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For six years, the Egyptian government has been working to carry out a national plan so that Egypt can become an international religious tourist destination since it stands alone in the number of unique Christian artefacts and plays a pivotal role in the Abrahamic religions.
The Coptic Orthodox Church continues to ordain new monks and nuns in different Coptic monasteries.  The most recent ordination was of 17 nuns among the students from the Monastery of Prince Tāwadrūs the Levantine and the Monastery of the Archangel Michael [Mīkhāʾīl] in Qāmūlā, western Luxor.
In light of the restrictions preventing gatherings, the spread of the Coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation of religious celebrations and festivals [mawlid], including seven major Islamic ones and nine well-known Christian ones.
Amidst the security and precautionary measures, the village of Mīt Damsīs in Ajā celebrated the feast day of Saint George [Mār Jirjis] at the monastery named after him.  The monastery was careful to make visitors adhere to the precautionary measures inside the church and when visiting religious and...
Last week, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo republished the drawings of the Prophet Muḥammad that were the reason behind the terrorist attack on the publication on January 7, 2015, which resulted in the deaths of 12 people from the editorial board. 
Bishop Dūmādiyyūs, bishop of Giza and Ūsīm, revealed that he visited Wāʾil Saʿad Tawāḍrūs, formerly Monk Ashʿiyāʾ, who was sentenced to death for killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], head of St. Macarius Monastery (dayr Abū Maqār) in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II was brutally attacked by Coptic activists on social media after allowing Dr. George Ḥabīb Bibāwī to receive the church’s sacraments even though the Holy Synod under Pope Shinūdah III excommunicated him in 2007.
Orthodox Copts on Friday evening begin the fast of the Virgin Mary [Dormition fast] for 15 days.  It is among the second tier fasts that allow the consumption of fish. 
Around 300 Christians performed “Thursday Worship” at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria on the fourth day of carrying out the decision to gradually reopen churches.  Churches have been closed since March 21st, when Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī issued the decision to close churches...
Al-Dustūr has learned that the Coptic Orthodox Church is performing spiritual and pastoral services for Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī and Faltāʾūs al-Maqārī, the two monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], the late head of St. Macarius monastery [dayr Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.


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