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v. Fr. Lūqā Asʿad, bishop of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Rashīd, Buḥayra governorate, has called on the Supreme Constitutional Court to decide on the lawsuit filed by the church acting on behalf of Pope Tawādrūs II, Bishop Bākhūmiyyūs, bishop of Buḥayra, Maṭrūḥ, and the five western cities,...
Al-Beheira Governor Mukhtār al-Hamalāwī ordered cessation of works to remove the Roman Orthodox Church in the governorate in response to a report by Priest Lūqā As’ad ‘Awad of the Mar Marqus Church to the Rosetta police accusing a judge of destroying parts of the building within a dispute over a...
Rosetta, one of the most famous ancient Egyptian cities, is a port city of the Nile Delta. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 during the French Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign marked the beginning of deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and civilizations. Due to its historical and...
A new fitnah can start a war between Sufis and Salafis. The latter insisted on destroying the shrine of Shaykh Ali al- Kurdī, a famous Sufī saint, in RashīdCity, Beheira Governorate. 
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has begun the development and restoration of Rashīd’s al-Maḥallī Mosque, al-Buḥayrah Governorate, as part of the ministry’s plan to develop the city and turn it into an open museum for Islamic monuments.
The Administrative Court of Alexandria has issued a decision that grants churches the same immunity granted for mosques by establishing the jurisprudence that prohibits the destruction of churches and requires restoration as alternative. The Court’s ruling came on the ground that churches, like...
The year 2016 witnessed many painful events, including the hijacking of an aircraft the crash of another, terrorist attacks, a sunken boat, and thethe casualties that have resulted rocking the hearts of Egyptians with painful memories etched in their minds. They are hoping these effects of 2016...
The ownership of the Greek Orthodox Church in Rosetta has caused considerable conflict and anger amongst the different parties involved; local residents, the Greek Orthodox Church as well as the Coptic Orthodox Church.
In 1990 the Greek Orthodox Church decided to sell its church in Rosetta however ever since the Muslim buyer tried to tear down the historic building there have been tensions over who owns the land and building. On September 19, a group of men broke into the church and caused severe damage.
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