The Monastery of the Virgin Mary in El-Jandala in Assiut started its annual celebrations that end on June 28th.
A survey of 25,000 Internet users in 25 countries found that 86% of Internet users were victims of misleading news on the Internet, most of them on Facebook. The survey showed that users in Egypt were the easiest to be deceived, while participants in Pakistan were the most skeptical by the results. According to Sky News, respondents expressed their desire for governments to address false news and prevent their promotion on Facebook and the Internet, in addition to the impact of these news negatively on the economies of countries and political dialogue.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that it will celebrate next Sunday Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31). After celebrating the Pentecost feast, Coptic church has
The Zagazig Criminal Court in Sharkia sentenced five members of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group to 5 years in prison for inciting violence and joining a terrorist group, and for clashing with state institutions. They were arrested while joining demonstrations against the state and its institutions.
The Monasteries and Monastic Commission announced that it will meet tomorrow in the monastery of St. Bishoy in Wadil Natroun, to discuss the most prominent files with members of the Holy Synod and headed by Pope Tawadros II. According to church sources, the discussions are expected to be aimed at controlling the monastic life after the murder of Bishop Epiphanius, head of St. Makar monastery.
5 new priests participated in the 105 anniversary of St. Abraam in Fayoum which was headed by Bishops Lucas of Abnoub, Salib of Mit Ghamr and Abraam of Fayoum. The new priests are Fathers Makarious Badry, Faltaous Makin, Nofir Youssef, Nahamia Isaac, Youlious Fekry are going to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat at a monastery according to the Coptic ritual.
The Coptic Orthodox Church Media Center revealed that His Holiness Pope Tawadrous II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received Major General Said Abbas, governor of Menoufia, in the city of Sadat during his inauguration of a new church. It is worth mentioning that the church of the Virgin Mary in Sadat City is part of the Beheira, Matrouh and the five western cities diocese, and they exchanged commemorative gifts at the end of the meeting.
A number of militants attacked some Coptic families in the village of Ashnin al-Nasara after one of its sons was accused of publishing an insulting post for Islam on social media. Family of the accused man said his Facebook account was stolen and used to publish the post. Soon, their home was attacked and demolished by the angry mobs.
Bishop Daniel, Secretary General of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that the Holy Synod will not discuss the issue of the unification of the holidays at its next meeting This month. Pope Tawadros had talked about unifying the date of celebrating Christmas and Easter among the Eastern and Western Churches, which was expected to be discussed by the Holy Synod later.
Some militants from the village of Ashnin Al-Nassara in Magaghah, Minya Governorate assaulted two houses of the Copts and destroyed their contents to punish them for what they said a crime committed by one of the Copts who used to live in the village. A post that insults one of the Sheikhs was their reason to commit their crime. Family of the Coptic man was lucky to escape. The extremists insulted Christians and Chr