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The Ramadan experience in Egypt is not exclusive to Muslims, rather it is a joyous and celebratory holy month shared by Muslims and Christians alike, related to a series of universally practiced traditions. Since the 1919 Revolution, Sa’ad Zaghlūl was adamant on reinforcing the importance of...
While many monks and priests welcomed the decision of Pope Tawādrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark to prohibit monks from holding confessions of the believers, and assigning the practice of this sacrament only to priests, some others expressed their reservations on...
Dr. Najīb Jibrā`īl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR), praised the Supreme Constitutional Court’s decision on the rights of Christian employees to receive a paid month’s leave to visit Jerusalem, stressing that this provision is based on the principle of equality and...
Monk Tīmūthāwus Āfā Mīnā, responsible for the al-Ṭāḥūna Church of Pope Kīrillus in the area of al-Zahrāʾ,Miṣr al-Qadīma, said that March is the month for visiting al-Ṭāḥūna to celebrate the day of his excellence Pope Kīrillus on March, 9th of every year.
Dr. Kamīl Siddīq  Sawiris, Secretary General of the Milli Council of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, said that "with regard to the decision to ban the travel of Copts to the occupied lands of Jerusalem to visit the holy sites, the decision was made by the Holy Synod during the reign of...
Despite the similarity of the ecclesiastical rituals and traditions of the Easter celebration and prayer between the late Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Kyrillos IV and his successors, Pope Shenouda III and Pope Tawadros II, the circumstances that have changed over...
The Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates today the relocation of the relics of two of its saints Abakir and Yūhanna. According to the accounts of the Coptic calendar, the bodies of the two saints who, after receiving the crown of martyrdom, had been laid in the church of St.Mark the Evangelist,...
Counselor Ahmad Abu Zaid, spokesman of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said yesterday that talks held between the minister Sāmeh Shukri and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed several issues related to bilateral relations between the two countries, including anti-terror...
Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, visited Jerusalem in November to pray over the body of Archbishop Anba Abrahām, the leader of the Coptic Church in the Holy Land. The visit caused much controversy in Egypt, and in particular in Egyptian media, literary and...

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