His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, congratulated the American Copts on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee for the founding of St. Mark Church in Chicago and the beginning of the Coptic ministry in the USA. Pope wished the best for the Coptic ministers and the congregation in America and all over the world.
A minor Coptic girl called Lisa Romani Manasseh, 17 years old from Ezbet El Nakhl, disappeared 3 days ago. Police were reported about her disappearance and the matter is currently under investigation.
Streets of Minya villages witnessed the celebration of St. George by street procession conducted by the Copts. The village of Bayadiya was among the villages that celebrated the feast by street procession, where the congregation held crosses and pictures of St. George.
Abba Pachomious, former acting Patriarch, celebrated 57 anniversary of his ordination as monk at the Syrian monastery of Wadil Natroun. The celebration was attended by several members of the Holy Synod and the monks.
HG Bishop Bfnotius of Samalout inaugurated today the Cathedral of St. George in Samalout after its renovation. The new cathedral was built on an area of 1700 meters and included a services building and 2 churches.
Bishop Besenty of Helwan, met today with Deputy Governor of Cairo governorate Ahmed Fouad in order to discuss the latest developments of the burned church of East Helwan. The church demanded the issuance of reconstruction permits to the church that was destroyed in a fire on October 13th.
A Coptic minor girl from a village in the center of Ben Mazar, Minya Governorate, has disappeared. Her family gathered in front of the church of the village demanding the return of their daughter and accusing a Muslim man of kidnapping her.
Dozens of trainees participated in the workshops of the project to train 1000 teachers called (heritage of our church: spirit and life) in its second phase. Sixteen trainers and 80 trainees participated in 6 training workshops.
Awad Shafiq, a professor of international law in Geneva and a Coptic researcher, commented on the crisis of the CTV channel after changing its logo and presenter saying that Elia Basiley assured that the channel is owned and managed by his family and thus they can make the changes they want. He added that Mr. Basiley can t trade on the Coptic identity and the Coptic cause, presence and faith.
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. In the Eucharist we become one flesh to the one head of our Lord Jesus Christ because we share the one sacrifice with a righteous faith and one heart. HG Bishop Benjamin of Menoufia explained in his essay The Liturgy and the Unity of the Church. that the Church during the Sacram