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In response to the tension of the contradictory news from different international sources about the political aspect that the Pope will promote during his meeting with Egypt’s President `Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, the official spokesperson for the Vatican has denied that the pope has any embedded...
The Monastery of St. Catherine, outside of which a checkpoint was attacked this afternoon, is not only important for being one of the most holy places in the Sinai, but also in Egypt. It is also one of the most important tourist attractions near the neighboring tourist resorts of Dahab, Sharm al-...
In an interview with Mīnā As’ad, a Coptic researcher in apologetics and founder of Rābitat Ḥumāt al-Imān [Association of Faith Protectors], As’ad states that the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church is the higher authority responsible for resolving theological differences, pointing out that the...
In a step that is regarded by some as a development in its performance, al-Azhar has established the first fatwa office at al-Shuhadā’ [Martyrs] Metro Station, Cairo. The office that operates for 11 hours in two shifts a day is administered by four of al-Azhar scholars who welcome citizens and...
The Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt issued a binding decision for engaged couples to attend a pre-marriage counseling course as a condition for marriage as of July 2017. Church leaders considered this decision a step towards minimizing personal status problems after marriage.
Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Vocation, under the chairmanship of Dr. Tāriq Shawqī, faxed the educational directorates in the country’s governorates to coordinate with the Ministry of Awqāf and the country’s major churches to promote panel discussions in schools.
Dr. Muḥammad `Imāra, an Islamic Intellectual, said that renewing the religious discourse advocated by some people requires a climate of freedom, pointing out that freedom in Egypt is nearly non-existent. `Imāra added in his statements to Misr al-`Arabiyya, which he made on the side lines of the ‘...
Counselor Bahā’ Abu Shaqqa, head of the Parliamentary Committee of al-Wafd Party, and head of the Legislative Committee in the House of Representatives, said: “The visit of Pope Francis, Pope of the Vatican carries a message, which has a philosophy of burying any attempt to create discord or dismay...
Saʿīd Ḥasāsīn, member of the House of Representatives, described Copts’ accompaniment of Muslims during the opening of a mosque in the city of al-Zaqāzīq and their contribution of five million EGP as an historic event.
The Ministry of Antiquities announced the opening of the Museum of Islamic Art every Saturday evening for visitors, the first of which will be tomorrow evening.

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