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Church cancels Easter festivities

    The Coptic Orthodox Church has decided to cancel all festivities related with the upcoming Easter, and restrict celebrations to the prayers and rituals of the Resurrection. The decision was taken in the aftermath of last Sunday's [Palm Sunday] suicide bombings…

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Egypt buries Palm Sunday martyrs, declares mourning and emergency

The Coptic Orthodox Church has issued a statement regarding the twosuicide bombings that took place on 9 April during Palm Sunday Mass atthe church of Mar-Girgis (St George) in Tanta, and outside St Mark’scathedral in Alexandria after Mass concluded. Pope…

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Egypt in mourning over victims of suicide bombings in Tanta and Alexandria churches

  President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has condemned in strong words the terrorist suicide bombings in two churches in Egypt this morning, and promised to keep on fighting terrorism and defeating its attempts to divide the country along religious lines. He ordered the…

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A meeting with the Pope

 It’s not every day that you meet the Pope. We marked our calendar for Monday 6 March 2017 for that special event. A Watani group headed then to the papal headquarters at St Mark’s Cathedral in Abbassiya to meet Pope…

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From generation unto generation

The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held its fourth annual seminar, focusing on Coptic identity and heritage. The vision, spirituality and wealth of knowledge that dominated the four-day event should work as a beacon torch to be handed…                                             The…

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Visit of warm hearts

   Archbishop of Vienna visits Egypt   Friday 21 October saw Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, arrive at Cairo where he was warmly received by Pope Tawadros II. Anba Gabriel, the Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Vienna, accompanied the Cardinal on his Egypt…

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Pope consecrates altars in 5th century church

        Pope Tawadros II consecrated four altars at the 4th century of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, commonly known as Abu-Serga, early this morning. The church lies in the Coptic quarter of Cairo, the history of which goes back to the Roman…

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Pope views film produced by St Macarius Monastery

  At the Anba Rweiss Theatre in the grounds of St Mark’s Cathedral in Abassiya, Cairo, Pope Tawadros II attended a special screening of the film of 49 Martyrs of Sheheat [Scetis]”, the first film produced by St Macarius (Abu-Maqar) Monastery,…

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Coptic Church approves draft law for building churches

The Coptic Orthodox Church yesterday issued the following statement regarding the draft law proposed by the government for the building and restoring of churches:"On Wednesday 24 August the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held a special meeting to…

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President Sisi meets Pope Tawadros

Category: SectarianUpon an invitation form the President, Pope Tawadros II today headed to the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, east of Cairo, to meet President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. The Pope was accompanied by a delegation of bishops and clergy. The delegation included…

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