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Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that last Saturday the church issued a decision to ban gatherings, sports clubs, and nurseries and to suspend church activities in the context of preventative measures against the coronavirus.
The Egyptian Ministry of Endowments decided on Saturday to stop of all Friday prayers and congregational prayers, for two weeks, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The World Health Organization and other international health institutes have warned that the virus can easily...
In his first decision in 2020 Pope Tawādrūs II appointed Rev. Monk Kīrillus al-Anba Bīshūy as director for his office and responsible for any correspondence with the official agencies of the state. Bishop Bīshūy will also communicate with the archbishops, the bishops and the parishes. 
The Papal Headquarters at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya today saw the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Institute of Coptic Studies and the Faculty for Specific Education at al-Zaqāzīq University.
The academic committee for women’s first conference entitled “Violence against Women” came to a close Tuesday evening at the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Daranka, Asyūṭ.  Bishop Lucas [Lūkās], bishop of Abnūb and al-Fatḥ, Bishop Yūʾanis, bishop of Asyūṭ, Bishop Thāʾūfīlus, bishop of Manfalūṭ,...
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center welcomed 150 imāms and pastors for a training program, called “Because I am a Father,” sponsored primarily by the Egyptian “House of the Family” [Bayt al-ʿ Āʾila], Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope of Alexandria and...
Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāgha and al-ʿIdwah for Orthodox Copts announced the launching of a campaign on Facebook to fight what he described as false church teachings, innovation, modern heresies, and widespread misconceptions in several places through different means and channels.  All of...
This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.
In light of the spread of the novel Coronavirus, every nation has adopted a number of measures as a matter of precaution and protection.  The Egyptian state and its institutions have done the same, including the Coptic Orthodox Church, which has announced the closure of all churches and the halting...
The Epiphany [al-Ghuṭās], which Copts are celebrating this year on Monday, January 20th, has become embodied in the current age through baptism, which is when children are submerged in water 40 days after their birth.  Rituals and customs that Copts are accustomed to doing on this day are not just...

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