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Prominent Christians and organizations worldwide voiced their alarm as the city of Mosul was emptied of Christians for the first time in the history of Iraq. The Egyptian Orthodox Church condemned the forced displacement of Christians from Mosul, while Pope Francis expressed his feelings of shame...
A number of Coptic movements, most prominent among them the Middle Eastern Forum for Freedom (Muntadá al-Sharq al’Awsat li-l-Hurriyyāt) and Democratic Egyptian Solidarity (al-Tadāmun al-Misrī al-Dīmuqrātī) have protested outside the embassy of the Vatican, demanding Pope Francis and the Security...
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany, who enraged the Muslim community in Germany after he made some controversial statements. Meisner told the members of a conservative Catholic organization that “each of your families is worth three...
The World Association for al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) received on Wednesday a delegation of Franciscan friars. The unprecedent visit to the WAAG was “a fruitful encounter that aims at maintaining national security through developing a sense of citizenry and national unity,” member of al-Azhar’s...
Pope Francis has urged the followers of the Catholic Church to continue evangelizing the world. He stated that a Christian that stops evangelizing is like a man sick in his creed (Author not mentioned, al- Fath, Feb. 21. p. 11). Read original text online in Arabic.  
According to Italian newspaper La Republica, the Catholic Pope Francis stated that reliable data states that 2 per cent of the clergy in the Catholic Church are sexually attracted to children. 
In an effort to promote religious tourism, members of al-Wafd Party, Assiut branch, visited the Dayr al-Muḥarraq, also known as the Muharraq Monastery, in al-Qūṣiyyah Markaz (country’s subdivision).
In a historic visit to al- Aqsá Mosque, Catholic Pope Francis, called for peace and justice. 
Catholic Pope Francis called upon the Palestinian and Israeli presidents, Mahmūd Abāss and Shimon Peres to visit the Vatican to pray together for peace.
Catholic Pope Francis I has arrived to Jordan in a visit that is the fourth of its kind in the last 50 years. 
The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See, AnbaṬawāḍrūs, will take part in ecumenical prayer on Saturday, in the Italian city of Bari, after having been invited by Pope Francis I. This would be the second time that the two popes meet in Italy, following the Coptic Orthodox’ first visit...
An expected visit of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria, to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis of the Vatican was announced in Egypt. According to a church source, the Coptic Orthodox Pope in Egypt reassured the Orthodox churches during their meeting last night about the...
Al-Taḥrīr interviewed the diocesan Bishop of Viterbo, Lino Fumagalli before his departure to Cairo. Heading the first Italian pilgrimage delegation to the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the representative of the Vatican expressed his joy to revisit Egypt, in particular Luxor and Aswān. He...
Father Hāni Bakhūm, spokesperson for the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, announced the publication of a new book entitled "We Are Brothers" written by the two Italian authors Giancarlo Mazzuca and Istvano Gebruti. The book was published early this month by the Mondoturi House in Rome, Italy. 
The Italian writer Gianni Valentini has said in a comment article about the meeting of ‘prayer and meditation’ which will bring together Pope Francis and the heads of Middle Eastern churches,scheduled to take placenext July in Bari in Southern Italy, that ‘unity between churches is the hope which...
One of the most controversial issues that generated in Egypt’s Coptic Church recently was the mythological approach in interpreting biblical fundamental truths. The term ‘mythology’ erupted on the surface after Monk Seraphim al-Baramūsī and some leaders of the Alexandria [Theological] School had...
The Egyptian Churches Council (ECC) will resume on February 15, 2018 its annual “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” celebrations. Hosted in rotation by each church, Egypt’s churches organize the ecumenical meetings that are attended by representatives of every church.
  The article covers key events witnessed by Egypt’s churches in 2017, a year which was mostly tragic for Egyptian Christians.  
On the verge of a new year and a unity among Christian denominations sought by the ordinary people as much as church leaderships, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs has laid a new cornerstone for unity among Christian denominations by having a group of children accompanying him during his congratulatory...
Dr. Rev. Ikrām Lam’ī, President of the Information and Publishing Council of the Coptic Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Egypt, said the church would launch worldwide campaigns to promote religious tourism in Egypt after Pope Francis I blessed the icon of the Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt.

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