Bishop Paula of Tanta received today a delegation of members and ambassadors of the European Union countries at the Cathedral of the Great St. George to visit the Shrine of the martyrs of Tanta. The delegation included His Excellency the Ambassador of the European Union Christian Burger, His Excellency the Ambassador of France, Mr. Stefan Romate, His Excellency the Ambassador of Germany, Mr. Cyril John, and the French member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. Jean-Francois, and Stephen Romateie, the French ambassador.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, invited the people to take care and show commitment to the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Corona virus. He added that the churches have gradually continued their activities and services, and the state had to reopen, but the virus is still there and the responsibility remains on us all to prevent its spread.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received at the papal headquarters in Cairo the monk Father Mina Al-Urshlimi, the priest of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Iraq. Father Mina presented a report to the Pope on the pastoral service of the Church there, which was discussed during the meeting.
Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, announced during a press conference that Egypt is planning to break Guinness World Record for the largest peace mark in water with the participation of 600 swimmers in Temsah Lake in Ismailia on September 21. The events includes diving for 150 hours and the largest peace mark on the International Peace Day, to send a message that Egypt is the land of peace.
The Technical Office of His Holiness Pope Tawadros held its first meeting headed by the Pope. His Holiness had issued a decree at the end of August to form the technical office of his Holiness to assist in a number of administrative work in the Patriarchate.
Luxor Governorate started demolishing the Evangelical Church in Luxor to complete the Rams historic project. It is worth mentioning that the state has built a new church instead of the demolished one and prayers were held in the new church this month.
Bishop Agathon of Maghagha issued a statement confirming his love and submission for His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and that the lawsuit that he filed against the writer of the book about Bishop Epiphanius was in his personal capacity. In a statement, Bishop Agathon referred to a meeting at the Papal Headquarters in Cairo with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See and a number of members of the Holy Synod and declared all support for the decisions taken by the Pope for the good of the church and the Egyptians.
The Supreme Council of antiquities declared the completion of development works for the Philae temples area in Aswan. Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the project is part of the council’s plan to develop museums and archaeological sites all over Egypt.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II held an online meeting yesterday with a group of Copts working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of Nayrouz or the Coptic new year. His Holiness delivered a lecture about the struggle and grace of Nayrouz. The meeting was organized by His Eminence Abba Markus, Bishop of Shubra Al-Khaimah.
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Along the Corniche of Alexandria, they gather every Friday in the early morning and run. Some on their feet, others on their wheelchair or even bicycle. This is Wheelie Runners, an initiative launched by a group of young people, most of them people with disabilities. They aim to devote the concept of practicing sports, specifically to children. Thus, with the activities returning gradually, they decided to hold a