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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.
Isḥaq Ibrāhīm, a researcher within the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, said that recent events in al-Buḥayrah are yet another example of the recurring story of church closures creating sectarian tension. In the absence of a license to build a church, the people of the village of Kūm al-...
Church leaders in Egypt wished various leaders of the Egyptian government and Islamic institutions a happy Eid al-Fitr [ʿĪd al-Fiṭr] holiday.
In his book, Impressions of Egypt [Inṭibāʿāt ʿan Miṣr], French voyageur Étienne-Louis Malus observes the impact of French culture and schools established by French missionaries on Egyptian society at the beginning of the 19th century.  Even though these schools were established and run by monks and...
The Catholic, Evangelical and Episcopal churches of Egypt have announced that they have joined with al-Azhar and the Vatican to pray on Thursday May 14, for humanity to be relieved from the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the invitation of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity.
 Diakonia Development Office, affiliated to the Catholic Church in Egypt, has launched a ‘Sudanese Services’ initiative. This initiative will come under the patronage of Father Ibrāhīm Isḥaq, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, and the supervision of Father Kīrilus Naẓīm, officer for...
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...

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