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The St Mary of Damshīr Church, located in al-Baṭārikah (the Patriarchs) Street, in old Cairo, is crawling with monumental icons, each having its own story.
Since the Roman massacre against them in the 3rd century AD, Christians in Egypt have tattooed the cross to manifest their faith. Despite the tortures they endured before they were finally killed, Copts etched the cross on the wrists of their children in very early age, fearing for their children...
In a ceremony organized on Tuesday by both Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and the Minting Department of the Ministry of Finance, the new medal commemorating the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt was celebrated.
The lawyer of one of the defendants in al-Khusūs sectarian incident blew a surprise before Banhā Criminal Court yesterday (Jun. 1) that one of the defendants in the trial has been dead for five years. The lawyer presented to Court a death certificate for Yūsuf ‘Azīz Wahbá leading the court to...
As a part of his visit to Egypt Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund – IMF- was received yesterday by Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, at the Religious Complex, home to the three monotheistic religions and some of the oldest...
Russian-born Israeli blogger Ben Tzion, posted on his Facebook timeline a selfie, picturing him standing before the ʿAmr Ibn Al-ʿĀṣ mosque in Egypt, and commenting that the mosque, which was built in 641-642 AD is the first mosque constructed in North-Africa.
After 30 years of restoration works, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs consecrated the church of St. Mercurius, also known as Abu Seifein [Abū Sayfayn] Church, in Old Cairo on Sunday.
 Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs of Alexandria, accompanied by other bishops, ordained Sister Jūlā Marzūq as Nun Silwānah in the nunnery of St. Mercurius, known as Abū Sayfayn Nunnery, in Old Cairo, after she spent a period on probation in the same nunnery. 
Symbolizing Egypt's national unity throughout its history, the Religions Complex is a locus where ancient Jewish, Christian, and Islamic monuments meet to manifest a natural complex of the three Abrahamic religions. The crescent embracing the cross, the calls for prayers from mosques mingling with...
Dr. Mustafa al-Fiqi, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and Shihāb al-Dīn Ādam Shah, the charge d’affaires of Malaysia to Egypt, will inaugurate the exhibition “Faith and Power, Women in Islam” on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00p.m. at Bayt al-Sinnārī in Sayyida Zaynab. The exhibition is a joint...
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
The supervisor of   Coptic Monument Documentation, Ahmed Abdelhamid El-Nimr [Aḥmad ʿAbd al- Ḥamīd al-Nimr] , revealed the details of the temporary exhibition hosted by the Coptic Museum in  Old Cairo, entitled  "Egypt's Martyrs".  The opening ceremony was headed by Dr.  Khāalid al-ʿAnānī [Khaled...
Pope Francis's first visit to Egypt is scheduled for April 28 and 29 will carry many political messages and economic gains, reflecting the stability and security of the country.
Writing about topics based on the Middle East is a personal hobby of mine which is why I felt certain that working with CAWU suited my interests the most. I have been fascinated by the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East from a young age. British-born to Iraqi parents – and a native...
  Egyptian Coptic women occupy a very special role in the Egyptian Church. The church organizes weekly meetings to discuss all affairs concerning Christian women. The meeting is referred to as the meeting of ladies during which all affairs concerning the everyday life of women (dealing with...
Monk Tīmūthāwus Āfā Mīnā, responsible for the al-Ṭāḥūna Church of Pope Kīrillus in the area of al-Zahrāʾ,Miṣr al-Qadīma, said that March is the month for visiting al-Ṭāḥūna to celebrate the day of his excellence Pope Kīrillus on March, 9th of every year.
Egypt's Minister of Culture, Hilmī Al-Nunem, on Wednesday evening, attended the church's celebration of the Holy Family flight into Egypt in the Church of the Abu Serga and Bachus in Old Cairo.
Today, Wednesday, to commemorate the Holy Family's Flight into Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Abū Serja and Bachusand Church in Old Cairo's al-Fūstāt, held a ceremonial celebration attended by state officials and various dignitaries.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark expressed his condolences to the family of Fr. Rofa'īl Mūsa, parish priest of the Al-'Arīsh diocese who was killed by Islamist militants in front of his church last Thursday.

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