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Shākir Arbān, legal representative for Washington Copts organization, sent a memo to the Egyptian presidency asking the President to remove Maurice Sādiq and other expatriate Coptic leaders from the list of people declared persona non grata.This came after rumors of releasing Wajdī Ghunaym as one...
In another development, Nādir al-Sirafī, a spokesperson of the 1938 Copts Movement, said he sent a letter to Field Marshal Husayn Tantāwī, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that included complaints about the state’s slackness to solve the crisis between the movement and the...
As the Holy Synod is meeting soon under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius to decide on bishops nominated for the papal chair of Saint Mark, signature-collecting campaigns of the so-called East Bells Union of Alexandria Churches intensified to reiterate rejection of the nomination of bishops who...
Dr. Usāmah Ahmad ‘Abd Allāh, the CEO of al-Ummah channel and Maria channel, which he plans to launch soon, said Maria is dedicated for niqāb-wearing women only and there will be no men on the crew at all. He said that the channel will be totally separate from al-Ummah, owned by his father, Shaykh...
Naguib Gabriel [Najīb Jubrāʾīl], President of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization (E.U.H.R.O), submitted a draft proposal to amend the Penal Code to the Egyptian Parliament. The amendments to the penal code are to classify crimes of assault on Christian places of worship and/or church-...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church held a series of meetings marked by confidentiality with some bishops of the Holy Synod to reach a guiding list of some presidential candidates to agree on one of them to be backed by the church in the forthcoming elections. The church has set some...
Several presidential candidates were keen to meet veteran politician Mustafá al-Fiqī, including ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh. Al-Fiqī discussed with Abū al-Futūh a state of doubts prevailing in the Egyptian street over the Islamist candidate, particularly by proponents of a civil state and women who...
Archpriest Andarāwus ‘Azīz Sulaymān, who obtained a court ruling in 2002 to return to his priestly position, said he received a phone call from a woman working at the papal office, adding the phone conversation revealed information about the destiny of some priests and bishops who were banished...
His Beatitude Ibrāhīm Isḥāq Sidrāk, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, visited the Franciscan friars in North York, Toronto, Canada. Father Fādī As’ad, parish priest of the Holy Family Church in Toronto, accompanied the Patriarch during his pastoral visit which he resumed Monday,...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria revealed a split among members of the Millī Council – seven members – over persons most likely to be the next patriarch of Copts in succession of Pope Shenouda III. Some Copts in the northern Egyptian Mediterranean city now call the Millī Council...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria revealed a split among members of the Millī Council – seven members – over persons most likely to be the next patriarch of Copts in succession of Pope Shenouda III. Some Copts in the northern Egyptian Mediterranean city now call the Millī Council...
On Monday evening, the National Party of Egypt organized a literature symposium to discuss the newly published book ‘Al-Bābā Wa Al-Mushīr’ (The Pope and the Marshal) written by the journalist Jamāl George. Dr. Rūfāʾīl Būlus, Head of the Egyptian National Party, said that the book serves as a...
Al-Fajr released a statement delivered by Nādir al-Sirafī, spokesman of the “Copts 38” group, upon a meeting with Pope Tawadros II in the papal headquarters in ’Abāsīyyah. Al-Sirafī, and three other members of “Copts 38”, Rafīq Farūq, Vivian Jamīl, and Ra’fat Rīd, presented the problems almost 10...
Bishop Bīshūy, known as the late Pope Shenouda III’s “right-hand”, has been described as undiplomatic and extreme in his ideas that are prejudiced against other Christian Churches. He had publicly accused Protestant Evangelicals of recruiting Orthodox youth as part of a broader plot to evangelize...
In a statement disclosed to al-FajrPortal, Spokesperson of Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, Father Hānī Bākhūm, stated that Egypt has always been a shelter for oppressed fugitives. This came on the occasion of celebrating the third millennium since the entry of the Holy Family to Egypt to escape the...
Contrary to the visitors’ expectations that they will have to show their ID or explain the reason of the visit- due to the fact that many visitors are Muslims- the monastery of the Dominican order is a place where everyone is welcomed with a friendly smile. Food, drinks and mobile phones are not...
Egyptian Muslim Media anchor KhālidAbū Bakr felicitated Egyptian Christians on Palm Sunday during the aired TV show “al-Ḥayāt al-Yawm”, stressing that Egypt does not distinguish between Muslims and Christians, and pointing that personalities such as Tawāḍrūs and Shinūda greatly influenced him.
Before the advent of Easter, Egypt’s Catholic and Orthodox Christians fast for 55 days – from midnight to around 3 pm. These times might vary according to what the priest says basing on one’s age and health condition. During Christian fasts, meals are devoid of meat or dairy products. The Christmas...
In an article entitled “No. 9 and the kidnapping of Coptic Minors”, Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Bāz comments on the situation of Copts under a growing Salafī  threat and police forces reluctant to interfere of fear that the Salafī may “attack the Ministry of Interior” (quoting minister of...
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta and Kafr El Sheikh and representative of Pope Tawāḍrūs II handed over an icon to Doctor Tharayyā Bashʿalānī in appreciation of her appointment as chargé d’affairs of the secretary general of the council.

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