His Holiness Pope Tawadros II ordained 24 new nuns at the monastery of Prince Tadros in old Cairo. The ordination ceremony was attended by Bishop Daniel of Maadi, Bishop Rafael the General Bishop of the Churches of downtown Cairo, St. Julius the General Bishop of the Churches of Old Cairo, and St. Marcus Bishop of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh.
Bishop Sharobim of Qena visited the Holy Places in Jerusalem with a delegation from the diocese. They visited a number of places including the house of Simon and celebrated the Divine Liturgy with Bishop Antonius of Jerusalem.
Pope Tawadros II participated in the celebration of Science Day in the presence of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honored a number of Egyptian scientists and researchers on Sunday, affirming that education and science will remain on the state s top priorities. Day of Science has been celebrated since 1944 and honored 2215 people.
Security forces have taken extra security measures to secure the celebration of the Virgin Mary in Bayad. Tens of thousands attend the celebration each day to take blessings from the Virgin Mary and the monastery and to spend some time on the Nile River.
Tima diocese launched a campaign to teach Coptic people about words are still used of their original language. The campaign entitled 90 Days Coptic Words and shows the originality of the Coptic Church.
The authorities in Minya Governorate released two workers of St. Samuel Monastery after being arrested for 4 days for helping the monks to hold sit-in. The defendants helped building a tent at the entrance of the monastery to reject practices of security forces that prevent food and visitors from entering the monastery.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received Bishop Bachom, candidate for Egypt s Catholic Patriarchal deputy office. Father Hany Bachom, spokesman of the Catholic Church in Egypt was nominated to be ordained bishop and the ordination ceremony will be held at the end of this month.
During his meeting with ministers of Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II denied the existence of divisions in the HolySynod. Pope added that there are many ideas and discussions, but there is no divisions since each member is responsible and completely reliable.
The Faculty of Arts at Alexandria University announced the opening of its unique department specialized at the Coptic language, history and literature. The department was opened last February in the presence of Dr. Essam Kordy, president of the university and HG Bishop Bavly, bishop of the Montazah Churches.
Dr. Magid Ezzat Israel
The monks of the Monastery of St. Samuel in Minya Governorate organized a protest at the main entrance of the monastery on August 12 after the security forces guarding the monastery refused to allow the main supplies of food for animals and residents of the monastery to enter. It is worth mentioning that the monks of the monastery filed on July 9, 2019, a complaint to both the Minister of the Interior and the Directo