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In an effort to promote religious tourism, members of al-Wafd Party, Assiut branch, visited the Dayr al-Muḥarraq, also known as the Muharraq Monastery, in al-Qūṣiyyah Markaz (country’s subdivision).
The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
The Center for Arab-West Understanding presents its annual report for 2006, highlighting the objectives achieved and the goals for the upcoming year. 2006 was landmarked by growing toward the Center for Arab-West Understanding, and laying the basis for an electronic documentation center.
The German group that visited the route of the Holy Family said that the trip helped them to change the negative image which the European media reports concerning Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. They said they felt the good relations between Muslims and Christians and also the hospitality and...
Al-Ahram al-Arabi shed light on the life of monks under the title "We Are Angels Living on Earth." al-Ah...
The Supreme State Security Misdemeanors Court held its second session to examine the case of Mamdouh Mahran, the owner and the Editor -in-Chief of al-Nabaa newspaper. The session witnessed many quarrels between Mahran’s lawyers and the lawyers representing the church and Pope Shenouda. Mahran’s...
Swift intensive efforts were made this week to contain a Muslim-Christian crisis due to a blasphemous article, by a Muslim writer, about a former monk. Thousands of angry youths protested against the article, the Government was accused of being in collusion with the paper, Pope Shenouda...
Mamdouh Mahran, chief editor of the weekly al-Nabaa, claimed that a former Coptic monk had practiced prostitution inside the church. Mahran was highly criticized in Egyptian media and was accused of damaging national unity. His article provoked angry protests by Copts in Assiut and in the main...
The author reflects on the life of Anba Gregorious (1967 to 2001), who was bishop of higher studies and scientific research and one of the pillars of the modern Coptic Orthodox church.
Subtitle:- Some monks in Saint Samuel’s Monastery broke into the room of a fellow monk and took everything.- Did one of the monks say to the bishop "I will tie you up and send you to the pope with my thanks"The case of Monk Gawargius al-Sa’omuli and goings-on at Saint Samuel’s Monastery.
Watani interviewed Samir Mitri Gayed, a member of the National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association (N.E.H.R.A), a pressure group which is keen on opening up religious tourism in Egypt.
“Inspirations from the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt” is the title of an exhibition held in Cairo last month by the association of preserving Coptic heritage. The exhibition included sculptures, reliefs, textiles, and Coptic icons by some 30 artists. Some of the works were traditional, but...
Bāsimah William writes about the celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ in Jabal Assiut, which does not attract only Christians, but also Muslims and people from all over the world.
The author reports on the celebrations in the Minia governorate of the anniversary of the passing of the virgin Mary and her son through Jabal al-Tayr area in Samāllūt during the holy journey.
‘Imād Basālī argues that the government’s culture of secrecy has disguised the true number of Copts in Egypt. While official statistics indicate that Copts constitute 7 to 10% of Egypt’s population, the Coptic Orthodox Church says that there are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt.
The Monastery of Al-Muharraq in Qusia hosted an Iftar dinner attended by a delegation from the Journalists Syndicate and a number of thinkers and writers as part of the annual meeting between the monks of the monastery and members of the Journalists Syndicate organized by the monastery.
The writers asked Pope Shenouda about the conditions of Iraq and Palestine and the status of Egyptian Christian emigrants.
The article gives a historical background about Coptic monasticism. Egypt is the land that witnessed the creation of Christian monasticism. From Egypt all countries took the Coptic monastic system as a public, ecclesiastic institution which has a very deep and direct impact on Christian life...
The article gives a brief overview of Christian tourism in Egypt. The writer gives examples of churches and monasteries and of its grand history that attract tourists worldwide.
Mamdouh Mahran died Saturday of a heart attack [Mahran was the chairman of the board and editor-in-chief of al-Naba´a, that published the highly controversial story about the sexual life of a former monk].

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