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Copts celebrate the Holy Week, which marks the end of the fasting and the week before Easter, yesterday. The Church invited President 'Adlī Mansūr and Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab to join, according to the usual protocols. The festivities were organized in coordination with the security forces...
A joint prayer is organized for tomorrow by the Council of Egyptian Churches, which encompasses the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic Churches.  The prayer is to be held at the St Mark’s Cathedral in the ‘Abāssiyah district tomorrow night as a call for peace in Egypt,...
Those who follow up the Coptic file in Egypt believe that the frequency of terrorist attacks against Christians and their churches in the last five years has become a headache for the government which introduced a series of tight security measures believing that these attacks came as a result of...
The Council of Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt has given thanks to Egypt’s President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, high-ranking army and police officials, as well as the respective ministries, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Pope’s historic visit to Egypt in April 2017.
In an attempt to monitor the situation of Copts around the world, we observe in Australia the visit of Bishop Rāfāʾīl, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, in Canada the struggle of Copts against sex education, and in America a verdict of 175 years in prison for assaulting minors.
On Thursday, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī sent the Secretaries of the Republic to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in al-ʿAbāsiyyah to congratulate His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria, the Patriarch of St. Mark and the Orthodox Copts on the Day of Resurrection and the Easter...
The Middle East Churches and the Egyptian Churches Council organize a conference in Cairo, Egypt from February 13-20, 2016 to affirm their unity under the slogan “We are called to roll together the stone away!”1 1referring to the hope for a better life (Gospel of Mark the Evangelist, Chapter 16,...
Of all the slogans of the Egyptian revolution, ‘One Hand’ was among the most popular. At various times it was shouted by the thousands to indicate the unity of Muslims and Christians, or the unity of the people and the army, or more recently in the fight against terrorism.   But along this...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
Watani International spoke to Bishop Bīshūy about ecumenical dialogue. He discusses the development of Christian dialogue and points that the different churches have come to agreements on over the years.

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