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Father Felixinōs, a monk of Deir al-Muharraq in Assiūt, confirmed that the old Virgin Mary Church of the Monastery was the place where the Holy Family lived, pointing out that it is the oldest church worldwide.
Bishop Thomas (known as Maurice Shawqī prior to his consecration) was born in 1957 and is the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of al-Qūsīyah and Mīr in Assīūṭ, Egypt. When he first arrived to al-Qūsīyah, Bishop Thomas had big ideas about changes he wanted to make toward raising his...
Sectarian strife in Egypt has been a hot topic of contention in the media. The following article presents a synopsis of incidents that have occurred in Egypt in the recent years. The author considers the reasons behind these attacks, the similar situations that they share, that is attacks that have...
Visiting Holy Family locations in Upper Egypt; Minia, al-Qussia, Deir Rifa, Shutb.  Tensions in Beni Walmis. Anglican Bishop Kenneth Cragg’s opinion on how to approach Muslims as a Christian.
Bishop Sawirus, bishop and head of Deir Al-Muharraq writing to Watany newspaper explains the monastery’s policy on evictions of tenants from land belonging to it, and presents evidence that suggests that the murderers of the monk did not do so because he was allegedly going to evict them. In fact,...
Mir Qibly is an Egyptian village which lies in the heart of the Qasqam mountain which is near Assiut in Upper Egypt. This is where the Holy Family lived for one hundred and eighty-five days in order to avoid King Herod who was hunting for them.
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