Egypt’s Attorney-General Nabil Sadiq referred 48 defendants to military judiciary on charges of joining ISIL terrorist organization. The defendants were accused of planning for several terrorist attacks against Coptic churches.
8 deaconesses in St. Demiana monastery were promoted to rank of full deaconesses at the feast of St. Demiana. They were promoted by Abba Bishoy, Bishop of Damietta and head of the monastery.
Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Ascension next Thursday. The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, also known as Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, or Ascension Day, commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
The Copts of America announced their solidarity with Father Makary Younan who has been accused of contempt of Islam in his reply to accusations of Sheikh Salem Abdul Jalil in which he described Christianity as corrupted doctrine and Christens as infidels. Coptic well-known priest Makari Yunan may face trial soon after the Salafist preacher, Sameh Abdul Hamid, accused him of insulting Islam in his statement that Islam was spread by the sword.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch St. Mark See, celebrated the 40 days anniversary of Palm Sunday martyrs in Europe. At least 49 Christians, including many parents with children, were killed and hundreds were injured in the blasts that targeted two churches in Tanta and Alexandria.
During his pastoral care visit to Ireland, Pope Tawadros said that Copts are fighting for survival. He added that Catholic church in Ireland understand the suffering of the Copts in Egypt, the last of which was in recent weeks when two churches in Tanta and Alexandria were attacked by suicide bomber. Pope Tawadros: Copts are fighting for survival in Egypt
Among the five people honored by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, was Mama Maggie, the “Mother Teresa of Egypt.” Whose organization Stephen’s Children have been changing lives in Cairo’s garbage slums. Maggie Gobran was known for her innovative, transformational work has garnered worldwide fame and multiple Nobel Prize nominations, but she assured that a smile of a child is more important to her than winning Nobel Prize.
Coptic well-known priest Makari Yunan may face trial soon after the Salafist preacher, Sameh Abdul Hamid, accused him of insulting Islam in his statement that Islam was spread by the sword. Statements of Yunan came in his reply to accusations of Sheikh Salem Abdul Jalil in which he described Christianity as corrupted doctrine and Christens as infidels.
Coptic Orthodox Church announced today the departure of martyr number 29 of the victims of Tanta Church terrorist attack. This came as the church was getting ready to celebrate the 40 days anniversary of the attack on the church on Palm Sunday.
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The summit currently held in the Saudi Arabia can’t be called the Islamic American summit as not all Muslims are represented in it. The absence of Iran despite the victory of Rohani of the reformist movement makes the summit more of a Sunni. The absent of Iraq and Syria that has strong relations with Iran and its Shiite doctrine proves it is a Sunni summit. Iraq has a Sunni and Shiite government which raises que