Churches

Pope Tawadros II inaugurates Cathedral of St. Macarius in Wadi El-Natrun

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 12:14 GMT

Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark, inaugurated the Cathedral of St. Macarius at his monastery in Wadi El-Natrun on Tuesday.

Month of June marks anniversary of Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 - 11:07 GMT

June 1 marks the day in which Egypt embraced the Holy Family, where they found safety and security among its people for more than three years.

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.

Egypt’s Cabinet legalize 45 churches, 55 service buildings

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 01:15 GMT

New 45 churches and 55 service buildings were announced to be legalized since last May by the Committee responsible for Churches Legalization according to Egypt’s Cabinet, Monday.

Churches in Cairo, Alexandria to re-open August 3: Pope Tawadros II

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 - 03:15 GMT

Late June, the Standing Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church decided to postpone re-opening churches in Cairo and Alexandria for two weeks.

Coptic churches in Cairo,Alexandria remain close until September 3: Pope Tawadros II

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 05:53 GMT

Since March 21, 2020, churches have been closed as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19.

Committee formed to prepare plan for reopening evangelical churches in Egypt

Sat, 30 May 2020 - 03:08 GMT

Zaki made the announcement during a virtual meeting of the Evangelical Confessional Council in the presence of evangelical church leaders.

Egypt's Awqaf min. denies re-opening mosques within days

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 10:30 GMT

Gomaa on Tuesday denied reports circulated on social media sites that his ministry intends to re-open mosques in the coming days.

Catholic Church extends suspension of masses, donates EGP 1 M to Tahya Misr Fund

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 02:38 GMT

The monks will continue holding the mass with one of the servants in the absence of churchgoers, according to a statement issued by the church on Friday.

Egypt’s Council of Churches praises state's efforts to confront coronavirus

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 - 03:39 GMT

The Council of Churches of Egypt has praised the strenuous efforts taken by the state to confront the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Egyptian gov't approves adjusting status of 90 unlicensed churches

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 11:38 GMT

The approvals take the number of churches that adjusted their status in Egypt up to 1,412 the statement reported.

Gov. approves adjusting status of 87 unlicensed churches

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 - 10:44 GMT

The representatives of Christian sects thanked Madbouli for the efforts exerted by the government in the file of adjusting the status of Churches in Egypt.

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 to meet with Gulf Coptic churches' board members Friday

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 02:28 GMT

Pope Tawadros II, the Patriarch of Alexandria, is set to hold a meeting with board members of the Coptic churches in the Arab Gulf states.

Total number of legalized churches in Egypt amounts to 894

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 12:57 GMT

The Cabinet’s meeting announced that 111 churches and church-affiliated service buildings will be legalized provided they meet the structural safety requirements.

Observatory: Western churches' stance reveals innocence of religions from terrorism

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 09:12 GMT

who commit such heinous acts are fanatical terrorists who do not represent their religions but rather represent the logic of ideological and spiritual distortion.

Egypt approves building 37 churches in new cities in 4 yrs: official

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - 01:35 GMT

Egypt’s Ministry of Housing decided to allocate lands to establish 37 churches in various new cities since 2014.

Pope Tawadros inaugurates St. Anthony Cathedral in Khatatba

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 10:45 GMT

Pope Tawadros II on Sunday held a mass to mark the inauguration of St. Anthony Cathedral at St. Boktor ben Romanos Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Khatatba

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.

Muslim Brotherhood sued internationally over burning 42 churches

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 08:18 GMT

The suit demands that the outlawed organization pay compensation worth 5 billion Euros ($5.6 million) over damages caused to the churches

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