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On Tuesday the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the 51th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance, according to Christian belief, on the domes of the church that bears her name in the al-Zaytūn area of Cairo.
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...
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:-
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...
President Muhammad Mursī will meet next week with patrons of the Coptic Orthodox Church outside Egypt, who have been in Cairo to participate in the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 6] Read text in Arabic
Pope Tawadrus II categorically refused that the church should have a quota in parliament or in any executive positions, describing this orientation as a “form of discrimination among Egyptians”. [Fāyzah al-Janbīhī, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
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. 
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches decided to leave the dialogue because there was no clear agenda.  The third session of the national dialogue concerned the appointment of 90 members of the Shūrá, the Upper House, after the office of the President had asked the political...
Amīrah Ibrāhīm comments in al-Tahrīr newspaper: “The fourth round of the dialogue of the deaf- not the national dialogue as the presidency calls it- was scheduled for Tuesday, December 18. However, the session has been postponed to ‘complete the legal aspects of the agenda of the dialogue’,...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II addressed his flocks, yesterday, December 19, prompting them not to be afraid, “as God will protect and guard you and your families from all evil”, and urged them to keep to the commandments of the Holy Bible as they give them all things that pertain to life.  «Do...
More than a news source said that President Mursī’s failure to clearly announce his presence of Pope Tawadrus II investiture ceremony is the result of pressures practiced on him by Salafists who decline to attend the occasion. [‘Usāmah al-Ghazālī Harb, al-Ahrām, Nov. 11, p. 9] Read original text...
President Mursī should respond to the invitation he received and witness himself on Sunday (November 18) the ceremonies to enthrone the new pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as the visit will have a special significance, which is...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
Pope Tawadrus II on Saturday (November 10) received the first headquarters of Pope Shenouda III, which is a cell dedicated for him Saint Mark Cathedral, sealed since his death in March 2012. [Girgis Fikrī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 11, p. 4] Read text in Arabic
On Friday, The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Samālūṭ, Minya, held a liturgy marking the 4th anniversary of the martyrdom of 20 Copts who were beheaded by ISIL or Dāʿish in Libya. Bouquets of roses were placed before the icons and shrines dedicated to the martyrs.
The celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as of the Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt, held in the Cultural Center of Kafr al-Sheikh, led to a discussion between the Hegumen Buṭrus Basṭawrūs, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta, and students from a preparatory...
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.

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