The Monastery of St. Mina in Mariout, headed by HG Anba Kyrollos, continues the finishing works in the lower church bearing the name of the Church of the Martyrs of the Saints Church in 2011. The church is dedicated for 21 martyrs whom have killed in bomb attack on the church of Alexandria on New Years Eve.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, signed a cooperation protocol with Ambassador Nabila Makram Abdel-Shahid, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, within the framework of the presidential initiative "Survival Boats" to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal immigration. The initiative was launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the World Youth Forum in December 2019. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II said that according to the signed protocol, there will be training programs for the development of individual skills for youth, especially in the governorates that export the most illegal immigration.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan, relaunched negotiations on the Renaissance Dam after suspension for 3 months. For its part, spokesman of Egyptian Irrigation Ministry stressed that Egypt is ready to negotiate seriously for the success of these talks in order to reach a fair and balanced agreement that meets the interests of the three countries.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received at the Papal Residence in Cairo members of the Executive Committee of the Faith and Education Committee of the Holy Synod. During the meeting, the Orthodox Faith Awareness Program was presented, which the committee intends to present during the coming period . The program includes an explanation of the articles of the Christian creed.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II offered sincere condolences to Bishop Hermina, General Bishop of the churches of the eastern sector of Alexandria and priests and congregation of the sector in the departure of the honorable father, Father Anthony Saad, priest of the Church of the Martyr Abi Seifin in Ambroso in Alexandria. The priest Anthony Saad passed away at the age of 68 after a priestly service that extended for more than 28 years. He was born on August 17, 1952, and graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, and worked as an engineer for the National Spinning and Weaving Company. He was ordained a priest by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on June 19, 1992.
HG Anba Takla, Bishop of Dishna, inaugurated the alters of the Church of the Monastery of St. Balamoun. This came during the visit of the bishop to the monastery where he inaugurated 3 alters and icons of the church in addition to a number of deacons’ ordination.
Bishop Isaac of Tima congratulated Father Bishoy Abdul Massieh on his forty years ordination anniversary as priest. The bishop wished him an extended and rich priestly services full of peace and love.
The choir of St. Joseph Maronite Cathedral led by the priest George Khattar, participated at the activities of the International Festival of "Samaa” for singing and spiritual music, under the slogan: "Together we change the world” at the Interfaith Complex in ancient Egypt. The choir presented a number of spiritual hymns from the Maronite Church s hymns heritage in addition to other songs. Khoury George Khattar, leader of the Maronite Church choir, affirmed that the festival reflects a state of coexistence and national unity between Christians and Muslims in Egypt.
His Majesty Willem Alexander the King of the Netherlands granted His Eminence Bishop Arsani of teh Netherladns the medal of the leader. This came during the celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the start of the Coptic Church service in the Netherlands and the seventh anniversary of the establishment of the diocese of the Netherlands, which was held at the headquarters of the Archdiocese in Amsterdam, amid precautionary measures due to the spread of the new Corona virus. During the celebration, the Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam read the decision of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, regarding the awarding of His Eminence Bishop Arsany the Royal Medal. The ceremony was attended by Bishop Polycarp Eugene Eden, President of the Dutch Syriac Orthodox Diocese, Bishop Jan Hendricks, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Haarlem - Amsterdam, Father Gerard Matisen, Head of the Benedict Monastery in Akhmoud, and the Egyptian Ambassador to the Netherlands Hatem Abdelkader.
Last Thursday, the representatives of the Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic Churches have submitted the Egyptian Personal Status Family Law in its final form that was agreed upon by all churches, which was submitted to the cabinet. The law is to be applied on all Egyptians, with specific articles for each church, which reflects Article Three of the Constitution that states: The principles of the canons of Egyptians,