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In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
In an aired interview on MBC Misr today, Wednesday, the renown Egyptian political thinker and president of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Dr. Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī, condemned the attacks on Muslims during their Friday prayer inside two mosques in New-Zealand, saying that “the heinous execution in New...
Priests and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Samālūṭ dioceses in the governorate of al-Minyā sent a letter to the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Maḥmūd Tawfīq, calling on him to approach the conditions of the Christian places of worship in the Upper Egyptian city.  The priests are...
Terrorists deliberately targeted the Church of the Virgin and St. Mercurius [Abū Sayfīn] in the ʿIzbat al-Haggānah area of Naṣr City (east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo) because of the time of year and the church’s geographic location. 
The Media Center of Egypt’s Cabinet denied the news that has been circulating on some websites and social networking sites, that claimed that the closure of three churches in Minya came due to pressure stemming from some who object to the existence of churches in the province.
The St. George Church [ Mār Jirjis al-Shahīd], the first and oldest in Alexandria, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first mass held there in 1959. This year, the Church is holding a major celebration on this occasion. The celebrations comprise many programmes and competitions for all ages...
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Muḥammad bin Zāyid, announced the inauguration of the Grand Mosque of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and the Church of St. Francis in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
Security agencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena deactivated a decision by Governor ‘Ādil Labīb to embark on works to refurbish the Anba Antonius and Virgin Mary Church in the village of Abū Shūshah.
Priest Yūsuf Subhī of the Mār Jirgis Church in Rafah, which was devastated during the incidents of the January 25, 2011 revolution, said after sessions were held with the tribal chiefs and security officials, the first mass service will be held inside the church on Sunday (October 7).
The Architectural Engineering Division of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate(EES) has invited its members to attend the conference dubbed “Architecture of Coptic Churches: Heritage, Present and the Future” on January 16 to celebrate the recent events relating to the field of Coptic church...
"I have not been able to go home for a month now." It is with this statement that Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdullah Nasr, coordinator of the group Azharians for a civil state and a Tahrir Square preacher, disclosed the chase launched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Salafists. In an...
A few days ago, Egypt’s president stood side by side with Pope Tawāḍrūs II to observe the inauguration of the cathedral and the mosque in the new Administrative Capital, as well as to talk about the “tree of love”, which, “we the Egyptians, planted together in Egypt during past years, and which it...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) confirmed in its report on the regularizing the status of churches without license that the restricted legislative environment to build churches led to the many unlicensed churches that had been constructed hundreds of years ago. 
Copts in the village of Abū Shūshah, Abū Tisht township, Qena governorate, appealed to Governor ‘Ādil Labīb and Interior Minister Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn to sanction the resumption of works to refurbish the Anba Antonius Church by virtue of relevant official liceses dated January 8, 2012.
Lawyer and activist Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said Egyptians are one fabric that al-Tahrīr Square has seen the blood of both Muslims and Christians shed and mixed together. He said his organization is defending the rights of Copts from a...
Al-Beheira Governor Mukhtār al-Hamalāwī ordered cessation of works to remove the Roman Orthodox Church in the governorate in response to a report by Priest Lūqā As’ad ‘Awad of the Mar Marqus Church to the Rosetta police accusing a judge of destroying parts of the building within a dispute over a...
In the years leading up to the June 30 Revolution, Egypt’s Coptic community suffered greatly from the absence of a unified church-building law, a law, which the Copts had been waiting for, was finally passed by the end of 2016.
Fādī Yūsuf, founder of the Coalition of Egypt’s Copts (CEC), said that the decision of the State to open churches in 14 governorates is historic and unprecedent; “however, to put this decision into effect is crucial,” the founder of CEC said.
Karīm Kamāl, president of the ‘Union of Copts for the Homeland’, praised the decision of Theophilus III, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan, of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in protest against Israeli practices, describing it...
Doctor Andre al-Zakī, the President of the Fellowship of Middle Eastern Evangelical Churches and the Vice President of the Evangelical Coptic Church, expressed a number of opinions in an in-depth interview with al-Mogaz. Chief among them is his view on the general situation in Egypt: that after two...

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