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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-...
It was an unfortunate and eerie incident, when in February 2016 fire broke out inside a mosque in Tebessa [Tbīsa], 630km east of Algiers, after gasoline was sprayed to burn worshippers who were performing the Friday prayers, injuring at least fifteen people. The Algerian authorities arrested the 35...
Patriarch Ibrahīm Ishāq, Archbishop of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, said that Pope Francis I is determined to visit Egypt as scheduled, the 28th-29th of this month, without postponement or cancelation, despite the terrorist attacks on St. George Church in Tanta and St. Mark Church in...
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. Mukhtār Jum`a, Minister of Religious Endowments, said that attacking churches is like attacking mosques, “so we must protect our churches like we protect our mosques.”
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 ‘...
Rev. Rif`at Fatḥī, the Secretary General of the Evangelical Church of Egypt (Synod of the Nile) and the Secretary General of the Egyptian Churches Council (ECC), commented on a video distributed over social media today, saying, “The comments of the Coptic Orthodox priest do not represent 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...
Emile Amīn, a Coptic Catholic intellectual said, “Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt reminds us of the visit of St. Francis of Assisi to Egypt during a time known in the Arab World as ‘Ḥarb al-Firinjah’ (the War of the Franks), and in the West as ‘the Crusades’.

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