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Pope Frances sent Pope Tawadros a letter marking the second year since they met in the Vatican in 2013. Pope Frances reportedly stressed that their shared faith unites the two parishes now more than any time in the past. Remembering the Christians who have recently been killed in the Middle East,...
After the Easter celebrations, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II will leave for his first visit to the Diaspora churches in Europe. His trip will start with a visit to Italy and then to the Vatican, where he will meet the new Vatican Pope Francis I. A source of the Church revealed that Pope Tawadros...
On Wednesday, al-Maydān published an interview with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the Grand Imām of the Azhar.   Al-Tayyib said that those who carried out the bombing of the Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria on New Year’s Day are “enemies of the Prophet.”   The interviewer told the Grand Imām that some...
Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd reports that scholars attending the preparatory meeting for the Sixth World Forum of Azhar Graduates issued a statement in support of the Azhar’s decision to freeze dialogue with the Vatican.   The Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy decided to suspend its biannual religious...
The Azhar will soon reverse its decision to suspend religious dialogue with the Vatican, according to al-Dustūr.   “Informed sources” told the newspaper that mediation efforts between the two parties are underway. They added that the Azhar is not expecting an apology so much as “positive...
On Friday, both Rose al-Yūsuf and al-Ahrār boasted major front-page stories on the Azhar’s decision to freeze its religious dialogue with the Vatican.   Under the banner headline “Azhar Freezes Dialogue with Vatican Indefinitely,” the former reports, “The Islamic Research Academy, in clear,...
The Grand Imām of the Azhar met over the weekend with former Lebanese President Amīn al-Jamayal, who submitted an offer to mediate between the Azhar and the Vatican for a resumption of dialogue, according to Rose al-Yūsuf. Last week, the Azhar froze its bi-annual interfaith dialogue sessions with...
The article of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz reports about the Azhar’s indefinite suspension of interfaith dialogue with the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s repeated criticism on Islam and his calls for increased protection of Christians in Egypt and the Middle East are named as main reasons for the Azhar’s freeze of...
The Coptic Orthodox Church did not send representatives to the founding meeting of the Azhar’s Family Home initiative on Saturday, according to al-Wafd.   A church source told the paper that two senior members of the Coptic Orthodox hierarchy had been scheduled to attend the meeting, but he...
The Azhar’s decision to freeze religious dialogue with the Vatican has aroused controversy in Christian, legal, and intellectual circles in Egypt, according to al-Dustūr. Last week the Sunnī Islamic institution made the decision to indefinitely suspend its bi-annual interfaith dialogue sessions...

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