His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, yesterday at the Pontifical headquarters in Alexandria, Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and the rest of Africa for the Greek Orthodox, who came to the Patriarchate in Alexandria at the head of a delegation. The meeting was attended by Bishops Pavly, Ilarion, Hermina, Sawirus, member of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The Al-Azhar Observatory to Combat Extremism issued a report on the most important publications, reports and posts, and the most prominent issues that the Observatory discussed and analyzed during the year 2019. The report stated that more than 15 books and studies and recorded more than 5388 follow-ups, news, and reports in the year 2019.
A group of Islamic organizations in the British city of Birmingham has announced a new initiative entitled: ‘Our mosques for the homeless’, which aims to house them inside the mosques and protect them from the cold winter. For his part, Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism valued the initiative, pointing out that it indicates a practical application of the teachings of the true Islamic religion, and highlights the true meaning of tolerance of Muslims in dealing with others of different religions, races, and colors.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced, on Tuesday, the registration of the oldest professional player in the world during the current season. A statement of the EFA said that the 75 years old player Ezz Al-Din Bahader, is the oldest in the world and he plays for October 6th club. It is worth mentioning that the EFA is seeking to register the payer as Guinness World Record.
Major General Essam Saad, Governor of Assiut, visited the monastery of the Virgin Mary in Jabal al-tir on the occasion of the glorious feast of Epiphany. The governor was received by Bishop Youanis of Assiut, and was accompanied by a number of senior officials in the governorate. The attendees wished Egypt unity, stability and peace.
Bishop Tadros of Port Said celebrated Epiphany in the church of St. Abraam and Michal Behiri in Sydney. The Bishop congratulated the congregation on the glorious feast of Epiphany and delivered the greetings of Pope Tawadros to the people of Sydney.
Archbishop Markos of Shubra al-Khaimah opened the closed Church of Mit Nama that was closed by police last year. 87 deacons were ordained in the celebration and Father Habib Girgis was promoted to the rank of Hegumin. Extremists have refused to allow the church to build a service building though it optioned all due permits since 2001.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary and St. Tadros Al-Mashriqi in the Netherlands celebrated the feast of Prince Tadros in the presence of His Eminence Bishop Arsani of the Netherlands. Dr. Jacques van der Vliet, professor of Egyptology, delivered a lecture about the saint who was born and raised in Upper Egypt. On the second day, Bishop Arsani ordained a number of new deacons and perfumed the remains of the saints located in the monastery.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, received today at the Pontifical headquarters in Alexandria a large delegation of senior officials and security and military leaders. The delegation offered their best wishes to the Pope and the Coptic congregation and for all Egyptians. For his part, Pope assured that the feast is marked with three signs, namely love, joy and peace.
I met today at the Subway 9 young ladies under 15 years old. 5 of them were wearing Niqab (full face cover) and the rest are wearing Hijab. They were revising a book of ‘Islamic culture’ on their way to the exam. They book was discussing how to deal with non-Muslims? Is it permissible to exchange gifts with them? What people from other religions should do to Muslims? Furhtermore, it was describing Niqab as an app