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On the seventh of August of each year, the Coptic Orthodox Church begins the fasting of the Virgin Mary (lent), lasting for 15 days, during this period daily prayers and liturgy along with the spiritual revival are held in the evening, where priests and bishops give various spiritual words...
  On Monday, the Catholic Church celebrated the Episcopal ordination of Cardinal Anṭūniyyūs Najīb, the honorary patriarch of the Catholic Church in Egypt. Patriarch Anṭūniyyūs Najīb was born in 1935 in the city of Samallūṭ  in Minya. He was chosen for the priesthood in 1960. He received his...
The families of ‘Sammālūṭ’ in al-Minya have intervened to cooperate with the police in a council for peace to resolve the tension sparked by the return of "Faransah ʿAbd al-Sayyid", a 26-year-old female Christian-to-Muslim convert with her husband.   
A state of anger is coasting among Copts in ‘Sammālūṭ’ in al-Minya after "Faransah ʿAbd al-Sayyid", a 26-year-old female Christian-to-Muslim convert and her Muslim husband were allowed entry to there village amid increased security presence.  
In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
Priests and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Samālūṭ dioceses in the governorate of al-Minyā sent a letter to the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Maḥmūd Tawfīq, calling on him to approach the conditions of the Christian places of worship in the Upper Egyptian city.  The priests are...
On Friday, The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Samālūṭ, Minya, held a liturgy marking the 4th anniversary of the martyrdom of 20 Copts who were beheaded by ISIL or Dāʿish in Libya. Bouquets of roses were placed before the icons and shrines dedicated to the martyrs.
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Anba Bafnutiyyūs, Bishop of Samallūṭ in Minya, opened a new museum for the Egyptian Coptic who were martyred in Libya by Dāʿish, at the Cathedral of al-al-‘Ūr where their remains are buried.
Popular and security efforts succeeded in nipping a sectarian strife in the bud. 

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