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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
Since the Second World War churches have made tremendous efforts to strive towards more unity. At the same time, we see national and church politics often getting in the way. In this example about church division from Egypt, it is not about dogmatic differences but about the long-term effects of (...
The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria, represented by the churches of the central sector, has launched an initiative to raise awareness for Christian families entitled “Bless My Home”, which includes a group of spiritual sermons warning against the negative impact of social media on the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, congratulated all churches inside and outside Egypt, while leading the Epiphany mass at the papal headquarters in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. The mass was attended by a few number fathers, bishops, priests, and deacons, but...
Major General Khālid Shuʿayb, governor of Maṭrūḥ, met with Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm Sālim, Director of the Azharian zone in Maṭrūḥ,  Fr. Matā Zakariyyā, pastor of the Virgin Mary Church, and Shaykh ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm Sulṭān, Director General of the Maṭrūḥ Preaching area. They met following the completion of...
The Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese in Port Said [Būr Saʿīd] issued a statement thanking President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī regarding the Christians of al-ʿArīsh, who have been forced to leave their homes in al-ʿArīsh and move to other governorates to live.
Dr. Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī, director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is heading a meeting on December 22 organized by Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Cairo under the title “Human Rights and Double Standards.”
The Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] confirmed that a video of Muṣṭafā al-ʿAdawī giving a Friday sermon [khutba] at one of the mosques today was fake.
State security arrested a teacher known as Joe Hani [Joe Hānī] in al-Ismāʿīliyyah after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muḥammad on social media.
The Endowments Ministry announced that it will open 130 mosques nationwide on Friday, of which 53 are in al-Sharqiyyah. 34 will be opened by the ministry itself while 96 will be opened under the supervision of the ministry, according to comments from Endowments Minister Muḥammad Mukhtār Juma’a.

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