Coptic church wedding shooting kills four members of same family

Richard Spencer, Cairo - 22/10/13 Four members of the same family including girl cousins aged eight and 12 were killed and 19 others injured when a Coptic Christian wedding in the Egyptian capital Cairo was raked by gunfire. The attackers were wearing masks as they sped on a motorbike past the Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in ...

Al-Azhar, Churches Agree: Islam Remains Source of Egyptian Law

Ahmad El-Behery, Mohammad Abdel Kader, Mohammad Gharib, Ahmad Allam & Shayma' al-Qarnashawi 25/9/2012 Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, met on the evening of Sept. 24 with a delegation of leaders and representatives of Egyptian churches headed by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Anba Pachomius. The two parties agreed on the need to ...

Egyptian church representatives visit Mufti and Grand Sheikh

Ahmed el-Beheri 03/11/2011 A delegation of representatives from the various Christian denominations in Egypt visited Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb and Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa on Thursday to convery their best wishes for Eid Al-Adha. Pope Shenouda III dispatched cables carrying messages of goodwill to Tayyeb and Gomaa, as well as to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head ...

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 ...

Source: Church rejects proposed Constitutional Amendments

15/03/2011 Egypt's Orthodox Church rejects the proposed constitutional amendments which will undergo a referendum on Saturday 19 March, a church source said on Tuesday. The source, who requested anonymity, said the church believes Egypt needs a new constitution that imposes a civilian model and emphasizes equality and citizenship. The same source said the church will not urge ...

Al-Azhar’s Grand Sheikh satisfied with Coptic Pope’s Apology

27/09/2010 Al-Azhar spokesperson Mohamad Rifaa al-Tahtawi on Sunday announced that Al-Azhar’s Grand Sheikh Ahmed Tayyeb is satisfied with an apology made by Pope Shenouda III in response to comments made by Bishop Bishoy that suggested some verses of the Quran were fabricated after the death of the Prophet Mohamed. On the other hand, the Pope said that ...