Egypt s Ministry of Youth and Sports announced it will launch a national sports initiative under the slogan bicycle for everyone . The Ministry of Youth and Sports revealed that the initiative aims to change the culture of daily transport of citizens and improve their physical and health fitness and encourage them to use the means of active mobility instead of relying on cars and motorcycles that pollute the environment. Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Sports, will announce the details of the initiative in a press conference next September.
Monks of St. Samuel monastery held sit in on the road leading to the monastery in protest against the ban of the entry of food vehicles of the monastery carrying animal feed. One of the monks said that the security forces banned the entry of the car from 7 pm Sunday to midnight of Monday, which was considered unjustified intransigence in preventing the needs of Monastery.
The Austrian Church celebrates the feast of the ascension of the Virgin Mary next Thursday through a special European tradition of special convoys roaming the Danube. The feast of the Virgin Mary is the most important occasion in the Catholic Church and is celebrated on August 15th of each year where thousands visit the monasteries and churches of St. Mary in Austria.
Under the patronage of HG Bishop Makarios of Minya and Abu Qurqas, the church of S.t Mary in Assem Village held a carnival of the Virgin for children. The Carnival entitled Theotocos was held on the occasion of fasting of the Virgin and was attended by 425 children
Bishop Cyril of St. Mina monastery led a delegation to congratulate Dr. Abdel Aziz Qansouh, the Governor of Alexandria, on Eid al-Adha. The delegation included a number of priests and members of the general congregation council of Alexandria churches.
The Catholic Church in Luxor organizes a conference for the youth from August 26 to 29th in Hurghada. The conference will be held under the slogan "the opposite direction" under the auspices of Abba Emmanuel Ayyad, Bishop of Tiba.
The Virgin Mary Church in Helwan denied rumors about spiritual appearances, which was spread on the social media. The church assured that a picture was displayed by the projector and called on everyone to investigate the accuracy of news shared on social media.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II held a meeting with the ministers of St. Paul s Evangelization Service in Africa and Asia. The meeting was attended by the General Coordinator of the ministry Father Fr. Daoud Lamei, who talked about the extension of the ministry in 30 countries and the increase of its services including medical, educational and social services.
Archbishop Pachomius of Behira and fromer acting Patriarch inaugurated the Church of the Virgin Mary in Mahmoudia after the completion of its renovation. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Bishop Salib of Mit Ghamr, Bishop Isaac, the General Bishop, and Bishop Elarion, the General Bishop of the Churches of Western Alexandria. A number of alters, icons and holy vessels were inaugurated as well as the old baptism in the church.
Eid al-Adha this year coincides with the fasting of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Egypt and the Muslim pilgrims are performing the most important rituals of Hajj. This rituals are commemorating the sacrifice offered instead of Abraham s son. This story is repeated in Egypt where hundreds of thousands have offered their sons for the sake of the homeland. The sacrifice of Abraham s son and the son of the Virgin are spi