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Major General Jamāl Nūr al-Dīn, Governor of Asyut, witnessed the ceremony of enthronization of His Eminence Bishop Theophilus on the throne of Manfalūṭ of the Orthodox Copts and his ordination as bishop on the chair of the Diocese and successor to the departed Bishop Anṭūniyyūs.
The Coptic Orthodox Church, in accordance with the recommendation of the last Holy Synod meeting, completed the preparation of the new bishops who were enthroned by Pope Tawāḍrūs II on 9th of June: Bishop Matāʾūsʾ, Bishop and Head of the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in the Eastern Mountain of...
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
Background:Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on...
Among the difficulties in assessing the news of Egypt is the Cairo-centrism of journalism. A problem plaguing the nation in general, all major newspapers operate from the capital attracting the best talent away from other regions in search of promotions and a better life. Quality of information...
Families, army and the police managed to control clashes erupted on May 10, 2011, between two drivers, one from Jahdam village and the other from al-'Azīyah village of Manfalūt town, Asyut governorate. The drivers, a Copt and a Muslim, fought over who should pass first on the road linking the two...
Dayrūt is threatened by the peril of sectarianism. People from the Upper Egyptian village appear to have a bad track record with the security forces and Islamist attacks. A considerable number of people from the village believe that the church is hiding Romānī, the young Coptic man who distributed...
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...
The author discusses the impact of the presidential decree of December 2005, arguing that the decree has not impacted on the realities of the difficulties that churches are facing from local authorities when applying for building repair or renovation.
The writer gives a brief description of Bishop Musa, the Bishop of Youth, and his achievements. Bishop Musa rejects the use of the word ‘minority´ with regards to Copts. In his writings, he always calls for national unity, stressing that Copts and Muslims are one people living in one homeland.

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