Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, congratulated President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly Egypt’s Prime Minister and Dr. Ali Abdul Aal, head of Parliament on the occasion of celebrating the feast of Eid El-Adha. Pope wished Egypt safety and prosperity and victory over the surrounding challenges.
Bishop Daniel of Sydney and Bishop Youstos, head of St. Anthony monastery, visited the monastery of St. Anthony in Atfih known as al-Maimoun. They were received by priests of the monastery and Bishop Zocima Atfih.
The American Magazine The Wake said that converting the Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque is one of the most important signs of the decline in Turkey s secular character. It added that such conversion came as announcement of Erdogan telling the world that Turkey is no longer secular. It added that the Turkish government is trading on religion to achieve political benefits and to fight the secular parties in Turkey.
The official spokesman of the Egyptian Orthodox Church revealed that the church has played a remarkable role in caring for and serving its children and the surrounding community in Indonesia through spiritual, health and social services that were provided to those affected by the emerging crisis of the Corona virus. In order to keep pace with the growth of the service, the resident servant of Indonesia, Amir Ramzi, was ordained a priest and called Father Petros. It is worth mentioning that there are five Coptic Churches in Indonesia: the Church of St. Pope Kyrillos VI and St. Simeon in Bekasi, the Church of the Ascension in Manado, the Church of Our Lady and Saint Mark the Apostle in Surabaya, the Church of Archangel Michael and St. Moses in Malang, and the Church of St. George and St Abu Nafir in Central Kalimantan.
The Diocese of Beheira, Matrouh and the five western cities held the forty-fifth annual day of the Diocese s servants, entitled "Rejoicing in the hope, persevere in the tribulation” via video conferencing technology. The Conference was held with the participation of Archbishop Pachomius of Behira and Bishop Michael of Qubba and nearly 219 of the parish servants.
Father Poulos Halim, spokesman for the Orthodox Church, said no statements were issued from the media center concerning the enthronement of Bishop Makarious in Minya and Abu Qurqas diocese. He added that some journalists expected the decision but it is not confirmed yet.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II met today with priests of the Gulf countries in the presence of Bishop Julius of Old Cairo and supervisor of the churches of the Gulf through the application of zoom. Pope delivered a sermon about humility and discussed pastoral issues with the priests of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Sultanate of Oman.
The monastery of the Virgin Mary in the Mountain of Jabal al-Tir in Samalut announced it opens its doors before visitors during the Virgin’s fasting from August 7 to the Virgin Mary’s Day on August 22, while preserving all precautionary measures. The monastery’s decision comes after months of closure due to the Corona crisis.
Father John Fawzi, priest of the Church of Our Lady and Pope John Paul II in the village of Al-Ezia, Assiut Governorate, said that the Virgin Mary made a miracle and restored sight of a blind woman. He added that the woman came to the church everyday for 4 month asking for healing and the Virgin gave her what she asked for.
In his last speech, president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi called on the Egyptian people to be as brave and powerful as lions and work hard each in his position. He added that this way Egypt would be so powerful as great lion that nobody can threaten. I remembered this story that my mother used to tell me. The story says a great lion woke up to see a small mouse falling on his leg. The lion grew angry and decided to kill