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Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, requested listing al- Jazīrah as a terrorist sponsoring organization. He added that this is due to the support it gives to terrorist groups by spreading a discourse inciting violence in Egypt.   The Urgent Affairs Court postponed its ruling on a...
Dr. Su’ād Nassār, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), presented in the International Conference of the Islamic Scholars Council the possibility of having female muftis. The conference was entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, stressed that his visit to the United States has nothing to do with the visit of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, which is being arranged. The pope also pointed out that his visit is already pre-determined since last year and it...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the Patriarch of Alexandria, said that his current pastoral visit to the United States is not related to the upcoming visit of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to New York to attend the meetings of the General Assembly of the United Nations, noting that the program of the pastoral...
"The Church is trying to unify the Easter holiday with the Western Church," said Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria.
Archbishop Makāriyyūs, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Minya, sent a memorandum to the Presidency concerning the crisis of the Copts in the villages of "‘Izbat Sulṭān" and "Dimshāw Hāshim". In his note to President al-Sīsī, Anba Makāriyyūs said: "On behalf of the Copts of the two villages,...
In an interview hosted by media presenter Mamdūḥ Stalin on the TV channel MESAT, Pope Tawāḍrūs II reiterated his earlier statement on the special situation of the Minya province, including its social and religious circumstances, stressing that the two victims, ʿImād Kamāl Sādiq, 49, and his 21-year...
Pope Tawadros received Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, and Sidkī Subhī, Minister of Defense, members of  a high ranking governmental delegation, to pay respects and give condolence to Pope Tawadros on the death of his mother. Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, has approved that Mayādah Ashraf and Mary...
Anonymous sources stated to al- Shurūq, that a number of mediators have communicated with Dr. Muhammad Alī Bishr, who has been delegated with the political affairs of the Muslim Brotherhood in an attempt to resolve the current political conflict. The sources stated that Bishr commented that these...
Attackers, believed to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood, targeted the house of a Coptic family in Nakariyah village, Sharqia. They attempted to kill the members of the family and start a sectarian strife (fitnah).  A number of armed persons stormed the house of Eng. Sabry ‘Issa Makary, General...
Security forces in Beni Suef succeeded in convening a reconciliation session between Copts and Muslims in Diābiah Village which was attended by family heads and senior figures in the village. The conflict took place in November 2013 due to a construction of a road bump and led to 16 injuries and...
In a broadcast message on the radio station ‘Mar Murquṣ’, mouthpiece of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II declared that he will not annul the upcoming Eastern Christmas festivities on January 6 that many Copts called on annulling because of the recent sectarian events that occurred in...
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that a protocol was signed with the Salafi leaders including the Jam’iah al – Shari’iah and Ansār al- Sunnah al Muhammadiyah. The agreement was that a supervisor from the ministry would be appointed in the mosques’ boards in order to...
Under the theme, titled: “Violence, why?”, the 7th literary salon took place on Friday at the Coptic Catholic Cultural Center of Minya. It was hosted by the Bishop of the Coptic Catholic Minya Eparchy, Bishop Buṭrus Fahīm.
The political, legal and media controversy is repeatedly raised when the issue of removing the religion field from the National ID generates.  12 years ago, the issue was raised by the National Council for Human Rights, headed at the time by Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī. Discussions and meetings could...
Councilor Hishām Barakāt, the Public Prosecutor, announced yesterday the preliminary results of the investigations carried out by the prosecution in the acts of violence that took place in ‘Ain Shams, Cairo March 29th where masked armed men, joined by  protestors of the Muslim Brotherhood, started...
Secular political parties reject all proposals for a reconciliation between al- Sīsī and the Muslim Brotherhood group. Dr. Abd al- Ghaffār Shukr, head of the Social Popular Alliance Party  stated that al- Sīsī has announced reconciliation with political parties and revolutionary movements that work...
Tomorrow, the activities of the exhibition "Wāḥid Tūt" (1st day of the month of Thout in the Coptic year) will be held at Miṣr Public Library, al-Zāwīyah branch, organized by the Egyptian Heritage Preservation association, headed by Mājid al-Rāhib . The ceremony will be opened by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbd...
During the call-in show dubbed ‘Yaḥduth fī Miṣr’ (happening in Egypt) aired on Egypt’s mbc channel, the Egyptian President criticized how Egyptian media deal with reports on Europe, stating the example of the actual turmoil in France “that cannot be compared to what occurs in Egypt,” the President...
The 12-year old girl, Nour or Nūr, arrived at her school early morning, carrying a maquette. Glued on a solid base of foam, the model, in French ‘maquette’, presented a mosque and a church linked together with the Egyptian flag.

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