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A joint committee has been set up by the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Waqfs [Endowments] to start a program that will celebrate the occasion of the fourteen hundredth anniversary of the entry of Islam into Egypt.
"Its a conspiracy against our cultural heritage"; "a hidden agenda that aims at eradicating our identity"; "it is the destruction of the history of the Islamic nation" - the "it" being a reference to a controversial decision taken by minister of culture, Farouk Hosni, to disperse the permanent...
The History and Antiquities Committee of the Higher Council of Culture held a symposium on April 18-19, at the Cairo University library. The symposium concerned the national role played by the Egyptian Church throughout history. The symposium was attended by a number of researchers and historians...
Dr. Mamdouh Al-Biltagi, minister of tourism says that it there is much interest by tourists worldwide in the route taken in Egypt by the Holy Family, especially as the Millennium celebrations draw near.
Dr. Fawzy Stefanos is one of Egypt’s prominent scientists abroad, with a distinctive reputation in the field of anesthesia and heart surgery, who founded the St. Marqos’s Foundation for the Study of Coptic History. He speaks about his views on how Coptic concerns in Egypt can be resolved.
The Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information will take part in the production of a movie about Jesus Christ and the Holy Family’s visit to Egypt. The movie will be directed by Sameeha Al-Ghounaamy.
The opening of the renovated mosque and madrassa (school) of Abdel-Ghani El-Fakhri and Youssef Agha El-Hin Mosque is a milestone the efforts to preserve and protect the Islamic heritage.
Minister of Tourism Dr. Mamdouh Al-Beltagi said that all attempts to ravage the relationship between Muslims and Christians will be in vain. The minister pointed out the plan, made by Egypt’s Ministries of Culture and Tourism, to promote the visit of the sites of the Holy Family.
Encroachment on Islamic monuments and their use as administrative buildings are threatening the national heritage.
Preparations are currently underway to celebrate the passage of 2,000 years since Christ’s birth. The preparations are being made by the Coptic Church and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.


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