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Marking the day of martyrdom of people of Damietta and the crushing defeat of the Crusaders in 1125 AD, Damietta chose May 8 to be its national day.  Streets are decorated and flags are raised in the alleys.
Dr. Marwā Mamdūḥ Sālim, Counselor at Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that the African identity of Egypt and the Egyptian orientation towards the continent became more prominent since the ruling of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī. 
Anba Makāriyyūs, Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Minya, deplored the attacks on the Copts of the village of Dimshāw Hāshim that took place last Friday, urging for the punishment of the perpetrators, and compensations to those affected through building a church in the village.
The Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Minya celebrated the graduation of the first batch of graduates of the Catholic Institute for Theological Studies. 
In a procession of candles, green leaves, a globe, and the flag of Egypt, the Franciscan Sisters of Egypt celebrated the 11th convention that comes this year with a significant development of the order. 
Sāmiḥ Thābit, one of the initiator of peaceful coexistence in Upper-Egypt, has fasted Ramadan for one day in solidarity with his Muslim neighbors in the village of Ḥijāzāh, Qina, and according to Ramadan custom, Thābit hold a charity ifṭār table - in Arabic Māʾidat al-Raḥmān – to break the fast...
On the occasion of the start of the fast month Ramadan, a Sudanese delegate of the Sufi Burhāniyya Order visited Maḥmūd Ṭāriq Yāsīn al-Rifāʿī, General Deputy of the Egyptian Sufi Rifāʿiyya Order.
Contrary to the visitors’ expectations that they will have to show their ID or explain the reason of the visit- due to the fact that many visitors are Muslims- the monastery of the Dominican order is a place where everyone is welcomed with a friendly smile. Food, drinks and mobile phones are not...
For the first time ever that a prominent figure of the Orthodox Copt Church takes part in an Anglican [royal] wedding. 
Member of the cabinet commission for the revival of the route of the Holy Family, Nādir Jirjis, said that the National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association -NAHRA- will hold a memorial ceremony in the Coptic Museum on the first of June. The celebration will be attended by Pope Tawāḍrūs II of...
Bishop Pevnotios [Bivnūtiyyūs] of the Samālūṭ Diocese, Upper Egypt, inaugurated two new churches as a part of the annual celebrations in the Monastery of Virgin Mary in Jabal al- Ṭayr, Minya. One church was dedicated to the Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt and is built in a similar style as the...
On the Evening of Tuesday, the 2nd of April, 1968, the Virgin Mary began to appear in luminous scenes over domes of St. Mary church at al-Zaytūn, north of Cairo. Since that night, thousands of people pilgrim every night to Ṭumān Bāy Street at al-Zaytūn, heading to the small church that has been...
As a part of his visit to Egypt Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund – IMF- was received yesterday by Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, at the Religious Complex, home to the three monotheistic religions and some of the oldest...
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
Egyptian actress Munā Zakī launched, through her personal account on Twitter, a hashtag named “I Am Egyptian, the Cross Does Not Offend Me.” This represented Zakī’s objection to the idea of banning the placing of the Cross on churches as a part of the draft law on building churches in Egypt,...
CTV interviewed Pope TawāḍrūsII following the opening of the first Coptic Church in Japan during his first ever visit to the country. “We built the church upon the request of Copts in Japan so that they do not feel isolated,” said the Pope. A priest from Australia will be delegated to serve...
Shaykh Aḥmad Abū Rāshid al-Jabālī, chief of the Jabāliyya tribe and advisor to the Monastery of St. Catherine on Sinai tribal affairs, denied the news on social media about the closure of the monastery in Christmas for security reasons.
Al-Azhar al-Sharīf in Asyūṭ celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Asyūṭ Religious Institute, known as Fū'ad I Institute, in the presence of al-Azhar's deputy, Dr. ʿAbbās Shūmān, on August 9, 2017.
Security forces in the Qinā Governorate surrounded the village of Karnak in the Abu Tisht district in Qinā on Wednesday, following an exchange of ammunition between the security forces and those accused of the church bombings.
Coptic Orthodox churches and a number of Coptic activists warned of a terrorist in a post on social media sites bearing his name and a photograph of him.

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