Egyptians continue to flock into the ancient Dronka Monastery of Assiut in celebration of the Fast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary which began Aug. 7. Bishop Yuanes of Assiut exerts much effort during that busy time.
The Coptic Orthodox Church will begin fasting on Tuesday evening and this fasting period will end on Tuesday, August 22.
Magdy Ashour, scientific adviser to the Grand Mufti, called on Muslims to reduce usage of Facebook during the Holy month of Ramdan.
In preparation for the holy month of Ramadan, a series of state-sponsored commodities markets called Ahlan Ramadan, ‘Welcome Ramadan,’ will open across Egyptian governorates May 18-26.