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Pope Tawadros received Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, and Sidkī Subhī, Minister of Defense, members of  a high ranking governmental delegation, to pay respects and give condolence to Pope Tawadros on the death of his mother. Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, has approved that Mayādah Ashraf and Mary...
Anonymous sources stated to al- Shurūq, that a number of mediators have communicated with Dr. Muhammad Alī Bishr, who has been delegated with the political affairs of the Muslim Brotherhood in an attempt to resolve the current political conflict. The sources stated that Bishr commented that these...
Councilor Hishām Barakāt, the Public Prosecutor, announced yesterday the preliminary results of the investigations carried out by the prosecution in the acts of violence that took place in ‘Ain Shams, Cairo March 29th where masked armed men, joined by  protestors of the Muslim Brotherhood, started...
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has allocated 1 billion and 270 million pounds ($ 71 million) to restore the Jewish heritage in Egypt. The Israeli embassy to Egypt praised the decision to restore the Jewish temples of al-Beheira, Cairo and Alexandria. Out of 25 synagogues located in Egypt, only 11...
A Saudi Islamic scholar has requested his country’s authorities to chemically castrate men convicted of sexually harassing women. Sa’ūd ‘Abd Allah Finās, former Dean of Sharī’ah Faculty at the Imām University, stated during a phone call on Ya Halla show on Rotana Khalījiyah satellite channel that...
Security forces in the Sohag Security Department successfully thwarted a sectarian fitnah (strife) in al- Nusayrāt Village in Dar Al- Salām [CH: nor far from al-Kusheh, the village making headlines in 1998 and 2000 for violence that turned against Christians]. A Copt has started to construct a...
The State Security Prosecution has continued its investigations with the defendants of Ansār Bayt al- Maqdis cell that were arrested in the Arab Sharkas area in Qalyubia. A weapons store was found during the security campaign. The prosecution investigated plans to attack 8 churches and a number of...
Father Sedrak, spokesman of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia, stated that Pope Matthias I, Ethiopian Orthodox Pope will visit Pope Tawadros II after the Feast of Resurrection (Eastern) on April 20th. He added that the visit is unknot related to the crisis of the Nahdah dam, as it is a spiritual and...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, the vice president of the Al- Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that raising the flags of al- Qa’idah (al- Qaeda) inside the university campuses is a methodological intellectual distortion.  He stated that it is caused by ignorance and a distorted discourse that some Shaykhs and some...
The Supreme Islamic Council, headed by Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, is convening tomorrow its 23th general conference.  The Secretariat general of the Council Dr. Ahmad ‘Agībah stated that the Council did not send invitations to Qatar or Turkey due to their hostile policies towards...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minsiter of Endowments and Head of the Supreme Islamic Council, stated that the purpose of convening a conference scheduled for Tuesday March 25 is to discuss the dangers of calling for terrorism and declaring apostasy (takfīr). The dangers relate to international relations and...
A delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church, including Bishop Rafael and Bishop Kyrollos, Bishop of Milano, visited Moscow a few days ago to prepare for Pope Tawadros’ visit. The meeting discussed possibilities of cooperation between the Russian and Coptic Orthodox churches.  Observers stated the...
CairoUniversity has decided to expel 23 students for raising the Qa’idah (al- Qaeda) flag on the university campus during the events of protests and sabotage last Wednesday (March19). The spokesman of the university, ‘Adil Abd al- Ghaffār stated the university is composing a list of names of other...
The Nigerian army announced two days ago that dialogue is still a choice in order to put an end to the conflict with the Boko Haram Islamic radical group.  This was stated during a visit of military officers to Maiduguri city where  army barracks had been attacked by Boko Haram last Friday.  Lt.-...
  Ahmad al- Muslimānī, Media Advisor for the President, stated that the Azhar religious methodology is the solution to combat extremism. He added that the Azhar and its Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib enjoy the respect and love of the Egyptians, Arabs and Muslims. He stated that the presidency supports the...
For the third day in a row, Coptic children in the village of Daljā in the governorate of Minya were prevented from attending their schools in Dayr Muwās, due to the threat of kidnapping or death from members of the Muslim Brotherhood. One child has been kidnapped and his family asked for a ransom...
  Pope Tawadros II finished his two-day visit to Alexandria. The main goal of the visit was the consecration of the Church of Pope Kyrollos VI in the St. Mina Monastery in Maryūt, West of Alexandria, in addition to ordaining 15 priests (Ahmad Badrāwī, al-Shurūq, Mar. 4, p. 2). Read original text in...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...
Sharīf al-Hawārī, a prominent leader in the Salafi Call, has said that the recent law on preaching in mosques is ‘tailored against us’, and that the organization is aware of efforts to get rid of them, adding that Yāsir Burhānī, vice-president of the Salafist Call, was still waiting for a permit.

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