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Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
State-owned daily newspaper, al-Ahrām, also reports on the million-participant gathering to pray for peace in Egypt. ”Save our country, Lord, save it from terrorism and evil and fill it with your grace!” It is with these words of praise that masses of Egyptian Christians gathered in Saint Simon...
Dozens of thousands of Copts from different Christian denominations rallied in worship to al-Muqattam Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner, also called the Cave Church (Dayr Sam’ān al-Kharāz), to pray for Egypt, 48 hours before the referendum over the draft Constitution, scheduled for today, December...
Anba Bīshūy, or Makram Iskandar Niqūlā, the 76-year-old Metropolitan Bishop of Damietta, Kafr al-Shaykh and al-Brārī, died of a heart attack early in the morning on Wednesday. Pope Tawāḍrūs II mourned the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Bīshūy, and the funeral prayers will be held at Monastery of Saint...
Residents in Banī ‘Adīy, a village neighboring al-‘Azzīyah village in Manflūt, where the young Copt, Sāmī Ishaq, comes from, blocked a main road and demanded that Ishaq be handed over to them. A lawmaker of the name Shaykh Bayūmī said the incident was “individual,” adding the majority of Christian...
Meanwhile, Counselor Māhir Sāmī, Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court and its official spokesman, discredited statements by a lawmaker to the media that the court’s commissioners’ panel gave a constitutional thumbs up to amendments of the law on practicing political rights, known as...
Cairo Governor ‘Abd al-Qawī Khalīfah gave instructions to remove any posters or banners violating controls on presidential candidates’ electoral campaigns and ban the use of walls of public organizations, archeological buildings, mosques and churches in campaigning. [‘Abd al-Hādī Tammām and Hishām...
A renowned lawyer in Alexandria, Tāriq Mahmūd, lodged a report with the public prosecutor against extremist priest Makārī Yūnān of the St. Mark Church in al-Azbakīya, central Cairo, accusing him of fraudulence and deceiving Muslim young women under the pretext of exorcising evil spirits from them...
Residents in Banī ‘Adīy, a village neighboring al-‘Azzīyah village in Manflūt, where the young Copt, Sāmī Ishaq, comes from, blocked a main road and demanded that Ishaq be handed over to them. A lawmaker of the name Shaykh Bayūmī said the incident was “individual,” adding the majority of Christian...
The decision to ban last Friday the popular Father Makārī Yunān from delivering sermons was highly controversial within the Church, which prompted the Coptic Orthodox Pontiff, Pope Tawadrūs, to arrange a meeting with Makārī upon his return from his trip to Europe. The Pope met with Father Makārī,...

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