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Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
All the denominations of Egypt’s churches came together to celebrate Sunday’s masses for Christian unity, including the Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, Greek Orthodox and Episcopal churches. The masses were part of a week of prayer for Christian unity, organized in cooperation with the Egyptian...
On February 15, the churches of Minya and Alexandria commemorated the “martyrs” killed five years ago in Libya by Dāʿish (the Islamic State) in 2015, after the Holy Synod dedicated February 15 as an annual day to celebrate “the feast of the new martyrs.”
The National Press Authority decided to report the editor-in-chief of the magazine Rose al-Youssif [Rūz al-Yūssif] to the authorities for disparaging the Coptic Orthodox Church on the cover of its most recent issue. The commission decided to issue an apology to the church, and the magazine will...
Is precaution doubting in God’s ability?!  Is using reason to fight the Coronavirus a lack of faith?!  On the margin of these difficult questions, the controversy around using the spoon in the sacrament of the Eucharist again resurfaces thanks to the personal ambitions of some priests and clergy as...
The Coptic Orthodox Church began offering pastoral activities and spiritual services to Copts from afar by broadcasting them online in light of the measures taken to confront the Coronavirus, which included closing church building and stopping gatherings and church activities.
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that last Saturday the church issued a decision to ban gatherings, sports clubs, and nurseries and to suspend church activities in the context of preventative measures against the coronavirus.
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿah, Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf], decided to cancel public events and celebrations in commemoration of the Prophet’s Night Journey [al-Isrā’] and Ascension [al-Miʿrāj].  This is part of the precautionary and preventative measures that the ministry of al-Awqāf is...
al-Sayyida Zaynab Mosque becomes the first mosque to be closed in Egypt as part of the pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus. The Minister of Endowments, Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to close the mosque until schools and universities open again. 
Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāgha and al-ʿIdwah for Orthodox Copts announced the launching of a campaign on Facebook to fight what he described as false church teachings, innovation, modern heresies, and widespread misconceptions in several places through different means and channels.  All of...

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