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The Coptic Catholic Church in the Asyūṭ governorate has completed preparations for Cardinal Sandri Leonardo and his accompanying delegation who will be visiting the Cathedral and the offices of the diocese this Tuesday.  The Cardinal is scheduled to meet with priests and other members of the...
Under the auspices of the Minister of Endowments Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa, the pilot broadcast of the unified "call to prayers" of 100 mosques in Cairo is to be launched on Monday after completing the technical and administrative procedures.
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...
Dr. Muṣṭafā Fawzī, director of the department of archaeological affairs of Southern Cairo, said that the Sultan Maḥmūd’s premise located in Port Said Street, near the Aḥmad Māhir Hospital, has not been established to serve as a house for the poor or ‘tekiyah’ in Arabic, but is originally a Sultan-...
The Damanhūr Criminal Court referred the papers of the monks Wā’il Saʿd Tawāḍrūs, and Faltaʾūs al-Maqārī, accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius, to the Grand Mufti for legal opinion on the execution of the death sentence. The court decided to schedule the hearing session for April 24, 2019 to...
Light and Dark published the statement released by the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Minya and Abū Qurqāṣ following the sectarian incident of January 11, 2019:-
In a small village in Kafr al-Sheikh stands an old house that witnessed the drafting of the 1923 constitution, which was the true beginning of the revolution in Egypt's constitutional and parliamentary history. Experts consider the constitution a constitutional ‘wonder’ and described by Saʿd...
Commenting on the image of solidarity manifested by President al-Sīsī, the Grand Imam, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the administrative capital, Egyptian poet and columnist Fārūq Juwaydah confirms in his article the rooted relationship between the Muslims and the Copts and the...
The ancient monastery of St. Mina is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, especially after it was registered in the UNESCO as one of the most important archaeological sites of Alexandria. This archaeological area is located in the city of Burj al-ʿArab, west of Alexandria,...
When we began this series of articles on religious tolerance in Egypt, which is currently at its best, good relations between Muslims and Christians and the serious will of the political leadership are manifested. We do not deny, however, that sometimes the atmosphere of religious tolerance is...
Upper Egypt is associated with habits and customs that do not always change as time goes by, especially when it comes to the burial of the dead and rituals following the burial.  
On the 1st of January 2011, just some minutes after the New Year Eve Mass celebration, a huge blast in front of the Saints Church in Alexandria, killed 21 people and left 79 injured. The casualties of this blast go beyond how many were killed and wounded; they reignited the sectarian strife in...
In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
Bishop Irmiyāʾ (Jeremiah), President of the Coptic Orthodox Culture Center, felicitated al-Azhar al-Sharīf for the opening of al-Azhar Academy for Training Preachers. “ Egypt established the fundament of religious education and moderate Islam, for one thousand year,” the Bishop said. 
The Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) celebrates the sixth anniversary of its founding year on Saturday, February 9, at the Coptic Catholic Seminaryin Maadi, Cairo. 
His Holiness Pope Tawādrūs II received in the papal headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox Church Dr. Sulṭān al-Ramīthī, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and ʿUmar al-Barīkī, Executive Director of the Council. 
ʿAmrū Ḥamzāwī, former Egyptian MP and professor of Political Science, has commented on the terror attacks against two mosques in New Zealand.
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, issued a statement condemning the terrible terrorist act aimed at two mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand, during the Friday Prayer.  49 people got killed and tens got wounded. He said that he followed the news of the terrorist attacks with severe...
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, spokesman of the Coptic Catholic Church, Father Hānī Bākhūm, announced that the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) scheduled a week of prayer for unity is to start on Monday, February 18 – 25 public and official unity of the Catholic Church in Egypt.
In order to shed a light on Coptic pilgrimage places, this article introduces forgotten Coptic historical sites. One of the most important historical churches is in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqiyah Governorate, and goes by the name al-Qiddīs Yūsuf al-Najjār Church (Saint Joseph the Carpenter). 

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