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Orthodox Copts on Friday evening begin the fast of the Virgin Mary [Dormition fast] for 15 days.  It is among the second tier fasts that allow the consumption of fish. 
Every now and then, the Egyptian church sees attempts by unknown sources to indirectly tamper with church doctrine, possibly leading to an enflaming of divisions.  In the most recent period, the church community is seeing the rise of some non-denominational groups visiting Coptic households across...
Al-Dustūr has learned that the Coptic Orthodox Church is performing spiritual and pastoral services for Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī and Faltāʾūs al-Maqārī, the two monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], the late head of St. Macarius monastery [dayr Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.
Sāra ʿAllām, the reporter for the Coptic matters to al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ, has revealed details of his holiness Pope Tawādrūs II’s announcement on the use of Communion spoons and the spread of Coronavirus in a new ‘Live’ broadcast on the Instagram page of al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ. This came after Pope Tawādrūs...
Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāghah and al-‘Adwah of the Coptic Orthodox in the Minya governorate, demanded that the President of the Bar Association, Rajāʾī ‘Aṭiyya, publicly apologise for his article published on his personal Facebook page. Entitled “Between Jesus  (peace be upon him) and the...
The Grand Mufti of Egypt Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām said that the Muslim Brotherhood and its dependents are merely a tool to divide Egyptians, leading to self-destruction.  He went on to explain that the jurists [al-fuqahāʾ] decided that the rule of political power is a social contract between the people...
Seven years have passed since the 30th of June Revolution when the military responded to the desire of millions of Egyptians, who filled the squares, to take down the extremist regime that did not hesitate to “burn down Egypt” to achieve its interests.  Before the revolution, no one was spared from...
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
Coptic pages on social media have been circulating the opinion of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], bishop of the churches of downtown Cairo, on the suicide and sexual orientation of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]. 
On Saturday morning, the Standing Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held a meeting via video conference led by Pope Tawāḍrūs II on the different rates of infections and deaths from one diocese to another, from severe, to moderate, to mild.

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