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The Endowments Ministry applauded the statement that was released on March 15, from al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, which allowed the suspension of Friday sermons and congregational prayers to protect people from the coronavirus.
On Tuesday February 25, bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥaq, patriarch of Alexandria for Catholic Copts, returned to Cairo after finishing his pastoral tour of Italy and the Vatican which began on February 6.
All the denominations of Egypt’s churches came together to celebrate Sunday’s masses for Christian unity, including the Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, Greek Orthodox and Episcopal churches. The masses were part of a week of prayer for Christian unity, organized in cooperation with the Egyptian...
The National Press Authority decided to report the editor-in-chief of the magazine Rose al-Youssif [Rūz al-Yūssif] to the authorities for disparaging the Coptic Orthodox Church on the cover of its most recent issue. The commission decided to issue an apology to the church, and the magazine will...
The Coptic Orthodox Church began offering pastoral activities and spiritual services to Copts from afar by broadcasting them online in light of the measures taken to confront the Coronavirus, which included closing church building and stopping gatherings and church activities.
The World Council of Churches is stressing the dire need to stand together to protect life in the face of the novel Coronavirus epidemic.
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that last Saturday the church issued a decision to ban gatherings, sports clubs, and nurseries and to suspend church activities in the context of preventative measures against the coronavirus.
The official magazine of the Coptic Orthodox Church, al-Kirāzah, announced that it will publish its newest issue online on the magazine’s website as well as through the Church’s social media accounts. This step comes in light of the difficult circumstances Egypt find itself in right now, and the...
In his first decision in 2020 Pope Tawādrūs II appointed Rev. Monk Kīrillus al-Anba Bīshūy as director for his office and responsible for any correspondence with the official agencies of the state. Bishop Bīshūy will also communicate with the archbishops, the bishops and the parishes. 
The Papal Headquarters at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya today saw the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Institute of Coptic Studies and the Faculty for Specific Education at al-Zaqāzīq University.


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