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A high-level church source revealed the details of a stormy session that took place in the Holy Synod, over 5 hours, headed by of Pope Tawadros. 
Bishop Antonius, Bishop of the Holy See and the Near East, headed the ordination prayers for the first priests of the Coptic community in Kuwait, alongside a number of the church’s bishops.
Although the Egyptian church allows women access to a number of important positions, such as: nun, devotee, servant, and Guardian of Service and Hymns; there remain other domains that the Church completely prohibits women from accessing. 
As a Muslim, I have been deeply concerned about relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt in light of the recent attacks against the Coptic community. In fact, in the wake of the Minya bus attack and the Palm Sunday church bombings, I felt that the Muslim community in Egypt wasn’t vocal...
Major General Tāreq Nasr, Governor of Minya, opened Thursday the Church of the Two Martyrs (Mar Guirguis and Abu Saifein in the village of Belhāsa, located in the Maghāgha district in north of the Minya Governorate, which was destroyed by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood following the...
Bishop Bafantīūs said in a Church sermon that the followers of ISIS that massacred 20 Egyptians in Libya wanted to sow terror in the minds of Christians and Egyptians. He added, “they also wanted to sow discord between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims through their message in the video.” For his part...
Al-Minya's new governor, Maj. General Samīr Sallām, gave the thumbs up to embark on procedures to license the construction of a new archbishopric and annexes over an area of 4300 meters in the city of Maghāghah, capping a 14-month-old crisis. Archpriest Ezra Fanjarī, the deputy head of the...
Bishop Aghathoun releases himself from the agreement with the governor and considers the destruction of the old bishopric as an insult.  
Copts in the Egyptian media 42 Our reading of the Cairo papers this week takes us to the weekly, State-owned al-Mussawar and the file it recently published on “Do Copts hate the July Revolution?” In his article entitled, “Copts under Jamāl 'Abd al-Nāsir,” Midhat Bishāy attempted to cite both the...
The author announces the end of the conflict between the national party representatives.   
Thousands of Copts from Maghāghah and al-Adawa in Minia, Upper Egypt, staged a sit-in at the bishopric grounds in Maghāghah last Monday to protest what they saw as unjust, humiliating treatment at the hands of Minia governor Ahmad Dīyā’ al-Dīn. Heading the protest was Bishop Aghathoun, Bishop of...
 Dr. Yaḥyā al-Jamāl, Deputy Prime Minister, met with a delegation of priests from Maghāghah’s Archbishopric, headed by Bishop Aghathoun, Bishop of Maghāghah and al-‘Adwah [Minya governorate], to resolve the crisis of building the new Archbishopric. Father ‘Izrā Fanjarī, Deputy of Maghāghah’s...
Dan Wooding, founder of ASSIST Ministries, reported on the massacre of a Christian family in the village of Sharona near Maghagha, Minya province, on January 30, news which was terribly shocking. Wooding obtained the news from Mary Abdelmessih, writing for the Assyrian International News Agency (...
Cornelis Hulsman revisited Banī Walīms and Maghagha with a group of interns and Jielis van Baalen, now managing director of CIDT. The objective of the visit was to investigate the present state of Muslim-Christian relations seven years after Banī Walīms suddenly gained media prominence when a...
A number of intern activities have taken place in the last week; a group from the office visited Beni Walmis in Minia and some interns also attended a screening of Philip Rizk’s film about Palestine.
A feud between two Coptic families is finally brought to a close, a feud that has been raging since 1989.
Midhat Bishāy writes about the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ, drawing a link between the celebrations of Christmas and the sectarian incidents in Isnā.
The re-allocation by the local governorate of a parcel of land purchased by the St. Marina Church has caused much controversy. This article discusses the details of the reallocation, as well as efforts by Coptic protesters to stop government construction of a road on this piece of land.

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