Christian Students Union concluded today its meeting entitled Peace-building and Anti-Violence in Lebanon from October 8 to 14. Young people from several Arab countries participated in the conference including Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Sudan. After the meeting, the participants visited the Sabra and Shatila camp in order to learn about the activities presented in the camp.
Abba Pfnotius, Bishop of Samalout, ordained 30 young deacons for Coptic martyrs in Libya church at the Cathedral of Savior of the World. 20 Coptic men were slain by ISIS in Libya; most of them are from Samalout where a Cathedral carrying their name was built in their village.
Under the Patronage of His Holiness Cardinal Christoph Schönbrunn, the Austrian Church concluded its annual festival for the care of children and young people, which brought happiness and joy for the participants. The festival was held on October 12 and 13 with the participation of 150 ministers from all over Austria.
The Coptic Evangelical Organization celebrated yesterday its issuance of the Arab interpretation of the Bible. For his part, Rev. Andria Zaki, head of the Evangelical community in Egypt, said that this interpretation is the first of its kind in terms of being a Middle Eastern interpretation of the Bible, and the books of 48 Middle Eastern authors from different backgrounds.
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.
The call to service in the church is not offered to a particular group of believers but to all believers. Everyone who becomes a member of the body of the Lord should have a mission and work in the vineyard of the Lord. Abba Bakhomius, Archbishop of the Beheira, Matrouh and North Africa, said in his article the Service that the service may be different from one person to another according to the message that th