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 "Fire knows no history", a saying echoed by the people in Paris when a fire erupted in Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most famous religious and touristic edifices worldwide. Many church leaders all over the world sent their thoughts and prayers to France in these hard times.
In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
In an unprecedent manifestation of solidarity, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Francis of the Vatican signed the Human Fraternity Document, witnessing as well the laying of the foundation stones for al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib Mosque and the St. Francis Church in Abu Dhabi...
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Muḥammad bin Zāyid, announced the inauguration of the Grand Mosque of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and the Church of St. Francis in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
“The purpose of our discussion on the foundations of human fraternity is to launch the project of rebuilding the true bridges of human communication, fruitful cooperation, trust, respect, and love that can bring all humanity—in all its diversity—to the same destination: peace.  We also aim to open...
“The Pope's visit will send a strong message across the region and the world that people of different faiths can live, work and worship together,” said United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Washington Yūsuf al-ʿUtayba (Yousef Al Otaiba). ‘Why did we invite the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula?’ asked al-...
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
On Sunday, Pope Tawāḍrūs‎ II will preside over the celebration of the Coptic Orthodox Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, commemorating the Holy Family’s journey to Egypt, especially since the church was one of the highlights of its journey. The celebration, organized by Bishop Dāniyyāl, Secretary of The...
Today, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar and head of the Muslim Council for Elders, met with President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace in Rome, Italy. The meeting comes as part of al-Ṭayyib visit to Italy.
Pope Francis suggested that Easter be unified and celebrated on the second or third Sunday of April, a proposal that was accepted by the Coptic Orthodox Church which is to discuss it in committees established for theological dialogue. The Greek Orthodox Church on the other hand declined the...

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