Funeral of two Copts were held today at the chuch of ST. Bishoy and St. Paula in Minya, after they were killed by a police man assigned to secure the Evangelical church. The two victims (a father and his son) had a fight with the policeman a day earlier, and he killed them yesterday. Police were reported and the matter is currently under investigation.
Abba Yoannis, Bishop of Assiut, published a video on social media networks to reassure his children on his health conditions after he had a car accident. He said that he will return to Assiut within 5 days
His Grace Bishop Kyrillos of Nag Hammadi celebrated the first mass of the holy month of Koiak at the monastery of St. Bedaba in Nag Hmmadi. He ordained 17 deacons at the rank of Ebsaltus (chanter)and 48 deacons at the rank of Oghnosots (reader).
The Coptic Orthodox Church Information Office said that A committee for the songs and the Coptic language at the Archdiocese of Youth organized the 28th Conference of the Melodies of the Fathers, with the participation of more than 100 Fathers from different diocesan dioceses. The press office pointed out that the conference was held from December 2 to 6 of this month, at the Monastery of Martyr Marmina Mariout, and included lectures on the care, service and rites delivered by His Holiness Abba Karas, the General Bishop of the Mahalla and Father Joseph Al-Houmi. Kamal and Paula Mounir handed over parts of the Basile, Gregorian and Quirly churches in Coptic.
His Grace Bishop Barnabas of Turin and Rome, inaugurated the vessels of the altar of angel Raphael in Italy. the church is located in Reggio Emilia city, 450 kilometers north of the city of Rome.
At the end of his pastoral care visit to the Coptic congregation in Saudi Arabia, Metropolitan Markos received an invitation frin Dr. Hazem Ramadan, Consul General of Egypt in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to have dinner in honor of the Coptic Metropolitan of Shubra al-Khaimah. The banquet was held in honor of Abba Markos and a number of Coptic members of the community in Saudi Arabia were invited as well.
Bishop Ghobrial of Beni Suef, assured that his brother Bishop Yoannis of Assiut, broke his leg in car accident yesterday. He underwent a surgery at Hayat hospital in Cairo, and should be able to return to Assiut in few days.
Social media activists shared a video for the first choir for the elderly in Mallawy, Minya. People commented on the video saying that praising the Lord shouldn t stop at certain age, but it simply comes out of the heart to reach the heart as well.
Bishop Makar of Sharkia and Bishop Salib of Mit Ghamr celebrated the feast of St. Phelopatir at St. George Church in Mit Ghamr. They perfumed the remains of the Saint among hundreds of the congregation who were blessed by the saint.
The scenes on Television from France reminded me of the Egyptian scenario in 2011. However, there may be another factor in common other than violence and burning of police cars. This factor is the existence of the Muslim Brotherhood members. For many years, France has opened it s arms for members of the Muslim Brotherhood though Egypt has declared it a terrorist organization. Does the Muslim Brotherhood organ