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Egyptian MP Mona Munīr has required a prompt account regarding the June-22 edition of the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Dustūr who had published on its front-page football players drawn in the Coptic iconic art, including a caption saying “Your blessings upon us, Virgin Mary!”
Karīm Kamāl, President of the ‘General Union of Copts for the Homeland’, has called on Egyptian churches to halt construction of new churches, service buildings and summer camps, and to use the construction funds instead to help middle- and low-income families. Kamāl stressed that restoration works...
Following the Egyptian National Football Team’s second successive defeat in the World Cup 2018, Muslim Brotherhood followers outside Egypt, along with legions of their social media forums, rushed to describe the defeat in football as a political one. Throughout their history, the Muslim Brotherhood...
An expected visit of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria, to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis of the Vatican was announced in Egypt. According to a church source, the Coptic Orthodox Pope in Egypt reassured the Orthodox churches during their meeting last night about the...
Al-Taḥrīr interviewed the diocesan Bishop of Viterbo, Lino Fumagalli before his departure to Cairo. Heading the first Italian pilgrimage delegation to the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the representative of the Vatican expressed his joy to revisit Egypt, in particular Luxor and Aswān. He...
Father Hāni Bakhūm, spokesperson for the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, announced the publication of a new book entitled "We Are Brothers" written by the two Italian authors Giancarlo Mazzuca and Istvano Gebruti. The book was published early this month by the Mondoturi House in Rome, Italy. 
Last April, Egypt celebrated the anniversary of the most prestigious Sunni Mosque in the world. Built during the Fatimid era, Jawhar al- Ṣiqillī (the Sicilian) ordered the construction of the mosque which was then inaugurated in 971 AD.
In a poem dedicated to his son, the Turkish poet Naẓīm Ḥikmet writes: “Believe in seeds, earth, and the sea, but people above all. Love clouds, machines, and books, but people above all. Grieve for the withering branch, the dying star, and the hurt animal, but feel for people above all. Rejoice in...
In a statement disclosed by Church sources, the personal status law for Egyptian Christian denominations is to be retackled by the end of this month. After a break of six consecutive months, sources have said that the main reason for the suspension of the meeting and for the passing of law was...
Riḍā Thābit acquired his PhD from the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Seminary in Pennsylvania, USA, which is one of the oldest theological schools in the world. Tackling the thesis of ‘Missional leadership’, Thābit focuses on the Church inclusion of the Christian Youth in light of changes that have...
In the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other governorates, a number of squares in which ʿĪd al-Fiṭr prayers were held have witnessed women and men standing side by side, despite fatwas issued by Dār al-Iftā’ and al-Azhar institution.
The celebration of festivals and manifestations of the rituals of ʿĪd can be traced back to the Pharaonic era. Ways of celebration have varied from era to era throughout Egyptian history up until the present day: -
52 defendants, out of 278, admitted committing 12 terrorist attacks in front of a military court to which they were referred. The defendants, who are members of Ḥasm and Liwāʾ al-Thawra are clusters cells affiliated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and are accused of targeting and killing...
Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
Doctor Inās ʿAbd-al-Dāyim, the Minister for Culture, confirmed that the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf will be screened in cinemas as scheduled. She stressed that in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the State respects creativity in all areas of arts, and consolidates...
Egypt’s Censorship on Artistic Works issued a decision to rescind the license of the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf from movie theatres after having banned it “due to the filmmakers’ failure to obtain the necessary licenses for public screenings”, the Authority claimed.
On Sunday, during the plenary session of Egypt’s House of Representatives, speaker of the House Dr. ʿAli ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, said that the approved Article 2 of the draft law regulating press and media, is set forth in Part Two, ‘Freedom of the press and the media,’ and Chapter One, ‘General Provisions,’...
The Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, Bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, offered his congratulations to the Muslim and Christian Egyptians for the fast of Ramadan, the Fasting of the Apostles, and the celebration of the Entry of Jesus into Egypt. During his sermon at the Holy Liturgy prior to...
The director of the Centre for Coptic Studies at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Doctor Luʾay Maḥmūd Saʿīd, stated that the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt should not just be celebrated by Christians, but by all Egyptians.
In a statement disclosed to al-FajrPortal, Spokesperson of Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, Father Hānī Bākhūm, stated that Egypt has always been a shelter for oppressed fugitives. This came on the occasion of celebrating the third millennium since the entry of the Holy Family to Egypt to escape the...

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