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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
‘Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ’ TV channel broadcasted live in front of a newly restored mosque in the Pharaonic style, in the village of Nazla, belonging to the Yūsuf al-Ṣadīq in the Fayūm governorate, sparking wide controversy on social media due to the depiction of pharaonic drawings on the facade of the...
Social media sites were buzzing with heated discussions after circulating photos of a mosque under construction with pharaonic inscriptions and motifs in a village in al-Fayūm governorate, south of Cairo.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the Pope of Alexandria, held a meeting at the papal headquarters at St Mark’s Cathedral in al-ʿAbbāsiyya, with members of the Coptic Endowments Authority, including Fr. Mūsa Ibrāhīm, the official spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church. The meeting discussed ways to control the...
The Coptic Orthodox Church Media Center has released its latest project, sponsored by Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria. The project aims to photograph with 360-degree technology the landmarks of Egyptian historic churches in order to provide interactive tours of the ancient churches and monasteries.
The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
Coptic representative Ayman Shukrī, a member of the House of Representatives in Fayoum governorate, participated in the opening of the al-Ḥalīm Mosque in ʿIzbit Naṣṣār in the Fayyūm Centre.
The conflict between the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] that lies in the Old City of Jerusalem began in 1820 and was impacted by the situations in the two countries and involvement of other international groups, who used the issue as...
Al-Minyā always appears to be at the center of sectarian attacks targeting Christians or their places of worship, incited either from building new churches, rumors of an illicit interfaith love affair like in the “Lady of al-Karam” incident, or Facebook posts interpreted as insulting Islam. ...
The Episcopal Church in Egypt is witnessing a new era, as Bishop Dr. Munīr Ḥanā bids farewell to the position of Head of the Alexandria Region of the Anglican Episcopal Church after reaching the age of retirement, while a new bishop is being appointed in his place, Dr. Sāmī Fawzī.

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