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On Wednesday, Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, governor of Suhāj, received Bruno Musarò, the Vatican’s Nuncio to Egypt, together with the Coptic Catholic Archbishop, Anba Yūsuf Abu al-Khayr, including a delegation of priests of the Catholic Church of Suhāj. The Nuncio conveyed Pope Francis’ greetings to the...
On Monday 05/02/2018, president of the State of Palestine Maḥmūd ʿAbbās Abū Māzin received in the presidential premises in Ramallah a delegation of Coptic Catholic monks headed by father Ibrāhīm Faltas, head of the custodian priory of Jerusalem. ʿAbbās welcomed the delegation emphasizing the...
The three churches rejected civil disobedience and supported statements by Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III during his Wednesday’s weekly sermon in which he said this strike is against the state as well as religion. Archpriest Salīb Mattá Sawirus, a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Millī...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Church Holy Synod’s Information Committee, said the country is already groaning, rejecting calls to start civil disobedience in protest at the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)’s continuation in power. “We have to work...
In a strongly worded statement marking the fourth anniversary of the dispersal of Rābʿāh in August 2013, which resulted in a wave of violence against churches and Egyptian Christians, Bishop Makāriyūs of Minya and Abu Qurqāṣ criticized the authorities, saying: “Although the Constitution ensures the...
The article highlights the most important news of the Coptic Orthodox, Coptic Catholic and Coptic Evangelical churches in Egypt over the week:
The Coptic Catholic Church’s Holy Synod concluded its periodic meeting in the Diocese of Luxor, on Sunday, with the attendance of Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, members of the Coptic Catholic Holy Synod, priests, monks and nuns serving the Upper-Egyptian diocese. 
In accordance with the newly released law on church construction, the three major Egyptian churches submitted documents of 3460 churches in which religious rites were practiced for at least three years prior to the issuance of said law, to legalize their status.
Celebrated at the All Saints Cathedral of the Episcopal Church in Zamālik, Cairo, the graduation ceremony of the ninth batch of priest students of the Episcopal Theology Seminary, was attended by the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Bīshūy of Damietta, and Bishop Anṭūniyyūs on behalf of the Coptic Catholic...
The four major Coptic churches of Egypt, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, and Episcopal Church, submitted lists of a total of 3615 unlicensed churches and service buildings that have already been used for church-related activities before September 28, 2016. 
The terrorist attacks against Christian churches and establishments over the past months have caused the postponement of negotiations on drafting a unified personal status law for all Egyptian Christian denominations, after the Holy Synods of each denomination had approved amendments to the current...
After the adoption of the long-awaited law on building churches, Copts in Egypt expect the Egyptian House of Representative to pass a further series of new laws:
In response to the tension of the contradictory news from different international sources about the political aspect that the Pope will promote during his meeting with Egypt’s President `Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, the official spokesperson for the Vatican has denied that the pope has any embedded...
Patriarch Ibrahīm Ishāq, Archbishop of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, said that Pope Francis I is determined to visit Egypt as scheduled, the 28th-29th of this month, without postponement or cancelation, despite the terrorist attacks on St. George Church in Tanta and St. Mark Church in...
Pope Francis I, Pope of the Vatican, said that Pope Tawadrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, leads the church forward, pointing out that there is a strong friendship that brings them together. He added in a press statement that the Roman Catholic Church has...
Many women believe that they pay an expensive price for the presence of radicalism and fundamentalism across all three [Abrahamic] religions. In Egypt, the issue of being a Christian woman assuming a senior religious role remains a big problem. Recently, Coptic women started to seek to...
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...
“Women are the backbone of the society, civilization and faith, because they plant seeds of faith in the hearts of their children,” said Coptic Catholic Patriarchal Vicar Bishop Yūḥannā Qulta in his speech in the opening session of the Together for Homeland Service Program organized by the National...
Various diocesan bishops of the Minya governorate released statements in recognition of the security efforts done by the security authorities to protect the property of the Copts, denouncing accusations against the security authorities for allegedly closing churches for security reasons.
“A meeting between the representatives of the Coptic Orthodox and Evangelical churches finished the discussion of 125 articles of the unified personal status draft law for Christians,” said a church source, who pointed out that there is remarkable consensus on the discussed articles.

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