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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.
Ambassador Nabīla Makram ʿAbd al-Shahīd, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, welcomed bishop Bākhūm, undersecretary to the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate, and Representative Sāmiya Rafla, a member of the House of Representatives, to discuss manners of cooperation between...
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II called on his followers everywhere to plan on participating in prayers during the holiday season through their screens in order for the oneness of heart and soul to be firmly rooted within all of them.  He also called on them to pray for Egypt and the president. 
Bishop Bākhūm, the official spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Egypt, announced decisions made by the Catholic Synod to suspend Holy Week and Easter Day liturgies and limit these liturgies to church priests and deacons only.  Liturgies, however, will be broadcasted online for the rest of the...
Churches have settled on a group of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus among churchgoers whenever they return for religious services.  This is in addition to a forthcoming decision by the Egyptian Cabinet about reopening houses of worship in mid-June.  Measures...
The Evangelical and Catholic churches should soon be able to establish their own endowments bodies, as a bill setting the legal precedent for the authorities is nearly ready for Parliament.
On Tuesday February 25, bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥaq, patriarch of Alexandria for Catholic Copts, returned to Cairo after finishing his pastoral tour of Italy and the Vatican which began on February 6.
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...
Muslim and Christian religious leaders stressed their support for the government’s measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  They praised President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, Prime Minister Dr. Mustafā Madbūlī, and all government’s decisions taken in order to lighten the negative...

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