The Court of Giza issued its ruling today concerning the attack on a church in Atfih and declared all 20 defendants innocent. The defendants included 1 Coptic man who was accused of building unlicensed church and 19 Muslims who were accused of attaching and demolishing the house. Previously, the Coptic Christian man had been fined 360 thousands EGP while the Muslim defendants had been fined only 500 EGP though they gathered and assault on the house and destroyed it provoking sectarian strife.
Under the patronage of His Grace Bishop Beyman of Qus, the church of St. George and the Thibian Legion celebrated the martyrdom feast of the Saints Victor and Arsus. Several people attended the celebration from nearby dioceses to be blessed by the holy relics and enjoyed melodies and the special rituals.
The third level of the Development of Ecclesiastical Education project has started by training 234 priests and ministers from 13 dioceses. The delegations arrived from Abu Tij, Sadafa, Ghanayem, Dir Mawas, Samalut, Monofiya, Tanta, Al-Mahalla Al-Kubra, Al-Beheira and Matrouh. Ain Shams and Mataria. The training program is scheduled to take place on 5 training sessions from October 1 to November 1, 2018. The project aims to train 1000 priests, ministers and servants from all the dioceses and pastoral areas.
Asya Bibi, a Pakistani woman, was sentenced to death, on charges of insulting Islam or blasphemy. Her family appealed to the court to release her, and the Vatican supported their call. The story dates back to 2009, when she was accused of insulting Islam before women she worked with in a field, and was sentenced later to death.
His Grace Bishop Guargius, Bishop of Matay, inaugurated today the church of St. Mark the Apostle in Koum Matai where 6 alters were inaugurated at the church. The Church was built according to a royal decree in 1942, and was rebuilt recently by a presidential decision issued in 2011. The prayers were attended by Abba Markos, Bishop of Shobra al-Khaima who also participated in the promotion of three priests to the rank of Hegumin.
Police in Assuit are investigating the mysterious murder of a Coptic Christian doctor who was killed in his clinic in the center of Dairout, Assuit. The murderer was wearing a shawl that hide his face and used white weapons to commit his crime.
His Grace Abba Serapion, Bishop of Los Angeles, said that the Egyptian Church was officially invited to the Conference of World Leaders and Traditional Religions. He added that Coptic church always talk about its good relations with Al-Azhar and gives an example of tolerance existed in Egypt.
The Egyptian government agreed on Thursday to regulate the status of 120 churches and a service buildings. It s wroth mention that this decision raises the total number of 340 churches and a service buildings.
For the first time in the Arab world, parliament of Tunisia has adopted a law criminalizing racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination. The legislation was approved after a lengthy debate with 125 members of parliament voting for it, one against and five abstaining.
Dr. Naguib Gibraeel
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