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Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Yāssir Burhamī continues to confront the decision of the Minister of Endowments pertaining to the suspension of the protocol with al- Da’wah al-Salafia for giving sermons in mosques. He has delivered a Friday sermon in a mosque in Damietta, after which his supporters controlled the mosque until...
Marking the day of martyrdom of people of Damietta and the crushing defeat of the Crusaders in 1125 AD, Damietta chose May 8 to be its national day.  Streets are decorated and flags are raised in the alleys.
In the latest new governors movement, Dr. Manāl Mikhā’īl has been appointed as Governor of Damietta to become the first Coptic woman, and the second woman, to serve as a governor in Egypt. Al-Dustūr presents a summary of her biography in the lines below.
In his sermon consecrated to Bishop Bishoy on his 40th Death Day, Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Pope Tawāḍrūs described the late Metropolitan bishop as ‘a discerning person’ who managed to build spiritual fraternal ties to his congregation, and strong friendship bonds to the...
Pope Tawadros appoints Bishop Paula in place of Bishop Bishoy
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
Since her first day as MP in the Egyptian House Of Representatives, Deputy Evelyn [Ivlīn] Mattā, attracted the attention, as one of the first issues she took up was the reconstruction of local mosques, providing a further exampleof the unique strength of Egypt’s national fabric, and the devotion to...
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta, Kafr El Sheikh, and Barrari, as well as head of the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Damiana for nuns, dedicated an article to the mystery of reincarnation, through which God expresses his love for humankind. The article was published in “al-Karāza”...
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta and Kafr El Sheikh and representative of Pope Tawāḍrūs II handed over an icon to Doctor Tharayyā Bashʿalānī in appreciation of her appointment as chargé d’affairs of the secretary general of the council.
The structure of the Egyptian Church, especially the Orthodox Church, depends on the Patriarch or the Pope serving the Holy See. He is the principal representative of the entire Church. All Egyptians, who adhere to the Orthodox faith, obey him and abide by his decisions. The Patriarch assigns each...
The security apparatuses of Egypt's Ministry of Interior thwarted what it called “the biggest plot” of a double suicide bombing on a church in Alexandria, coinciding with the `Eid Al-Fitr festivities.
Archbishop Mūnīr Hanna, head of the Episcopal Church in Egypt and presiding bishop of the Middle East, said 36 archbishops representing 90 million bishops in 165 countries around the world agreed in principle in their meeting in London to the proposal of Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, launched yesterday, Sunday, the dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
In the past, we used to wear short dresses that were above the knee and no one was to opposed this. But now, despite the spread of the Hijāb and Niqāb, cases of harassment are rampant, reaching unprecedented levels. So let’s go back to short clothes, to force men to respect our bodies. That is the...
Eng. Muhammad `Assal, head of Egypt's Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation, is following up the nature of the ground subsidence detected in front of the Amrū Ibn al-`Ās Mosque in Damietta.  
A comprehensive dialogue meeting launched by Al-Azhar with students of the Faculty of Art of the University of Damietta was attended by Dr. `Abbās Shumān, Al-Azhar Deputy, Eng. Ismā`īl `Abd al-Hamīd Tāha, Governor of Damietta, Dr. Mohī al-Dīn `Afīfi, General Secretary of the Center for Islamic...
A Church source, who refused to disclose its name, said that the Personal Status paper would be among the top priorities of the Synod's agenda. Scheduled for end of February, the Synod will be held at the Monastery of St. Bishoy, Wādi al-Natrūn. The source further disclosed that Metropolitan Bishōy...
Squares and streets throughout Egypt were empty, after media outlets talked of calls for protests on November 11. Though many protests for the month of November have been called for since the ruling of President Al-Sisi, this last one, scheduled for the 11, witnessed scattered gatherings in some...
In a press statement delivered yesterday, the minister of religious affairs, Dr. Muhammad Mūkhtār Jum`a, said that in the light of following the example of Prophet Muhammad, the ministry strives to revive the role of the early congregational mosque, since it was the first structure built by the...

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