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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, left Switzerland on Wednesday at the end of his pastoral visit to Switzerland, which lasted three days, during which he inaugurated the Church of the Virgin Mary and Saint Verena Church in Zurich. Hisham Abu Seif, Egyptian Ambassador to Switzerland and His Grace Bishop Gabrielle Bishop of Austria, bid him Farwell at the air port.
ISIS terrorist organization claimed responsibility of new terrorist attack in Niger and near the border with Mali, which killed at least 28 people. Unknown armed men attacked soldiers on the borders killing at least 28 Nigerian soldiers in Tilabiri.
The European Coptic choir Saint-Cyril celebrated the glorious Easter holiday with a grand concert on May 4th in conjunction with Beit Sahour of the Orthodox Roman Church, in the celebration hall in the city of Bethlehem. The two groups offered a number of melodies in Greek, Coptic, Arabic, English and French. The ceremony was under auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and His Holiness Theophilus, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox, and was attended by a large number of clergy as well as 400 guests of different nationalities.
Bishop Makari of Southern Shubra, Cairo, received 100 priests and leaders from Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical communities in Cairo in coordination with the Council of Churches of Egypt. The meeting was attended by Bishoy Helmi, priest of St. Anthonys Church in Shubra and the co-secretary of the Council of Churches of Egypt for the Coptic Orthodox Church. The meeting aimed to get acquaintance and show mutual love among the ministers.
Mina M. Azer
We have to thank the Egyptian Foreign Ministry for its successes, cooperation and openness to countries such as China, India and Russia, as well as the African countries. This leads us to think more about the potential wars in the Arab region, especially in the Gulf region, which will drain its resources and affect its people and prosperity badly. The escalation by America and its successor Israel supported by som