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Video: The Armed Forces disinfect churches ahead of Easter celebrations

Sat, 01 May 2021 - 03:07 GMT

The Armed Forces has dispatched sterilization vehicles and portable disinfection kits to disinfect churches that witness large turnout during religious events as Easter celebrations approach.

Egyptian nun mourns Coptic victim of Sinai terrorists in moving post

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 03:03 GMT

An Egyptian nun mourned a Coptic man who was executed by terrorists in North Sinai in a moving Facebook post, saying the victim was "a lion."

IS executes elderly Copt, threatens 'crusaders' worldwide and supporters of the Egyptian army

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 07:26 GMT

A 62-year-old Copt was executed by the Islamic State (IS) in a video released on Sunday, where IS militants threatened Christians of Egypt and warned them that their fate will be like their elderly victim.

Egypt’s Sisi decrees formation of Boards of Directors of Endowment bodies for Catholic Church, Evangelical Community

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 09:46 GMT

In August 2020, the House of Parliament passed a government-drafted bill of establishing endowment bodies for churches, with the aim to achieve equality among the Egyptian Christian groups.

Media Center of Egypt’s Council of Ministers uploaded documentary film "The State of June 30, Citizenship is a Right & Life”

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 01:54 GMT

Throughout the ages, the Egyptian state has been a distinct model of national unity between the two weavers of the nation, Muslims and Copts.

Sisi wishes Egyptians merry Christmas over video conference with Pope Tawadros II

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 06:27 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Pope Tawadros II over a video conference to wish Copts and all Egyptians a merry Christmas, which is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on Jan. 7.

Egypt’s culture min. congratulates Copts, all Egyptians on the occasion of Christmas

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 01:16 GMT

Abdel Dayem said that Egypt remains a model of tolerance and coexistence and a unique example of the unity of the national fabric over the years.

15 remarks by Al-Azhar Imam on Christians and their holidays

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 01:10 GMT

Egypt Today has compiled statements by Al-Azhar Imam Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb in relation to Christians and their holidays as Christmas of Orthodox Christians, the sect of the majority of Christians in Egypt, approaches on Jan. 7.

Death sentence upheld against murderer of Marg priest Sama'an Shehata

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 02:26 GMT

The Cassation Court upheld on Thursday the death sentence given to a man who murdered a priest with a cleaver in 2017.

Video of church children simulating the slaughter of 21 Copts in Libya by ISIS reported to Egypt's Attorney-General

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:18 GMT

A video of children wearing orange overalls in a church in a recreation of of the 2015 slaughter of 21 Copts in Libya at the hands of ISIS has been strongly condemned by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood.

Egyptian Armed Forces greets Copts on Easter

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 - 09:55 GMT

Minister Zaki expressed heartfelt feelings over the occasion, wishing Egyptian Copts welfare and happiness.

Gov't approves legalizing 64 churches, Coptic buildings

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 05:55 GMT

The move was made during a meeting of the committee that was chaired by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli in the presence of the justice minister.

Pope Tawadros tackles situation of Copts with Macron, Larcher

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 - 09:35 GMT

Egypt’s Pope Tawadros II visited the Élysée Palace and the French Senate on Friday as part of his first papal visit to France to meet with the Coptic community.

Azhar imam hails prevailing spirit of fraternity among Muslims, Copts

Mon, 27 May 2019 - 10:55 GMT

Tayyeb hailed Sunday the prevailing spirit of fraternity and peace among Egyptian Muslims and Copts.

Pope Tawadros to receive several state officials Sunday

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 - 09:18 GMT

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese said he is due to receive on Sunday a number of state officials, priests and archbishops.

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.

Macron, his wife lay wreath at memorial of Botroseya Church martyrs

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 10:04 GMT

Macron and his wife on Tuesday laid a wreath at the memorial of Botroseya Church martyrs.

Egypt exerted a lot of efforts to maintain Christians' rights: Official

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 12:22 GMT

"The fate of the Christian communities in the Middle East and North Africa is a sensitive issue that must be dealt with objectively,"said Hafez Abu Se'da.

Pope expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 - 02:20 GMT

Pope Francis said he was pained today over an attack, claimed by Islamic State, on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven dead.

Research team formed to seize gunmen involved in Minya’s attack

Sat, 03 Nov 2018 - 08:36 GMT

A specialized research team was formed to seize the gunmen, who targeted on Nov. 2 a bus carrying Copts returning from the Monastery of Saint Samuel.

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