Dr. Adel Mahmoud, an infectious-disease expert who played a vital role in the development of lifesaving vaccines, died on June 11 in Manhattan. He was 76. His death, at Mount Sinai St. Luke s Hospital, was caused by a brain hemorrhage, his wife, Dr. Sally Hodder, said. As president of Merck Vaccines from 1998 until 2006, Dr. Mahmoud oversaw the creation and marketing of several vaccines that brought major advances in public health. One prevents rotavirus infection, a potentially fatal cause of diarrhea in babies. Another protects against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cancers of the cervix, anus, genitals and middle of the throat.
Father Stephenos Soliman, Secretary of Bishop of Beni Suef, said that the diocese has distributed free food on 150 Muslim families on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The food was distributed with the help of the mosque in the neighborhood.
Bishop Sorial of Melbourne laid the Foundation Stone of St. Mina Church in Fiji. The celebration was attended by the Minister of Health of Fiji Rozy Akbar and Bishop Youssef of the US.
Abba Hedra, Bishop of Aswan, ordained two new priests for the ministry in Aswan and Abu Simbel. Father Angelos Jaber was ordained for the church of the three saintly boys and Father Youacim Thabet was ordained for the church of St. Anthony in Abu Simbel.
The Coptic community celebrated on Wednesday the first Holy Mass in the Church of St. Ruiz in the presence of Abba Soriel, Bishop of Melbourne, and Abba Youssef, Bishop of the South of America. After the Holy Mass, the bishops opened a new clinic at Nadi District for the treatment of diabetes. The Coptic Church in Fiji is a Coptic center that provides services to Coptic tourists from Australia and New Zealand.
Nancy Michael Girgis has disappeared yesterday in Tanta. She called her father after the exam and told him she is going to take the train and will return home soon, but she never returned.
Bishop Pernaba, Bishop of Turin and Rome, delegated Father Theofilis of the Syrian Monastery, to attend the Breakfast of the Egyptian Embassy in the Vatican. The Coptic church in Turin and Rome was invited by the Egyptian Ambassador to the Vatican Mahmoud Sami.
Egypt s Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs congratulated the 39 year old professor Mohamed El-Sayed Badr for taking the Deanship of Media in one of Germany s Munich Universities. Mohamed El-Sayed Badr, originally from Alexandria, is the youngest expat in Germany to take such a position, according to the Egyptian Ministry. He moved to Germany in 2011 and has held the position as head of the international Media and Communication management bachelor program at campus Munich since 2014.
Copts in Australia launched a campaign demanding the removal of inverted crosses placed at a festival. Abba Suriel, bishop of Melbourne, had expressed his anger at the inverted cross put at the Hobart Winter Festival, which was held in the capital city of Tasmania, Australia. They called the authorities to remove the inverted Cross and to prevent such insults using religious symbols.
It is a war that extends throughout the history of mankind. The devil is wandering as a lion to devour and swallow the believers. His work is seduction and destruction of human beings. Thus, he resists the will of God. However, we will triumph through God who supports and defends us who can t be defeated at the end since the liar will be defeated eventually.