The Coptic Church in France participated in the breakfast ceremony of the Egyptian Embassy in Paris. Ambassador Ehab Badawi, Ambassador of Egypt to France welcomed the attendees and assured they are part of the united Egyptian family. Badawi invited the Egyptians abroad to support their home country and reflect the truth about what happens in Egypt.
The Board of Directors of the Egyptian Family House in London held a breakfast party for all Egyptian and non-Egyptian citizens, Muslims and non-Muslims, in an open space in front of the building. The authorities permitted holding the banquet in the street and the use of speakers to listen to the Holy Quraan and the prayers. The banquet was attended by a number of senior officials and clergy in London.
responding to questions of the youth of the Virgin and St. Phlopatir in Unna, Germany, Pope TAwadros II said that he prays for Syria and the kidnapped bishops, and he holds meetings with Patriarch Marafram. He added that he knows Syria and it is a very beautiful country, and always prays for its peace and stability.
Medhat Ebiei, head of the International Federation of Egyptian Citizens, condemned the terrorist attack near the Egyptian Museum in Cairo adding that such heinous attacks wouldn t hinder development and achievement in Egypt. Security sources had reported that an explosion targeted a tourist bus at the Grand Egyptian Museum, near the pyramids in Giza.
The official spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that Pope Tawadros II inaugurated the fifth Church during his pastoral visit to Germany. The church of the virgin and St. Philopatir in Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Bishop Michael, head of St. Anthony monastery, and a number of the Coptic clergy.
Bishop Makarious of Minya celebrated the Holy Mass at the Church of St. George in Rome with Bishops Pachom and Bernaba and priests of Rome and Turin. This came during his pastoral care visit to Rome during the 50 days following the Resurrection Sunday.
Mallawi and Ashmonin Bishopric started new courses to counter atheism in May 2019. The course is presented under auspices of HG Bishop Demitrious and is sponsored by St. Athanasious and St. Oghstinus organization to counter atheism.
Bishop Raphael, former secretary of the Holy Synod, arrived in the Australian Capital Territory as part of his pastoral care visit to Australia. He celebrated the Holy Mass at St. Mark Church and led the general meeting before he returns to Melbourne on Monday.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, said during his visit to Germany that the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church is discussing how to unify date of Resurrection Sunday between Western and Eastern Churches. He added that a research was presented by the late Metropolitan Bishoy that presented the second or the third Sunday of April as potential date for celebrating the Resurrection Sunday without having disagreements between the churches, which was accepted by Pope Francis in 2015.
The file of legalizing the status of existing and unlicensed churches is one of the important files that Watani newspaper is concerned about. The total number of churches and its services buildings, which submitted their papers to the Committee for the legalization purposes according to the law, reached 3730 churches that the committee started working on them on 28 September 2017. The Committee issued its last decisi