A new future for Egypt’s Copts

By Idris Tawfiq 3/11/2012 Tomorrow a box will be placed on the altar of Saint Mark’s cathedral in Abbasiya containing three pieces of paper. On them will be the names of the three men chosen by a complicated electoral college as eligible to be the next Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Church. Bishop Raphael, a 54-year-old ...

Romania’s own Sinai Monastery

By Idris Tawfiq 20/9/2012 Egypt’s magic down through the centuries has left its spell on many visitors, who return again and again. Many take home with them some souvenir of their visit, whilst others just leave with treasured memories of a lifetime’s experience. One of Egypt’s most visited places is the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai ...