Egypt Tries to ‘Reconcile’ Coptic Churches to Non-Existence

Coptic Solidarity - Raymond Ibrabim - 20/6/18 From attacks by Muslim mobs to closures by Muslim authorities, the lamentable plight of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt always follows a pattern, one that is unwaveringly only too typical. Thus, last April 14, a Muslim mob—predictably riled by the previous day’s Friday mosque sermons—attacked the church of the Holy Virgin ...

Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Receives Orthodox Unity Award from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

Tera Rus - (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) - OCP News Service - 24/5/17 More pics here: Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Tawadros II - Pope and Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria received the prestigious 'Award of the Unity of Orthodox People' from His ...

Attack on Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt Kills Eleven: Christians Panic

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John Anton – (Editor & Correspondent – Coptic Affairs) - 30/12/17 Cairo-Egypt: An attack on the Coptic Orthodox Church of Mar Mina in Helwan district area in Cairo has left eleven dead and several others injured. According to several reports, five terrorist attacked the church. Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. Few Police officers ...

Pope Tawadros II Inaugurates the First Coptic Orthodox Church in Japan

  OCP News Service - 31/8/17 Kyoto-Japan: His Holiness Tawadros II - Pope & Patriarch of Alexandria (Seated on the ancient See of St Mark the Evangelist & Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church) inaugurated the first ever Coptic Orthodox Parish Church in Koyoto during the last week of August 2017. The St. Mary and St Mark Coptic Church will ...

The Palm Sunday massacre targeted Pope Tawadros II – why the media silence?

Archbishopcranmer - 12/4/17 If a suicide bomber had detonated himself in a pew at St Peter’s Basilica while the Pope of Rome was presiding over the liturgy, the world’s media would be talking about an assassination attempt on the life of Francis, which it surely would have been. When a bomb or a bullet gets within ...

Coptic Orthodox Church Prepares Holy Chrism

John Anton -OCP News Service (Special Correspondent in Cairo) - 4/4/17 Cairo-Egypt: Holy Chrism has been prepared by the members of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II - Patriarch of the See of St Mark the Evangelist, presided over the ceremony at St. Bishoy Monastery. Photos - His Grace ...

Photos from the Funeral of Coptic Orthodox Martyrs Killed in the Horrific Church Bombing

Bishop Anba Suriel - OCP News Service - 12/12/16 ‘A Sad Day for Egypt’ – Reflections by Bishop Anba Suriel on the Coptic Church Bombing Photos from the Funeral of Coptic Orthodox Martyrs Killed in the Horrific Bombing. Statement by Bishop Angaelos after explosion kills at least 25 at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo The Funeral was held ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios to attend Orthodox-Evangelical consultation of senior leaders at Addis Ababa

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MOTV - 101/10/16 ADDIS ABABA: HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, will represent the Indian (Malankara) Syrian Orthodox Church at the regional Orthodox-Evangelical consultation of senior leaders, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from October 11 to 14, 2016. On October 13, Metropolitan Mar Yulios will deliver a talk on ‘The role of religious communities in ...

‘Just After the Holy and Great Council’ by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos & Saint Vlassios

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 14/7/16 Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios HIEROTHEOS Translated into English, original text (in Greek): Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Λίγο ΜΕΤΑ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» A few days before the convocation of the ‘Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church’, as it has been characterised in recent years, I wrote ...

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia 

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa and All Ethiopia) OCP News Service – 26/9/15  Pics - Fb Page of Coptic Spokesperson:  Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist has arrived in Ethiopia for the first apostolic visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a high-level  delegation from ...

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria visits Ethiopia 

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa and All Ethiopia) OCP News Service - 26/9/15 Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist is in Ethiopia for a four-day official visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a high-level  delegation from Egypt. Pope Tawadros II will hold high-level ...

Egypt’s pope says Copts are sidelined

Pope Tawadros II and Sheikh of the Al-Azhar University, Ahmed el-Tayeb, speak during their meeting in Cairo yesterday. El-Tayeb offered Easter greetings to the pope. Copts will celebrate Easter on May 5

27/4/13 Egypt’s Christians feel sidelined, ignored and neglected by Muslim Brotherhood-led authorities, who proffer assurances but have taken little or no action to protect them from violence, Coptic Pope Tawadros II said. In his first interview since emerging from seclusion after eight people were killed in sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians this month, the pope called ...

Cathedral of St Mark in Al Abassiya attacked

7/4/13 CopticWorld reporting from CTV: 7:00 PM Cairo time: Gunshots heard all over the place 6:50 PM Cairo time: Molotov cocktails thrown into Cathedral grounds. Small fire ignited Details are few and coming. You can view the CTV stream which is showing the events as they are unfolding live by clicking on TV tab then play the CTV stream. Traffic to ...

Libyan Christians spending Easter in fear

By CHRIS STEPHEN - 30/3/13         CHRISTIANS in Libya are bracing themselves for a tense Easter after attacks on churches, the arrests of evangelists and the growing confidence of jihadist militias. Tripoli’s Anglican Church of Christ the King cancelled its traditional Palm Sunday parade last weekend and is keeping its doors closed for Easter Sunday mass tomorrow. “Better not to ...

Current Brotherhood and Egypt not the same as before: Head of London Coptic Church

Amer Sultan from London - 13/1/13 Father Antonious Thabet openly criticises the Egyptian Islamist group in measured speech at official Christmas function. Reverend Father Antonious Thabet, the parish priest of St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in London, says that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has changed. “The Ikhwan (Muslim Brothers) nowadays are not the same ones of the old days,” ...

Pope Shenouda Travels to US for Treatment; Trial to Calm Expatriate Copts before Mubarak’s Visit to Washington

Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark, has announced that he will leave Cairo to the US on February 3rd to undergo a medical examination in Cleveland Hospital, Ohio. During his weekly sermon in the Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasiya yesterday, Pope Shenouda said the next week’s sermon would ...