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Coptic thinker Jamal Asʿad said that the number of Copts who traveled to Israel doubled during the year 2015, pointing out that the exceptional visit of Pope Tawadros II to lead the funeral prayer for Bishop Abraham, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East played a role in this...
The historical ban of the Coptic Orthodox Church on its followers from visiting the holy sites in Jerusalem has recently witnessed a significant change, as Copts continue to visit and defy the ban which includes excommunication and thousands of annual trips are made during Easter holiday from Cairo...
Rev. Būlus Halīm, the Spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, reaffirmed the Church’s opposing position on Copts trips to Jerusalem, reiterating that the ban has not changed over the course of time. 
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ”UNESCO” adopted a resolution that refers to Temple Mount area as Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al Sharif (noble sanctuary) ignoring Jewish ties to its holy religious site In Jerusalem’s Old City. 
Israeli newspapers revealed the discovery of a rare amulet bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty who reigned from 1479 – 1425 BCE. The amulet was discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project located in Jerusalem.
Despite the ban by the Egyptian Coptic Church, about 5000 Christians made their way to Jerusalem in the past few days for the pilgrimage to the holy land, which lasts for 11 days.
At least 5,000 Coptic Orthodox Christians plan to travel to Jerusalem this year to undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy places, despite the unchanged declared position of the Egyptian Orthodox Church that rejects any form of normalization with Israel.
On February 27, Pope Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark, will disclose the name of the new metropolitan archbishop of Jerusalem, and enthrone him on the same day.
Egyptian MP `Abd Al-Rahīm `Ali praised the Egyptian Church for  its positive and effective cooperation with all of the African countries in general and with the Nile Basin countries in particular. 
Led by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark, Egyptian bishops and priests from congregations in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar have held their first conference entitled "Challenges facing Gulf priests and their wives”.  The three-day...

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