After he ordained 15 new priests for the ministry in Alexandria churches, Pope Tawadros asked the new priests to give enough time for their families and to balance between time spent on their ministry and with their families.
In conjunction with the start of the Great Lent, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of two saints.
Abba Bemen, bishop of Naqada and Qus, ordained 3 new monks at the monastery of Archangel Michael in Naqada.
Abba Demitrius, bishop of Mallawy, ordained two new priests for the minstry in the diocese.
A new statue of Queen Nefertiti stirred up controversy among social media activist who accused her of being racist. This came after they published a video on Queen Nefertiti after changing her skin color to white though she was known to have a dark skin.
Abba Antonius Morkos, Bishop of African Affairs, laid the foundation stone for the first Coptic church in the state of Malawi. The Church will be built in the Malay capital of Lilongwe, and the celebration was attended by a number of Malawian officials and representatives of Christian denominations.
Abba Pfnotious, Bishop of Samalut, inaugurates the church of the 21 martyrs of Libya on Thursday in Awr village, where their families are still waiting for their bodies to be transferred from Libya. The Coptic Orthodox Church of 21 Coptic Martyrs in Libya was built after the slain of 21 Copts by ISIS on the shores of Libya which was recorded by the terrorist organization and published in a horrible video. The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church declared February 15, a feast for all new martyrs of the modern history.
The Coptic American organization announced in a statement its support for Egyptian army and its war against terrorism. Statement added that such terrorist groups were supported by former regime of the Muslim Brotherhood and started to target police and army elements after the overthrown of this regime so that Egypt may enjoy peace and tranquility.
Pope Francis made an appeal in the run-up to the World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking celebrated on February 8th to join forces to prevent trafficking and guarantee protection and assistance to victims. He also called to pray that the Lord may convert the hearts of traffickers and give hope of liberation to all those who suffer from this shameful scourge.