US. 
An informed church source revealed that Bishop Theodosius of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Giza, left to the Russian capital, Moscow. 
In exclusive statements disclosed to al-Dustūr, church sources revealed that the churches of the Coptic Orthodox dioceses in the US of America are preparing to receive Pope Tawāḍrūs II scheduled for coming September. 
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, took part in the 25th anniversary of laying the foundation stone of the South American parish. This comes as part of his pastoral tour to the US which started on the 19th of last September.
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, pointed out that there are strong indications of improvement in Egypt.
Expressing his wish to establish a Coptic Orthodox Church in Saudi-Arabia, Pope Tawāḍrūs II believes that the spirit of the times has imposed many changes in the region.
Presided by the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Shubra al-Khayma, Bishop Murquṣ, and for the first time, a liturgical Mass was celebrated in the house of one of the Egyptian Christians working in the ultra-conservative Islamic monarchy. This is the first liturgical mass to be performed in Saudi-...

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