A sectarian strife is at hand in Mit Nama, Qaliobia, as the fanatics are inciting against the Copts in the area claiming they pray without permit in a new building. The church has obtained all due permits, but the building was not completed after the fanatics interfered and supported by police.
After priestly service for nearly 50 years, Copts of Bani Mazar bid farewell to Father Maqar Jaber, priest of the Virgin and 49 martyrs in Abi Galban. The funeral was headed by Bishop Athanasius of Beni Mazar and was attended by the clergy and congregation of the diocese and some nearby dioceses.
Anba Antonius, The Archbishop of Jerusalem, said that Israel wants to control Deir al-Sultan under the pretext of restoration. He added in his interview with ME SAT Coptic TV that there is a plan to change the identity of the monastery in order to prevent the Coptic Church from restoring it again, and we had to demonstrate to stop that plan.
HG Bishop Salib of Mit Ghamr, laid the foundation stone of the Church of St. George in Diarb Negm. The church has received recently a permission of restoration.
St. Mary and St. Mina Cathedral in Bexley District, south of the Australian city of Sydney, prepared a special program for children during the Holy Week that they will lead the prayers till the celebration of the Easter holiday. The prayers will be led by a priest and will be concluded on April 29th.
Abba Abraam, Bishop of Fayoum, inaugurated the baptism of St. George Church at the headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Fayoum. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the clergy, deacons and the congregation of the diocese.
Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, said commenting on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that terrorists want to ignite a religious war among humans. He offered his sincere condolences to the world and to all those who work for tolerance, coexistence and mutual understanding and Human affinity.
Eropean Union of Coptic Organizations for Human Rights issued a statement to offer condolences to the families and victims of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, which killed more than 300 innocent people and injured hundreds. The Federation of Coptic Organizations said that Islamic leaders are responsible for these terrorist acts, which are the natural result of a history of blood praised and explained in the books of the predecessor that religious institutes still study these books that glorify terrorism.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, Visited Father Makari Habib from his secretary team, who underwent a critical surgery. A statement issued by the church s media center said that His Holiness visited him at the Al-Salam Hospital in Mohandessin, Cairo.
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