Christians

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.

Q&A: Understanding the issue of Coptic divorce in Egypt

Thu, 03 May 2018 - 01:03 GMT

The matter of divorces amongst the Coptic community in Egypt has been one of the most troubling issues in the church since 2008; the year in which Pope Shenouda lll of Alexandria proclaimed that divorce must be on the grounds of adultery.

‘The Wait’ to screen at NVIC

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - 12:15 GMT

“The Wait” will screen at NVIC -Netherlands- Flemish Institute in Cairo on Sunday April 22.

Sisi wishes Copts a happy Easter

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 03:27 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi extended his Easter wishes to Coptic Orthodox Christians domestically and abroad.

Security forces prepare for Palm Sunday

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 - 03:21 GMT

The Ministry of Interior is preparing huge security elements for the Palm Sunday rituals, which will be held tomorrow, first of April, in all Egyptian churches, according to a press release.

Copts mark high turnout in election, youth have different stances

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 - 01:58 GMT

Despite the lack of accurate figures, Christian women and elderly people are frequently seen outside polling stations. Still, a great number of Coptic youth preferred not to vote based on many considerations.

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