Father Angelos Wissa, priest of the Church of the Virgin and Angel Raphael in Paris, said that the Coptic congregation of Paris are extremely happy for the purchase of the Basilica of the Virgin and the Angel Raphael, the headquarters of the new diocese of more than 7 acres and 5 large buildings. He added that the Coptic Church is working hard to serve its people in the Diaspora and to link the youth to the home land.
Pope Tawadros II declared his intention to establish childhood bishopric during his meeting with the youth of Alexandria. He said that he is seeking a suitable bishop for the mission and he wants to establish a bishopric for children till 15 years old, and another bishopric for the family.
Dr. Angel Shenouda, president of the General Union of Egyptians Abroad in France, said that the number of the Egyptian community in Paris and is roughly 350 thousand Egyptian. Therefore, an entity was established that links all Egyptians through coordination with the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, participation in all activities and work on the interrelationship between Muslims and Copts of Egypt. He added that the union organizes trips for the youth of the Diaspora to Egypt to support their patriotism and belonging to their home country.
Answering a question from a young man about the future of Minya diocese, Pope Tawadros said he has not decided yet what to do in Minya. Pope said he is studying the case after the departure of Minya Archbishop, but he has not made up his mind yet. Pope explained he is holding meetings with the clergy and the people of the diocese to see what they are thinking.
The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced two defendants of Helwan Church terrorist attack to death penatly. The court charged the defendants with establishing, leading and joining the terrorist group, financing its elements, killing nine citizens and one police officer.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that Pope Tawadros of Alexandria and the Patriarch of St. Mark See, will preside on Wednesday over the first mass meeting of youth at the Cathedral of Alexandria, organized by the General Secretariat for Youth Service in Alexandria. The meeting will be attended by Abba Bavli, Bishop of the Montazah Churches, Bishop Elarion of Western Churches and Bishop Hermina of the Churches of Central Alexandria. The aim of the meeting is to conduct a papal dialogue between the Pope and the young people to learn about their thinking regarding the ecclesiastical issues and raising their awareness.
The Egyptian Ministry of Finance denied rumors that the requirements of the International Monetary Fund led Egypt to face a severe economic crisis. The Ministry said in a statement that the economic situation has improved in Egypt and the success of the Egyptian reform program was documented by many international institutions, in addition to the remarkable improvement in all categories and economic indicators of Egypt.
His Grace Abba Makarios, the General Bishop of Minya, and the Synod of Minya Priests, and the congregation offered their sincere condolences to Bishop Raphael of Central Cairo Churches in the death of his mother, Mrs. Kamelah Soliman. In a statement, they prayed for her sour to rest in peace in the paradise of joy.
Synod of the Evangelical Nile organized a seminar in Sharqia about Spreading tolerance through dialogue. The seminar was attended by Pastors of the Evangelical Church and representatives of the Ministry of Awqaf and the leaders of the Academy, and was attended by Rev. Dr. Tharwat Qadis, Chairman of the Academy of Dialogue Dr. Ayman Samy, Vice-Chairman of the Council for Dialogue and Ecumenical Relations of the Evangelical Church, Dr. Ikram Lamai, Head of the Information and Publishing Council of the Evangelical Church, Rev. Rifty Fathy, Secretary General of the Synod of the Nile, and Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Professor at Al-Azhar University. During the meeting with teachers of the school, they discussed how to spread the idea of dialogue and tolerance between religions.
Mina M. Azer
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