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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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Pope Tawadros speaks up

   The Crisis Management committee of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod convened Monday 25 July to discuss the successive attacks waged by Muslim extremists against Copts in several provinces in Egypt, notably Minya and Beni Sweif, and which left one…

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Priest shot dead by Islamists in Arish

A Coptic Orthodox priest was shot to death by Islamists this morning in the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. Father Raphail Moussa, 46, pastor of the church of Mar-Girgis (St George) in Arish, had just held Holy Mass at his church and was…

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New parishes, new bishops

 The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin in the Cairo eastern district of Zeitoun was built in the 1970s opposite a small 1924 Church, also consecrated to the Holy Virgin, the domes of which witnessed a mass Marian apparition throughout 1968…

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