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Cornelis Hulsman Drs. and Bishop Thomas of al-Qussia discuss the bishop's Anafora retreat center in an interview published by the Maadi Messenger in 2014 with additional contextual commentary by Cornelis Hulsman.
In a statement disclosed to al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, issued a papal decree appointing the monk Pitruniyūs al-Maqārī (Petronius) as Secretary to St. Makāriyyūs The Great in Wādī Naṭrūn. The decision was announced during his...
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...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II decided to close his official page on social networking media, Facebook. In his last posting on Facebook before shutting the page, the Pope said that using social media is a “waste of time, age and life, that is why I am shutting down my personal Facebook page and I salute all my...
Dr. Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, are on the list of the targets for murder after their participation in the meeting with political forces that announced the overthrow of President Muhammad Mursī. Communications have been sent to the...
The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawāḍrūs delivered three important messages in his speech to the monks of Abu Maqār Monastery at the funeral of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, who was found dead at his monastery on Sunday morning.
Matruh media center conducted a forum on March 18 about “the rights and responsibilities of citizens”. Representatives of the Church have held up the governorate of Matruh as an example of how to renounce and prevent violence and fitnah between religious communities. Bishop Bijīmī al-Anbā Būlā...
The Coptic Church will hold its first conference discussing divorce and second marriages at Wādī al-Natrūn in May. The conference will continue for four days, and will be attended by Pope Tawadros and over 100 bishops, priests, and legal advisers, and will be headed by Bishop Būlā of Tantā, head of...
In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...
Abū Maqār Church (Saint Macarius Church) in Shubrā al-Khaymah witnessed a new crisis between Copts and Salafists opposed to the construction of a service or ceremonial building, affiliated with the church. Salafist groups have attacked the church and blocked construction workers. A representative...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark will head to the United States in mid-September on a pastoral and supervision visit on the Egyptian Church and its members there. Churches in America began the preparations and the security measures needed for the...
Upon celebrating the Christmas Mass on January 7 and receiving the congratulatory wishes extended by Egyptian public personalities, Pope Tawadros II left to Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn. According to a Church source, the Pope is reviving the weekly sermon tradition...
The Egyptian-Russian Fund for the Support of Science and Culture and the Russian News Publishing House have released a new innovative book narrating the Journey of the Holy Family to add to the cultural, national and religious heritage of Egypt.
In recent years, the Coptic Orthodox Church has been working on expanding her global presence, as Pope Ṭawāḍrūs  II aims to serve the needs of the Coptic diaspora by establishing Coptic churches in 100 countries by 2040.  Since his enthronement to serve the Holy Seein 2012, he has worked to open...

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