After a rumor spread in the village of Al-Barsha in Mallawi that a Coptic young man published an article on Facebook that was seen as insulting for Islam and Prophet Muhamed, extremists in the village attacked houses of the Copts and threw stones and Molotov cocktails shouting Allah Akbar. Security reinforcements arrived in the village trying to break up the gathering against the Copts and the Church of the village whose bus was demolished.
Bishop Isaac of Tima inaugurated an alter and ordained 20 deacons at the church of St. Mina and Pope Kyrollos VI in Nazlet Al-Dweik in the city of Tama. The inauguration and ordination ceremony was celebrated by the people and clergy of the church.
The priests of the churches of Paris and northern France issued a statement to support Bishop Marc of the diocese after news spread about division in the service and disagreement between its spiritual leaders. Pope Tawadros II had decided to return monk Afraim who served in the diocese to his monstery, whcih was not welcomed by some people who loved him.
The local development unit of the Coptic Evangelical Commission For social services, in partnership with the Arab Network for Non-Governmental Organizations, held the third meeting on the project to improve the living conditions of women in the informal sector, funded by the European Union. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Coptic Evangelical Commission and discussed the best development practices in the field of informal employment for women, and issues of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion for them in Egypt and the Arab region.
His Eminence Abba Markos, Archbishop of Shubra al-Khaima, received Ivon Imad after returning safe to her family. The girl has disappeared for days before police managed to return her. Archbishop Markos and the diocese thanked all security services for doing their best to return the disappeared daughter of the church.
Bishop Yuanas of Assiut ordained two new priests for the ministry in the diocese at the church of Prince Tadros in Bowait village. The new priests are Fathers Georgious Anton, and Sarabamoun Zahran. After the ordination, they moved to monasteries of the diocese to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat according to the Coptic rituals.
Commissioned by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, His Eminence Bishop Klemendos, General Bishop of the Churches of Almaza, Haganah and East Nasr City, joined the celebration of the Armenian Catholic Church of the memory of her martyrs, which was held in the Church of St. Teresa the Child Jesus of the Armenian Catholics in Heliopolis, Cairo. The celebration was also attended by His Eminence Archbishop Augustine Krikor Koussa, Bishop of the Armenian Catholics in Egypt, the Apostolic destination of the Vatican in Egypt, HG Bishop Nicholas Henry and a number of ambassadors of some countries.
The monastery of St. Mina in Mariout celebrated yesterday the feast of the saint among very limited participation and the application of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Corona virus. The celebration was headed by Bishops Kirilous, head of St. Mina monastery, and Bishop Theodosious of central Giza. The people were not allowed to attend the celebration that used to have thousands of the people attending each year.
The family of the minor Coptic girl, Ivon Emad, who was reported missing in Shubra al-Khaymah in Qalyubia, confirmed that their daughter returned safe by the Alexandria Security services. The family added that her father had received Ivon in Alexandria after finishing the procedures. Ivon declared her Christian faith and thanked God for saving her soul from the evil plan of kidnapping her.
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