His Eminence Abba Stephanos, Bishop of Beba, Al-Fashn and Samasta, headed the funeral of the oldest priest in the diocese Father Dawood Ghattas, priest of St. George Church in Nazlet Hanna. The bishop and priests praised the great service of the late priest and his toil for his congregation and ministry. Father Dawood was born on August 30, 1952, ordained a priest on November 21, 1993 and served the congregation for 37 years.
Under the title "Inside the Grand Egyptian Museum", the CNN global network launched an advertising film about the Grand Egyptian Museum, within the framework of the partnership of Egypt s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion, with the network to promote Egyptian tourism through its television channels, websites and social media platforms. For his part, Engineer Ahmed Youssef, head of the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion, explained that the film is a review of the museum s features, as it began with an introduction explaining the distinguished location of the museum overlooking the pyramids of Giza, describing it as a great edifice that will attract a huge number of visitors. CNN commented about the museum saying: Billed as Egypt s gift to the world, the Grand Egyptian Museum is the biggest archeological museum ever created and will house the greatest collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received today at the Papal Headquarters in Cairo HG Bishop Theodosius, Bishop of the Diocese of Central Giza and Bishop Yusab of Luxor. The meetings came to discuss issues of the ministry in the Coptic dioceses with its spiritual leaders.
Father Poulos Halim, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that monk Raphael Al-Muharraqi died today at the age of 65 and his funeral was held at the monastery of St. Mary Al-Muharraq. The monk was ordained on August 25, 1989, and served in several places including the New Valley. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II offered sincere condolences to Bishop Begoul, head of the Monastery of the Virgin Al-Muharraq and to the monks.
Bishop Karas of Pennsylvania Coptic Diocese mourned the victims of the Beirut bombing killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. HG Bishop Karas said that the Coptic Church is praying for Lebanon and its people to overcome the crisis and for speedy recovery for the injured.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Dornkah announced it will be opened before visitors during the fasting of the virgin which starts Tomorrow. Limited numbers of visitors will be allowed this year and all precautionary measures will be taken due to the spread of Corona virus.
The evangelical community in Egypt, headed by Dr. Reverend Andrea Zaki, expressed its shock and deep sadness over the huge explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, leaving behind great destruction and hundreds of victims. The President of the Evangelical community said: We share the feelings of pain with the Lebanese people, and we stand in solidarity with them in this humanitarian catastrophe, and we pray to God to grant condolences and patience to the families of the victims and the speedy recovery of the injured.
Cardinal, Sako, the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, and Cardinal Mar Peter Bishara invited the congregation and people all over the world to hold joint prayers and fasting next Saturday for the victims of the Port of Beirut incident to overcome the disaster and to rebuild the devastated country. He added that the church is praying for peace in Lebanon, Iraq and the region.
The first Divine Liturgy celebrated in almost 5 months in Fayoum diocese was celebrated at the Cathedral of St. George today after teh diocese decided to reopen. The Churches were closed last March due to the spread of Corona virus and services and holy masses were suspended. A number of members of the church scouting team and church officials organized the event to make sure the rules of social distancing and other precautionary measures are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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