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The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...
Fr. Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church, confirmed that the church is very firm on its decision of not allowing pilgrimage to Jerusalem as long as the Holy Land is occupied. In addition, he said that the fact that “some individuals or travel agencies organize touristic trips...
Two Air Sinai’s airplanes with 322 Christians aboard left Cairo’s International Airport in direction of Jerusalem. The purpose of the trip is to visit the holy places to perform religious rites during the Holy Week and Easter Mass.
On Sunday, the Military Court of Asyut postponed to April 15, 2018 retrial of the 39 convicts involved in violent attacks in the governorate of Minya just after the dispersion of the two sit-ins of Rābiʿah and al-Nahḍa in 2013.
The Christians of the Shubra district (Greater Cairo) confirmed having voted for ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, saying that there is no one like him when it comes to governing Egypt. The electoral race ended last Wednesday. Since al-Sīsī took down the Brotherhood, he spared no effort in openness and...
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.
The Coptic Cultural Center published portraits of the 30 martyrs who died during Palm Sunday Mass on April 9th 2017 in Mār Jirjis’ archdiocese (Tanta, governorate of Gharbiyya).
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior prepared for the upcoming Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter to secure and update exceptional security measures. According to security sources, 400 officers from different departments and divisions of the Ministry were assigned to secure about 2500 churches and their...
Pope Tawāḍrūs, Patriarch of St. Mark, addressed a letter to all Copts, abroad and inside Egypt, inviting them to participate in the presidential elections. The Pope said: “We call on our fellow citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, and to abide by the national and social duty...
Egypt’s Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, lead the Friday prayer in the main mosque of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The sermon will be delivered by Dr. Muḥammad al-Maḥraṣāwī, head of al-Azhar’s University.
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...
“Oh Egypt, you are the pulse of my heart, and I love you deeply. If I were taken away from you, even if only for a while, I would suffer agony.” These were the words with which late Pope Shinūda III described his love for Egypt, his homeland; poem verses written by a great theologian and man of...
The geographical location of Egypt and Ethiopia had helped strengthen the relationships between the two countries, not only on the political level, but also on the relation between the two national churches as well. 
On Wednesday, Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, governor of Suhāj, received Bruno Musarò, the Vatican’s Nuncio to Egypt, together with the Coptic Catholic Archbishop, Anba Yūsuf Abu al-Khayr, including a delegation of priests of the Catholic Church of Suhāj. The Nuncio conveyed Pope Francis’ greetings to the...
Judicial sources said that a Misdemeanors Court in the Governorate of Giza sentenced 15 Muslims to a one-year suspended imprisonment for having assaulted a house where Christians were praying last December.
In press statements he disclosed on Saturday, the Egyptian expert, in the Coptic case and president of the General Union of Copts for the Homeland Karīm Kamāl said that al-Sīsī’s candidacy for the presidency is the response to the Egyptians’ will.
Dr. ʿAbbās Shūmān, deputy of al-Azhar, said that the prestigious religious institute participated for the second time in a row in Cairo’s International Book Fair with publications and activities that range from modernity to preserving the Islamic heritage. During the expo, which  adopted the theme...
On Monday 05/02/2018, president of the State of Palestine Maḥmūd ʿAbbās Abū Māzin received in the presidential premises in Ramallah a delegation of Coptic Catholic monks headed by father Ibrāhīm Faltas, head of the custodian priory of Jerusalem. ʿAbbās welcomed the delegation emphasizing the...
The Middle East Council Of Churches (MECC) And The Egyptian Council Of Churches (ECC) Organize Vespers In Support Of Unity The Middle East Council of Churches -MECC- is a religious authority that includes the four Christian denominations in the Middle East: the Coptic and Eastern Orthodox, the...

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