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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.
The Papal Headquarters at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya today saw the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Institute of Coptic Studies and the Faculty for Specific Education at al-Zaqāzīq University.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, expressed his deepest sympathies to His Grace Bishop Timothaos [Tīmūthāuʾs], bishop of al-Zaqāzīq and Minya al-Qamḥ, and the family and parishioners of Rev. Fr. Mīnā Samʿān al-Shaykh, who passed away recently.
Bishop Maqār, the bishop of Sharqiyya and 10th of Ramadan City, said that al-Laqqān is the service until the washing of the legs, which is the case for washing the inner heart.
The death of Muḥammad  Mursī, Egypt’s first elected president since the 2011 revolution, on June 17 sparked a wave of controversy and conflicting truths between human rights organizations and Egyptian media. Mursī died in court in Cairo where he was on trial facing charges of espionage.
The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
In order to shed a light on Coptic pilgrimage places, this article introduces forgotten Coptic historical sites. One of the most important historical churches is in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqiyah Governorate, and goes by the name al-Qiddīs Yūsuf al-Najjār Church (Saint Joseph the Carpenter). 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, who was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, received will-wishers offering congratulations for the 118th Pope of Alexandria and the See of Saint Mark.
A spokesman for the president said a meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday (November 20) between President Muḥammad Mursī and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II was postponed over the death of the president’s sister Monday evening.
A prosecutor in al-Sharqia governorate ordered the four-day investigative custody of a female student of the Faculty of Arts and her boyfriend on charges of disdaining religion.


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