His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, Visited Father Makari Habib from his secretary team, who underwent a critical surgery. A statement issued by the church s media center said that His Holiness visited him at the Al-Salam Hospital in Mohandessin, Cairo.
The Criminal Court of Minya postponed three cases related to the Copts for the next 24 June, including the case of the killing of Iskandar Tous and the burning and looting of houses of the Copts of the village of Dalja in Minya, which dates back to 2013 after the dispersal of Rabaa Adawia sit-in as well as the stripping of Soad Thabet in Karm village as well as the attacks on Coptic houses of the village after rumors about romantic relationship between her son and a Muslim woman. Dr. Ihab Ramzi, head of the defense team in the three cases, said that Beni Suef s appeal set the first hearing of the three cases said that it was expected to postpone the cases since they coincide with the referendum on the constitutional amendments.
His Grace Bishop Arsani of the Netherlands and Belgium cast his vote in the referendum on constitutional amendments in the headquarters of the Egyptian Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Bishop accompanied a delegation of priests and the congregation of the diocese, and was received by the Ambassador of Egypt to the Netherlands, Amjad Abdul Ghaffar.
The Coptic Orthodox Coptic Church issued a statement to condemn the bombings that took place on the island of Sri Lanka yesterday, which killed and injuring hundreds of innocent people. The Church strongly condemns all forms of violence against any person of any belief, sex or nationality, and said it prays for the families of the martyrs who shed their precious blood so that the Lord may grant them condolences and patience, as well as for the speedy recovery of the wounded. The statement added we pray for a world free of hatred and violence.
Father Angelos Wissa, priest of the Church of the Virgin and Angel Raphael in Paris, said that the Coptic congregation of Paris are extremely happy for the purchase of the Basilica of the Virgin and the Angel Raphael, the headquarters of the new diocese of more than 7 acres and 5 large buildings. He added that the Coptic Church is working hard to serve its people in the Diaspora and to link the youth to the home land.
Pope Tawadros II declared his intention to establish childhood bishopric during his meeting with the youth of Alexandria. He said that he is seeking a suitable bishop for the mission and he wants to establish a bishopric for children till 15 years old, and another bishopric for the family.
Dr. Angel Shenouda, president of the General Union of Egyptians Abroad in France, said that the number of the Egyptian community in Paris and is roughly 350 thousand Egyptian. Therefore, an entity was established that links all Egyptians through coordination with the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, participation in all activities and work on the interrelationship between Muslims and Copts of Egypt. He added that the union organizes trips for the youth of the Diaspora to Egypt to support their patriotism and belonging to their home country.
Answering a question from a young man about the future of Minya diocese, Pope Tawadros said he has not decided yet what to do in Minya. Pope said he is studying the case after the departure of Minya Archbishop, but he has not made up his mind yet. Pope explained he is holding meetings with the clergy and the people of the diocese to see what they are thinking.
The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced two defendants of Helwan Church terrorist attack to death penatly. The court charged the defendants with establishing, leading and joining the terrorist group, financing its elements, killing nine citizens and one police officer.
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