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High Level Coptic Orthodox delegation pays historic visit to the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos

May 29, 2014 Featured News

  Kisha D Dorad ( OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkans and East European Region) OCP News Service – 28/5/14 Pan-Orthodox Unity Athens: With the  blessings of  Pope Tawadros II a  high level delegation of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa made a historic visit to the holy monastic republic of Mount Athos on […]

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Pope Tawadros II and Coptic Orthodox Prelates Cast votes in Egyptian Presidential Elections

May 26, 2014 Featured News

John Anton  (OCP  Special Delegate of Cairo and All Egypt) 26/5/14 Cairo: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and All Africa and Coptic Orthodox Prelates casted their votes in the Egyptian Presidential Elections. Pope made his vote at Mostafa Kamel elementary boys school located in Cario on 26th of Monday morning time. Several Coptic Orthodox prelates and thousands […]

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Church not for any candidate in Egypt’s presidential polls: Coptic pope

May 6, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox pope defends church’s involvement in last summer’s ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, but says it won’t side with either presidential hopeful. Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II said on Sunday that the church would not support either candidate in the country’s upcoming presidential race. “I ask each citizen, Christian or […]

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Papal Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church met with delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on 21 March 2014

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 A Papal Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church met with delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on 21 March 2014. A delegation representing the Coptic Orthodox Church, comprising Their Graces: Bishop Kyrillos of Milan, Papal Exarch in Europe, Bishop Raphael, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church and […]

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Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod Session – New Papal Election Regulations

March 9, 2014 Featured News

David H Bebawy – February-March 2014 On Thursday, February 20, 2014, The Holy Synod of The Coptic Orthodox Church held a historic session headed by H.H. Pope Tawadros II and voted in favor of the amendments to the bylaws of 1957 governing the selection and election of a new patriarch. On December 26th and 27th, […]

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REPORTS OF FIRST CHURCH IN SAUDI ARABIA ARE FALSE, SAYS COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

March 7, 2014 Featured News

7/3/14 The Coptic Orthodox Church has issued a statement refuting reports that the Coptic Pope has met Saudi Arabian officials over the creation of the first church in the country. There are an estimated 1.5 millionChristians in the strictly Muslim country but they are not allowed to worship publicly. The MidEast Christian News agency reported that a meeting had taken […]

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Cairo, Coptic Orthodox church attacked- One dead

January 31, 2014 Featured News

31/1/14 Cairo ( AsiaNews) – A group of armed men yesterday afternoon attacked the CopticOrthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the “October 6″ district of the governorate of Giza. Police responded to gunfire and one officer died in the shootout, while two others were injured. The residents were able to stop the car carrying the attackers and stop one […]

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Church condemns attack on Dakahliya Security Directorate

December 25, 2013 Featured News

25/12/13 The Coptic Orthodox Church condemned in a statement on Tuesday 24/12/2013 the “brutal terrorist attack” on the Dakahliya Security Directorate. The Church offered condolences to the families of the martyrs of the nation, praying to God to grant them patience and solace. The Church added in its statement that it prays every day to […]

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Say cheese! Schoolboy takes a selfie with Prince Charles during a church centre visit

December 19, 2013 News

Kirsty McCormack - 19/12/13 A YOUNG schoolboy managed to capture a rather special selfie when Prince Charles visited his local church. The youngster took a photo of himself with the 65-year-old royal at the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre in Stevenage, Herts, before the heir’s security guards could stop him. While Charles chatted to members of the […]

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Three new Bishops for Coptic Orthodox Church

November 19, 2013 Featured News

18/11/13 His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on Sunday, November 17 , 2013, lead the Liturgy and  ordination services of three new  bishops at the cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo. The following Bishops were installed: 1 – Bishop Silvanus as the head of the monastery of St. Pachomius 2 – Bishop David for the Diocese of New […]

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‘We must be reconcilers,’ says UK Coptic Orthodox Church

September 14, 2013 Featured News
Bishop Angaelos (r) with House of Commons speaker John Bercow (l)

Amy Macmillan – 14/9/13 A senior bishop in the UK Coptic Orthodox Church has spoken of the need for reconciliation in Egypt in the wake of recent violence. UK Copts were gathered at Westminster Abbey last night to commemorate the Coptic Feast of Nayrouz and to celebrate the new Coptic Year. General Bishop, His Grace […]

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Orthodox churches boards will be elected

August 28, 2013 News

Fady Ashraf – 28/8/13 The Coptic Orthodox Church Sacred Council issued a new internal law regarding the selection of board members. The Coptic Orthodox Church Sacred Council passed a law on Sunday governing local church board elections. The law orders that 70% of board members be elected, while the remaining 30% will be chosen by […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church Diocese of Los Angeles: More than 40 Coptic Christian Churches Burned and Torched Throughout Egypt

August 17, 2013 Featured News

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — At least 40 Churches across Egypt have been burnt and destroyed by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in under 24 hours. Coptic Christians all over the world following the current violence and events in Egypt with lifted hearts praying to God that He has compassion on the beloved people of […]

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Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

August 15, 2013 Featured News

Gary Lane CBN News Senior International Reporter 15/8/13 What do Muslim Brotherhood members do when Egyptian Security Forces launch a forewarned operation to clear them from Cairo tent cities? Attack Christians. That’s right. Morsi supporters responded with a monumental attack–unprecedented in modern times–on churches throughout Egypt. The torching and destruction of churches occured within six […]

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Egypt deserves better: Pope Tawadros

June 24, 2013 News

June 2013 Members of Egypt’s Christian minority are free to express their opinions on the streets, just as they were to vote for whomever candidate they supported in the past presidential elections, said head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II. In a Monday interview on MBC Egypt satellite channel, the patriarch said the […]

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Copts free to join 30 June anti-govt protests: Egypt’s Coptic Church

June 22, 2013 Featured News

Ahram Online – 21/6/13 Coptic Church’s Holy Synod says Coptic Christians are free to join planned 30 June protests against President Morsi and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian Copts are free to decide for themselves whether or not to take part in planned 30 June anti-government rallies, the Holy Synod of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has […]

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Layman Archdeacon Habib Girgis canonized as the saint of the Coptic Orthodox Church

June 21, 2013 Featured News

21/6/13 OCP News Service   More on the life of St. Habib Girgis Cairo: The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa has canonized Archdeacon Habib Girgis. Habib Girgis was not a priest or bishop, yet his amazing life and ministry has made great contributions to the Coptic Orthodox Church. He along […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church grows in Glenbrook

June 17, 2013 Featured News

Kate King – 17/6/13 STAMFORD — The St. Peter & St. Andrew Coptic Orthodox congregation doesn’t have a church of its own yet, but its parishioners are already part of Glenbrook. Father Andrew Awad established the church last year and is focused on introducing the congregation to Stamford. The congregation, which rents worship space from […]

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Egypt’s Coptic pope holds meeting on Nile row before meeting Ethiopian counterpart

June 12, 2013 Featured News

Ahram Online – 12/6/13 Coptic Pope Tawadros II meets with Egyptian church representatives to discuss Nile file in advance of scheduled trip to Cairo by head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II held a meeting with Egyptian Christian public figures on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing row over Ethiopia’s Grand […]

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Clashes between Muslims and Christians leave one dead and dozens injured in Egyptian city of Alexandria

May 18, 2013 Featured News

18/5/13 One person died and dozens were wounded during clashes between Muslims and  Christians late Friday night outside a Coptic church in Egypt’s second city,  state newspaper Al-Ahram reported, in the latest violent sectarian row in the  Muslim-majority country. A quarrel between two young men, one Christian and one Muslim, morphed into a family feud […]

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Pope Tawadros II begins historic visit to Vatican

May 9, 2013 Featured News

Ahram Online – 9/5/13 Leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church arrives in Rome for first such visit in 40 years. Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has arrived in Rome to begin a historic visit to the Vatican. The pope will meet with his Catholic counterpart, the recently elected Pope Francis, on Friday. The visit will […]

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