Abba John Kulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, said that the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt is an important message that Egypt is a safe country.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, said that those who carry out terrorist attacks in the name of Islam distort the image of Islam through their misconceptions.
Family of Erini Elisha, the Coptic girl who was kidnapped two weeks ago received a horrible threat she will be forced to wear an explosion vest in a church if they don’t stop looking for her. Police were reported and the matter is currently under investigation.
In violation to the law of houses of worship, police in Beni Suef governorate stopped the restoration works of a house owned by a Coptic man claiming it is being converted into a church though the second floor is already used as a church since 1993, and police is securing it since 2001 as a church.
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, said that Pope Francis is keen to build relations with Muslims around the world.
Pope Francis sent a video message today to the people of Egypt ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country, saying the “world needs peace, love and mercy”.
Abba Takla, Bishop of Deshna, is currently in a pastoral care visit to America for couple of weeks. He headed the holy mass in the Coptic Church in Nashville.
Family of the Coptic martyr Emad Mamdouh Mahrous said that his name was not called on a school or a street like other Muslim martyrs whom are killed on duty. They added that Coptic martyrs are not treated usually like Muslim Martyrs and they don’t receive the due honor like other martyrs.
As Al-Azhar peace conference is held in Cairo this week, several times did the Islamic scholar Islam Buheiry appear in Egyptian media explaining how does Al-Azhar, the great Islamic institution that was founded more than 1000 years ago, supports the Islamic State terrorist organization and its activities instead of facing it by refusing to call it infidel and teach its ideology in its universities. This comes mont