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Counselor Yūsuf Ṭalʿat, legal representative of the Evangelical Church, revealed the details of the meeting of the heads of the Egyptian churches at the papal headquarters at the Cathedral of St. Mark's in ʿAbbāsiyya.
Father Būlus Jaras, Secretary General of the Council of Churches of Egypt and Pastor of the Church of St. Anthony of the Coptic Catholics in al-Fajjālah, stated that the Council of Churches of the Middle East does not work in politics, but it encourages all constructive work in the best interests...
Within the Coptic Orthodox Church lies a controversial issue: whether to remain strict in the separation of the Church from other churches since the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, or to open a real dialogue with other communities in order to overcome the differences of the past 16 centuries. 
Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, participated on behalf of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī in the celebration for the 800th anniversary of the meeting of Saint Francis of Assisi with Sultan al-Kāmil al-Ayyūbī. The celebration was led...
The Coptic Catholic Church in the Asyūṭ governorate has completed preparations for Cardinal Sandri Leonardo and his accompanying delegation who will be visiting the Cathedral and the offices of the diocese this Tuesday.  The Cardinal is scheduled to meet with priests and other members of the...
The Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) celebrates the sixth anniversary of its founding year on Saturday, February 9, at the Coptic Catholic Seminaryin Maadi, Cairo. 
The Vatican Pope Francis I washed the feet of 12 inmates including two girls, one of them is Serbian Muslim, who was born in Rome and the other is an Italian Catholic (No Author Mentioned, al-Sabāh, Mar. 30, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic.
Coptic Catholic Churches are angry after the representatives of the churches have been informed that the term “civil governance” located in the Preamble of the Constitution has been amended to “civil government”. This was displayed in the dinner that was hosted by General Majd al-Dīn Barakāt, the...
In order to shed a light on Coptic pilgrimage places, this article introduces forgotten Coptic historical sites. One of the most important historical churches is in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqiyah Governorate, and goes by the name al-Qiddīs Yūsuf al-Najjār Church (Saint Joseph the Carpenter). 
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’,...
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
In an unprecedent manifestation of solidarity, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Francis of the Vatican signed the Human Fraternity Document, witnessing as well the laying of the foundation stones for al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib Mosque and the St. Francis Church in Abu Dhabi...
The Egyptian Church has denied accusations levelled against it by the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that it had mobilized Copts to vote against the draft constitution during the first round of the referendum which took place last Saturday (15 December).
Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos Kamāl William Sam’ān of Asyut said that the Coptic Catholic Church does not seek to impose its opinion on Christians to vote for a specific person in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
“The Pope's visit will send a strong message across the region and the world that people of different faiths can live, work and worship together,” said United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Washington Yūsuf al-ʿUtayba (Yousef Al Otaiba). ‘Why did we invite the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula?’ asked al-...
Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos Kamāl William Sam’ān of Asyut, led the prayers of the Christmas Mass in Coptic Catholic Archdiocese in al-Dhāhir on the evening of December 24. He prayed for the country, its stability and development. His prayers also included President Muhammad Mursī.
The three major Coptic Churches of Egypt strongly condemned the statement released by the deputy leader of the SalafīDa’wah (the Salafī Call), Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. Speaking during a video-taped conference of scholars and Du’ā (preachers), Burhāmī praised the articles included in the new...
Father Rif’at Fikrī of Shubrā’ s EvangeliCal Church, declared that an agreement has been met with the presidency to present a memorandum listing  ten  articles in the newly-ratified constitution  for amendment to be discussed once the new People’s Assembly  is elected. Father Rafīq Greish, media...
The three major Coptic Churches have agreed during a meeting on Thursday (December 13), to cast their ballots on the Constitutional plebiscites that will be on Saturdays (December 15 and 22). Pope Tawadros II stated that the Coptic Church is a national Church, nevertheless, will not interfere in...

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