Bishop Bakhomius, former acting Patriarch, arrived to Cairo international airport after a medical trip in London. At Heathrow Airport, a number of priests and the congregation of the Coptic Orthodox Church in London to bid him farewell.
Coptic Church in Qus and Nakada participated in a symposium on terrorism and the fight against extremism that was held at Qus Culture Palace. The symposium discussed ways to fight terrorism and extremism and how to find realistic solutions to that problem. It was attended by a number of senior officials and clergy in Qus.
Abba Wissa, Bishop of Al-Balina, is currently visiting the churches of Turin in pastoral care visit. His eminince celebrated the holy mass with Aba Pernaba, Bishop of Turin, at the church of St. George in Rome.
Abba Pfnotius, Bishop of Samalut, ordained 33 deacons at the rank of (reader) from the church of Archangel Michael in West Mount. The job of the new deacons as readers will include reading the epistles and interpret them.
Pope Tawadros II is going to open the first Coptic Orthodox Church in Japan next October. Pope is going to undergo an operation in the back in England, after which he is going to visit Japan. After inaugurating the church, Pope is going to visit Germany to attend the Middle East Christians Conference with the participation of all Patriarchs of the region.
3 Muslim young people were arrested at St. Maximus and Domadius church in Alexandria after ministers doubted they are not Christians. Police were reported about them and the matter is currently under investigation.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, is going to undergo a surgery in the back in England next October. Pope decided to postpone his visit to America that was decided on October.
Abba Karas, the general Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in America, ordained 8 new deacons at the church of St. Mary and St. Bishoy in New Jersey. 4 children were also baptized during the holy mass.
During his visit to Sidney, Abba Paula, Bishop of Tanta, said that the recent terrorist attacks against the Church of St. George in Tanta, and St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria on Palm Sunday have caused sympathy of the whole world with Egypt in its war against terrorism. Bishop Paula praised the support of the government to victims of the attacks and offering them treatment in hospitals.
The blood of the innocent martyrs of the Egyptian armed forces is so precious, but it is shed in Sinai by the terrorists. The soldiers are willing to sacrifice their souls for their country, but there is a big evil plan targeting them in North Sinai. They face armed militants supported by intelligence of foreign countries and organizations that have taken Sinai as the scene of their battles. The brutal terrorist a