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Security forces prevented Coptic worshipers from attending a mass prayer this morning in the village of Nazlit al-Nakhl in Abū Qurqās, Minya, on the pretext of fear of possible attacks by some extremists in the village.
On Friday, Apr. 26, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II received the Grand Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib together with an Azhar delegation who came to congratulate the Pope for the feast of Easter. Pope Tawāḍrūs explained that as long as the Church and Azhar continue to have good relations, Egypt...
A confidential witness told Watanī News that “due to a dispute between 7 extremists and some Copts in Al-Jala’ village in Upper Egypt on whether a church should be built or not, some school children got involved in the dispute”. According to the witness, “school children were paid to pick fights...
  Currently, the military is renovating churches in Asyut in the second phase of its renovation plans for churches that were attacked during the pro-Mursi riots in the 14th of August 2013. Worth mentioning is that the historic Mar Jirjis and Saint Traise churches were also attacked but are still...
The GCC made it clear that it supports Egypt’s fight against terrorism and seeks to reconcile differences between the country and Qatar. However, with the death of King ʿAbd Allah and his succession by King Salmān, the Muslim Brotherhood expressed hope for better relations with the kingdom. However...
President Mursi's era is bound to go down in Egypt's history as unprecedented in that the presidency rushes through decisions that bring on wrathful public response, then quickly goes back on these decisions or, at best, amends them. This did not escape the legendary Egyptian sarcastic humor, and...
Efforts are ongoing to shed light in the flaws in Egypt's new consittution, and to crystallise alternative formulations for the articles under fire. The aim is to reassure Egyptians tha tthe consitutiton is no Islamist snare, and includes no elastic articles that allow the Islamists to pounce upon...
By the time Watani reaches its readers on Sunday morning, the Egyptian people would have had their say on the draft constitution. If the draft is approved, Egypt would go on to elect a new People's Assembly; if it is not, we go back to Square One where a new Cosntituent Assembly is chosen and a new...
Among his declarations to the media during the period between the altar draw earlier this month and his enthronement last Sunday, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II said that among his priority issues for the Church was to put the house in order. Read full text in English Read full text in Arabic
Offensive art is degrading especially when it is used to offend or discredit others, then it does not become an art. Art helps people to build a good standards. Jesus Christ used art to deliver messages, principles and commandments when He said Parables to His disciples to deliver his messages in...

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