Sisi tells heads of Middle Eastern churches Egypt has strategy to spread freedom of belief

Tue, 17 May 2022 - 03:41 GMT

Egypt has a strategy of eliminating discrimination based on any thing while spreading a culture of diversity and freedom of faith, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told heads of churches across the Middle East on Tuesday.

Egypt hosts General Assembly of Middle East Council of Churches for first time

Mon, 16 May 2022 - 10:02 GMT

Egypt hosts for the first time the works of the General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches in its twelfth session Monday.

Restrictions on non-Muslims during Ramadan 'absurd', says Al-Azhar Imam

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 12:37 GMT

Al-Azhar Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb labeled restrictions on non-Muslims when they eat or drink while Muslims fast in Ramadan as “absurd.”

Video: Christian man distributes Ramadan meals in Sohag, Egypt

Mon, 11 Apr 2022 - 03:12 GMT

A Christian man in Sohag, Upper Egypt, distributes small meals in Ramadan just before dusk to promote national unity.

Azhar Imam, Pope Francis participate in virtual celebration of Int’l Day of Human Fraternity

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 12:27 GMT

The day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Human Fraternity document in UAE capital, Abu Dhabi in 4 February 2019.

Al-Azhar Sheikh says proud of Muslim-Christian ties in Egypt

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 - 04:06 GMT

“This good people sets the most wonderful example to solidarity and cohesion in critical moments.”

Sisi greets Christians on Easter

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 - 03:04 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has greeted Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark on the occasion of Easter.

Sisi wishes Egypt’s Christians happy Easter

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 03:47 GMT

The president sent congratulatory cables to the head of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Cairo, the head of the Armenian Catholic Church.

No discrimination between Muslims, Christians under Sisi's leadership: Anba Bishoy Bigol

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 - 09:39 GMT

Anba Bigol said that the state is working on spreading the principle of citizenship and national unity.

Azhar Grand Imam visits, congratulates Pope Tawadros on Christmas Day

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 01:10 GMT

Churches that follow the eastern calendar celebrate Christmas Eve on the evening of January 6.

Egyptian Coptic Festival celebrates Egypt's culture in Canada

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 - 08:45 GMT

Egyptian Ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abu Zied hailed the Egyptian Coptic Festival that takes place in the Canadian city of Mississauga.

Copts celebrate Holy Saturday amid high security measures

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 - 01:56 GMT

Orthodox Christians all over the world celebrate Holy Fire ceremony on Holy Saturday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It commemorates laying Jesus’ body in the tomb.

EOHR reviews extremism impact on freedom of belief in Middle East

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 12:09 GMT

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights held a seminar entitled "Freedom of Religion: Christian Communities of the Orient" at the United Nations headquarters.

Macron tackles education, diversity in Coptic Cathedral

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 11:15 GMT

The French president took photos with the Pope, bishops of the Holy Synod, and a group of priests, and signed his name in the Cathedral’s registry of VIP visitors.

Cairo Steps, Abdel Dayem spread music in Upper Egypt

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 01:24 GMT

Minya University Theater will host an untraditional concert performed by the acclaimed Egyptian-German band Cairo Steps

Islam urges Muslims to congratulate others on religious holidays

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 10:08 GMT

The video also called on all Muslims to stick to Islam’s moderate teachings and not to follow extremists who “explain religion teachings as they desire and according to their own interests.”

120 churches, affiliated buildings nationwide licensed by gov't

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - 02:10 GMT

The Egyptian cabinet has approved the licensing of 76 churches and 44 affiliated buildings per a 2016 law in a major wave of legalization of Christian venues.

Traditions cherished at feast of Virgin Mary

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 10:53 GMT

Many Christians will celebrate in the upcoming few days the closing ceremony of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in churches across Egypt.

Resolving differences between Orthodox, Evangelical Egyptians

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 - 08:36 GMT

The church will organize work between the Christian churches through many activists such as spiritual, intellectual or mathematical meetings as well as meetings for women and youth.

Evangelical Church worshipers pray for Muslims to bear Ramadan’s fasting

Sat, 26 May 2018 - 11:15 GMT

The Evangelical Church in Heliopolis, Cairo performed a prayer for Muslims to bear fasting during the hot weather in Ramadan.