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Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, participated on behalf of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī in the celebration for the 800th anniversary of the meeting of Saint Francis of Assisi with Sultan al-Kāmil al-Ayyūbī. The celebration was led...
The Vatican Pope Francis I washed the feet of 12 inmates including two girls, one of them is Serbian Muslim, who was born in Rome and the other is an Italian Catholic (Author not mentioned, al-Sabāh, Mar. 30, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic.
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, issued a statement condemning the terrible terrorist act aimed at two mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand, during the Friday Prayer.  49 people got killed and tens got wounded. He said that he followed the news of the terrorist attacks with severe...
In an unprecedent manifestation of solidarity, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Francis of the Vatican signed the Human Fraternity Document, witnessing as well the laying of the foundation stones for al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib Mosque and the St. Francis Church in Abu Dhabi...
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Muḥammad bin Zāyid, announced the inauguration of the Grand Mosque of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and the Church of St. Francis in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
Muḥammad Abū al-ʿAynayn (Muhammad Abu al-Enein), Honorary Chairman of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament, Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Council of the Arab Economic Council, called for the establishment of a global institute that brings together all religions to correct misconceptions and promote...
“The Pope's visit will send a strong message across the region and the world that people of different faiths can live, work and worship together,” said United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Washington Yūsuf al-ʿUtayba (Yousef Al Otaiba). ‘Why did we invite the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula?’ asked al-...
On Sunday, Pope Tawāḍrūs‎ II will preside over the celebration of the Coptic Orthodox Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, commemorating the Holy Family’s journey to Egypt, especially since the church was one of the highlights of its journey. The celebration, organized by Bishop Dāniyyāl, Secretary of The...
Meanwhile, Archpriest Frances Farīd of the Beni Suef parish said President Muhammad Mursī’s decisions to retire Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī and cancel the complementary constitutional declaration ended the military’s grip over power but were taken in the wrong time.
Bishop Angaelos [Anjilūs], the Pope’s secretary for the Coptic Orthodox dioceses of the USA, returned to Egypt this week and met Pope Tawāḍrūs II yesterday to discuss the demands of the priests and the congregation of t Northern Shubra, Cairo, which he supervised before he was appointed secretary...
Today, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar and head of the Muslim Council for Elders, met with President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace in Rome, Italy. The meeting comes as part of al-Ṭayyib visit to Italy.
The ecumenical dialogue and the review of differences, that created the great schism in 451 in the Council of Chalcedon, constitute an essential point in the existing conflict inside the Coptic Orthodox Church between the hard-line and the reformist currents. The hard-line current that had been...
Pope Francis suggested that Easter be unified and celebrated on the second or third Sunday of April, a proposal that was accepted by the Coptic Orthodox Church which is to discuss it in committees established for theological dialogue. The Greek Orthodox Church on the other hand declined the...
he Catholic Church declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints in a ceremony attended by Pope Francis today. 
Pope Francis I, Vatican, has decided to appoint Fr. Yunas Lahzī, as a personal secretary to him. This is the first time in history that a Coptic Catholic is appointed in this post. Fr. Yunas Lahzī has worked for three years in the Vatican Secretariat.
Christians around the world celebrated Easter at the same time. Pope Francis, Holy See, Vatican, has prayed for peace initiatives in Ukraine, Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Venezuela.
Father Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, participated in the Synod on Young People at the Vatican, which was presided over by Pope Francis.  In his speech to the Synod, the Catholic Patriarch said “I bring you greetings from young Egyptians.  These youth are growing...
Father Hānī Bākhūm, spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church, stated that the decision taken by Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican on the abolition of the death penalty[1] from the Catechism of the Catholic Church reflects a doctrinal development and a...
In his statements to the British “Economist” newspaper, a Royal Advisor to the Saudi Arabian crown prince Salmān bin ʿAbd al-Azʿiz (also Abdul Aziz) said that the monarchy is to meet future decisions on what concern the construction of churches on it territories. The advisor, who declined to be...
In his statement disclosed during an aired interview on Extra News, Patriarch of The Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria And Whole Africa, Patriarch Theodor (Theodoros) II said that the Coptic Church of Egypt is the closest to the Greek, praising the Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch Tawāḍrūs’...

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