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Anba Makāriyyūs, Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Minya, deplored the attacks on the Copts of the village of Dimshāw Hāshim that took place last Friday, urging for the punishment of the perpetrators, and compensations to those affected through building a church in the village.
The Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Minya celebrated the graduation of the first batch of graduates of the Catholic Institute for Theological Studies. 
Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
112 years after its construction, the house of the British archeologist Somers Clarke in the village of Nuṣrāb, south of the ancient city Elkāb or Nikhib in the governorate of Aswān, is to be included to the list of Egypt’s historical monuments. This was officially declared by Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī...
On July 29, an unprecedented and heinous murder occurred inside a monastery in Egypt, the St. Makarius the Great Monastery or best known as Deir Anba Maqār in al-Bihīra, when its abbot, Bishop Epiphaniyūs, was found dead killed near his cell. The assassinated Bishop was renowned for his devoutness...
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior launched an expansive security campaign on one of the Upper-Egyptian villages of al-Minyā Governorate south of the country, which led to the arrest of dozens of villagers as a response to attacks targeting Christian families over the past two days. This has...
The al-Minyā Prosecution, under the supervision of counsellor Aḥmad al-Fūlī, Attorney General of the Southern District prosecution, decided to renew the detention of 19 accused Muslims from the village of Dimshāw Hāshim in the al-Minyā Governorate on a 15-day pre-trial remand. The men are accused...
In July 2018 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend three weeks in the Upper Egyptian village of Sarāqna. Located around 350 kilometres south of Cairo in the Asyūṭ Governorate, Sarāqna is primarily notable for being a Christian-majority village – approximately 90% of its 10,000...
On August 13, 2018, a group of interns from CAWU went on a day trip to Maghāgha, Dayr al-Garnūs, and Banī Mazār, with the aim of becoming acquainted with Coptic culture and daily life in the area. Although the trip took on a somewhat improvised nature (our original plan of visiting the village of...
The Libyan Ambassador to Egypt has said relations between Egypt and Libya will not be affected by the current diplomatic crisis over the imprisoned Copts and demonstrations outside the Libyan Embassy. He also mentioned the ongoing negotiations over the release of some of the detainees. The...
An official source has confirmed that some of the Copts imprisoned for proselytizing in Libya will be freed within hours. Three of the prisoners will be released with a fourth being held until the investigation into his case is finished (Zīyyād Hasan and Sanīyah Mahmūd, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Mar. 27...
Representatives of the family of the missing young woman, members of the security forces, representatives of the church and the Coptic community as well as prominent families from Beni Suef have met to discuss how to resolve the current crisis. It was agreed that the Coptic community would be given...
The father of the missing young woman accused priests of marrying her to a Coptic man and smuggling her out of the country almost a month ago based on information found in her diary. However, Ibrāhīm Hudayb, head of Beni Suef Security Department said that the missing young woman has contacted her...
The Beni Suef branch of the National Council for Human Rights has warned that they fear the ongoing events in Beni Suef are signs of a growing fitnah. They have called on all those involved to try and control the situation and come together to find a prompt solution to the crisis (Mustafá al-Bahār...
Matruh media center conducted a forum on March 18 about “the rights and responsibilities of citizens”. Representatives of the Church have held up the governorate of Matruh as an example of how to renounce and prevent violence and fitnah between religious communities. Bishop Bijīmī al-Anbā Būlā...
The Coptic Church will hold its first conference discussing divorce and second marriages at Wādī al-Natrūn in May. The conference will continue for four days, and will be attended by Pope Tawadros and over 100 bishops, priests, and legal advisers, and will be headed by Bishop Būlā of Tantā, head of...
In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
The Azhar objected to Iran’s release of a film portraying the Prophet Muhammad, stressing that portraying Allah’s Prophets is unlawful. Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī, Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said that religious scholars in Iran need to strictly cease the release of this film...
The author of this piece speculates about what he believes to be the true causes for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and ventures that he might be more influential than the ideas of Martin Luther, the 16th century Christian reformer. The author compares the health of the outgoing Pope to previous...

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