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During his televised interview, on Thursday evening, hosted by Egypt’s TV channel DMC, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs praised the efforts of President al-Sīsī to reform Egypt, on the political, educational, and economical level, saying that the President is not seeking personal glory.  
“The planned visit of Pope Francis to Cairo will console the Egyptian people, Muslims and Christians, in their painful tragedy,” said Dr. Ikrām Lam`ī, Chairman of the Information Council of the Evangelical Church.
“Pope Francis has chosen Egypt to spread peace to the world and his visit to Cairo reflects his sense of responsibility towards Christians around the world,” said General-Secretary of Spanish Episcopal Conference José María Gil Tamayo on the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt on April 28-29.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs’ visit to Kuwait tomorrow will reflect the depth and strength of relations between Egypt and Kuwait [Kuwayt] at all levels, said Anba Bishūy, Bishop of St. Mark Church in Kuwait.
Dr. Mukhtār Jum`a, Minister of Religious Endowments, said that attacking churches is like attacking mosques, “so we must protect our churches like we protect our mosques.”
The explosion of the churches of Tanta and Alexandria revived old question marks about the reasons for the repeated targeting of Coptic houses of worship in the country. On Sunday morning, an explosion hit the church of Mār Jirjis [St. George] in the city of Ṭanṭa, capital of al-Gharbiya...
Head of the Department of Islamic and Coptic Monuments at the Ministry of Antiquities, al-Sa`īd Ḥilmī, said that the Ministry deals with the Jewish, Christian and Islamic monuments as national heritage without any distinction on what concerns their restoration and preservation. According to Ḥilmī,...
The minister of culture in Egypt, Ḥilmī al-Namnam, attended the opening of the second book exhibition at St. Mark’s Cathedral in ʿAbbāssiyya, Cairo. Dr. Haytham al-Ḥājj ʿAlī, along with the General Bishop Armiyyā, were also present on the opening day. 
During his reception to a delegation of African journalists and media professionals at the papal headquarters, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs talked about Egypt's long history, the good relationship between al-Azhar and the church and the role of the church in the development of society. 
Karīm Kamāl, president of the General Union of Copts for the Homeland, condemned the incident of al-Rawda Mosque in al-`Arīsh, saying “this incident comes as part of a series of incidents that want to target Egypt.”
Media presenter Basma Wahba had extended her apologies to the Egyptian viewers on the abusive comments made yesterday by the Islamic preacher `Abdallah Rushdī against Christianity and Christians. 
Rev. Rif`at Fatḥī, Secretary General of the Egyptian Churches Council (ECC), said: " The call for the establishment of interfaith relations has increased because of globalization, the recognition of the common denominators between religions and cultures, and at the same time the rise of religious...
The Bishopric of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Shubra al-Khayma, said that the Diocesan Bishop, Anba Murqus, is following up the crisis around the newly erected Saint Kirillus Church in the Badr district, Qaliyūbiya Governorate, urging the Bishopric to close the church because of threats she...
Symbolizing Egypt's national unity throughout its history, the Religions Complex is a locus where ancient Jewish, Christian, and Islamic monuments meet to manifest a natural complex of the three Abrahamic religions. The crescent embracing the cross, the calls for prayers from mosques mingling with...
For the second time, the Islamic dā`iyah, `Abdallah Rushdī, reiterated his position on the Christian faith, in which he coined its followers as "unbelievers". A sharp argument broke out yesterday between him and the Islamic thinker Aḥmad `Abduh Māhir following the latter’s debate with Walīd Ismā`īl...
Security forces in the Qinā Governorate surrounded the village of Karnak in the Abu Tisht district in Qinā on Wednesday, following an exchange of ammunition between the security forces and those accused of the church bombings.
Counselor Bahā’ Abu Shaqqa, head of the Parliamentary Committee of al-Wafd Party, and head of the Legislative Committee in the House of Representatives, said: “The visit of Pope Francis, Pope of the Vatican carries a message, which has a philosophy of burying any attempt to create discord or dismay...
Emile Amīn, a Coptic Catholic intellectual said, “Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt reminds us of the visit of St. Francis of Assisi to Egypt during a time known in the Arab World as ‘Ḥarb al-Firinjah’ (the War of the Franks), and in the West as ‘the Crusades’.
Coptic Orthodox churches and a number of Coptic activists warned of a terrorist in a post on social media sites bearing his name and a photograph of him.
Columnist Ashraf Ṣādiq wrote this week: Since the announcement of the date of Pope Francis’ visit to Cairo for 26 hours on Friday and Saturday, the 28th and 29th of April, the forces of evil have announced that a major incident will occur in Egypt during this time. They are deluded because they...
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