Egyptian Copts Test Pilgrim Ban to Jerusalem

A Coptic Christian priest holds candles next to a picture of Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

By Tom Rollins AL Monitor - April 2014 CAIRO -- Inside a stuffy office just off Tahrir Square, hotel manager Nemr Lotfy, a Coptic Christian, remembers his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. "It was always one of my greatest hopes to go inside the tomb of Jesus Christ," he smiles, talking at length about the Garden of Gethsemane, the Old ...

POPE THEODROS II MEET WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT AT ST GEORGE IN CAIRO

March-April 2014 On 22nd March 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George Old Cairo  His Excellency the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mr. Ibrahim Mahleb, who, together with His Excellency the Minister of Local Government Mr. Adel Labib, was responding to an ...

SUNDAY OF THE VENERATION OF THE CROSS IN CAIRO

March-April 2014 On 23rd March 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, conducted the festive Divine Liturgy and the ceremony of the Veneration of the Cross, in the beautiful Cathedral of St Nicholas in Hamzawi, Cairo, together with  His Eminence Nikodimos Metropolitan of Memphis, Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, His Grace ...

Egypt’s interim President visits Orthodox Church for the 1st time

CAIRO, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Sunday visited Cairo's main Coptic Orthodox Cathedral to greet church leaders on Christmas, the first such visit to the church by an Egyptian leader. A Presidential statement said that Mansour stressed during his visit the need for harmony between Muslims and coptics for the welfare ...

Copts to shun Islamists in Egypt’s presidential, vote fear sectarian conflicts

Orthodox Coptic church official said 6 million Copts are among the 50 million eligible voters who go to the polls on May 23 and 24 and again next month in a run-off if no candidate scores more than 50 percent in the first round. (File photo)

By YASMINE SALEH REUTERS CAIRO 15/5/2012 Egypt’s Coptic Christians complained of discrimination under Hosni Mubarak but fear it may get worse if an Islamist takes his place in next week’s presidential election. Long-suppressed Islamists already dominate parliament. Islamist contenders for the presidency say Christians, who form about a tenth of Egypt’s 82 million mostly Muslim people, will not ...

Egyptian village evicts 8 Coptic families over rumors of interfaith affair

Local police mediated a deal to evict eight Egyptian Coptic families from their village following rumors of an illicit affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman. (Reuters)

By AFP CAIRO 14/2/2012 Eight Coptic Christian families have been evicted from a village in northern Egypt following clashes sparked by rumors of an illicit affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman, a rights group said on Sunday. The decision to evict the families came after a meeting of village elders - a traditional form of ...

Egypt’s Christians seek to be heard in election

By Maha El Dahan and Marwa Awad CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, Egypt 29/11/2011 (Reuters) - Coptic Christians are trying to make their voices heard in Muslim-majority Egypt's parliamentary election, fearing Islamists could sweep in and deepen their sense of marginalisation. Egypt's Christians are reeling from a spate of attacks on churches since Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February that they blame on ...

Muslim-Christian meeting at Al-Azhar

By Hatem Khedr - The Egyptian Gazette on line 10/10/2011 CAIRO (Updated 8) - Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayyeb, who heads the highest seat of Sunni learning, is chairing the meeting of members of the Egyptian Family on Monday at Al-Azhar premises to discuss the latest developments over Maspero incidents that left 24 killed ...

THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE HEADS OF ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES MEETS IN CAIRO

This meeting comprises of Oriental Orthodox Churches in Gulf and Middle East, which includes the Coptic Orthodox Church, Syrian Orthodox Church and the Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon. 07/04/2011 On Monday 4 July 2011, the Members of the Standing Committee met in Cairo. The Committee was established in 1998, upon the decision of His ...

Egypt court halts Copt remarriage ruling for Now

7/7/2010 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended a court order forcing the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. In May, the country's High Administrative Court upheld a ruling that said two divorced Coptic men could take new wives despite church rules that limit remarriage to certain ...