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On Tuesday the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the 51th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance, according to Christian belief, on the domes of the church that bears her name in the al-Zaytūn area of Cairo.
Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, took part in the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Saint Mark Festival in The Virgin Mary Church at al-Zaytūn. The ceremonies witnessed the announcement of the festival’s young winners, in the presence of bishop Mūsā...
The head of the defense counsel in the murder of al-Zaytūn jeweler Makram 'Āzir and three others accused former Interior Minister Habīb al-'Ādlī and former State Security Agency chief Hasan 'Abd al-Rahman of involvement in the incident to ignite Fitnah Ṭā’ifīyah between Muslims and Copts.
While the uproar in the wake of the first attack against the Abū Fānā monastery continues, monks were again attacked and stoned by people from the tribal communities. Heated discussions and debates on the issue are still being reported in the media. Muslims accuse the monks of killing a young man...
The security bodies which participated in resolving the ambiguity of the killing of the jeweler and the three workers in al-Zaytūn will never catch the perpetrators of the crime because of the lack of modern technology for the detection of criminals.
Two jewelery shops owned by Copts were attacked within 48 hours of each other have broken out worries about possible further attacks in a plot to target Copts.
The author reports on two recent assaults on jewelery shops owned by Copts in Cairo's al-Zaytūn and Alexandria's al-Llabbān districts that were reminiscent of Islamists' attacks on Copts' jewelery shops to finance terrorist activities that took place in the past.
‘Abd Allāh al-Sināwī writes about the recent conditions of political life in Egypt, commenting on the situation of the church and the Brotherhood.
The article discusses a recent crime in Cairo where a Coptic jewellery shop owner and three employees were shot dead outside the shop. As of yet, police remain unsure of the suspects involved in the crime.
The recent occurrence of a spate of incidents that seem to target Copts has left many wondering how such incidents should be tackled. This article calls for people to view such incidents as attacks on the Egyptian people as a whole and states that the authorities should arrest the perpetrators...
This article sheds light on salafism in Egypt. It points out the areas in which salafis spread and shows how powerful they are in these areas.
The author reviews how the Coptic art of drawing icons represents the fasting period of Lent.
The article reports on the Coptic Orthodox Church’s celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary at al-Zaytūn church in 1968.
Labīb criticizes an al-Fajr article that casted doubt on the authenticity of the apparition of the Holy Virgin Mary in 1968. He highlighted the perils of such discussions and called on the Supreme Council of Journalism to be attentive and deal carefully with such transgressions.
“Miracles happen when people decide they do.” Al-Bāz argues that the famous miraculous apparition of the Holy Virgin in 1968 was the product of the historical and social situation and served the church, the people as well as the political leadership.
The following presents a report on poverty in Egypt, and specifically how this issue is being addressed by the Coptic Orthodox Church in an attempt to alleviate the suffering of Egyptians.
The Civil Status Court rejects the testimony of a Christian man who had previously made the same testimony. The Coptic man sent a letter to al-Fajr expressing his disappointment and frustration at feeling that he was a second-class citizen.
In a police report, a church servant accuses Pope Shenouda’s nephew of having an adulterous relationship with his wife. He also accuses the pope, in another report, of instructing a number of clergymen to kidnap his father to force him to withdraw the charges he directed against the pope’s nephew.
Archpriest Butrus Jayyid is a victim of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s intransigence in applying the personal status law which forced Copts to harm the reputations of clergymen in order to be granted a divorce.
The article deals with the operations of agricultural enterprises run by monasteries throughout Egypt. The focus falls on the recent growth of such enterprises and the high quality and low cost of the farm goods that come from them.

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