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After decades of tension between the state and the church in Egypt over many thorny issues, their relations have flourished in recent years, especially after the exclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in 2013.
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
 Nārīmān Fawzī begins this article by recalling a horrific scene that took place inside a monastary in Egypt. On July 29, an unprecedented and heinous murder occurred in the St. Makarius the Great Monastery or best known as Deir Anba Maqār in al-Bihīra. Here, the local abbot, Bishop Epiphaniyūs,...
In his column this week, the journalist and writer ʿImād al-Dīn Ḥusayn tackles the reformation path of the Coptic Orthodox Church under the ministry of Pope Tawāḍrūs II: The aftermath of Bishop Epiphaniyūs’ murder, the abbot of The Monastery of Saint Makarius in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, many people believe...
Anba Mūsā, Bishop of Youth, and Bishop Rūfāʾīl, Bishop of Central Cairo and Secretary of the Holy Synod, inaugurated yesterday the fifth annual exhibition of the Coptic Orthodox Book, organized by the Youth Bishopric on the occasion of the fifth enthronement year of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Patriarch and...
The Orthodox Coptic Bishop of Samāllūṭ, announces the opening of the third annual Coptic Book Fair next week at the headquarters of the diocese.  24 Libraries and publishing houses are expected to participate in the book fair, organized under the auspices of Bāfnūtiyyūs [Paphnotius] (Bishop),...
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. 
Father Mattah al-Māskīn, before his consecration he was called Yūsuf Iskandar, was born on September 20, 1919 in Banhā,  Cairo. al-Māskīn participated in the Sunday School Movement and became a monk in 1948 knowing that the church could only be reformed from within. Students from the Sunday School...

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