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A man named ‘lantern’ finds a buried treasure, and with the money builds a church and extends a priesthood. If only all tales of Coptic Orthodox churches were so adventurous. (Some are.) The village of Qufādah, home of the Virgin Mary and St. Abaskhiroun Church, is about a 30-45 minute drive from...
A public committee from Muslim youth in Abū Qurqās village of Minya governorate, took the responsibility of protecting the church during the resurrection mass held last Sunday. Muslim youths had confronted the anger of some protestors.  
In a press conference after the national unity meeting in al-Minya, Governor Ahmad Diyā’ al-Dīn stated that his meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III was personal and that they did not discuss Maghāghah Bishopric crisis. He said that the meeting has foiled plans by Metropolitan Aghathon of...
The word dhimmi refers to a free non-Muslim subject living in a Muslim country, who receives protection in the Muslim society after paying a special tax. The practice raises questions about non-Muslims’ rights in a Muslim country, particularly because historical Islam did not usually antagonize the...
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