Ayman Hamza, a spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, said that the Benban solar mega project in Aswan has won the World Bank Award as the most distinctive project. He added that the investment in the project is $ 2 billion, with the participation of 32 companies, provides 10 thousand jobs and produces 1465 megawatts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Christians in the Middle East are still in difficult circumstances and in dire need of support and assistance. He added in a meeting with representatives of the French Community that Russia is a multi-religious country and treats all religions with respect and this is reflected in its presence in Syria since we treat Muslims very well.
Bishop Isaac of Tima celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday with 5000 mother of the diocese at the monastery of St. Yassa Michael. During the celebration, 5 new nuns were ordained for the ministry in the diocese. He distributed souvenirs to 5000 ladies who attended the cleebration.
Advisor Moncef Suleiman, representative of the Church in the community dialogue on amendments of the constitution, said that the Coptic Orthodox Church supported the increase of presidential term to 6 years during the draft of the 2014 constitution. He also stressed that the Church supports the return of the Senate again and demanded to grant it a full legislative powers.
HG Bishop Makarious of Minya ordained yesterday 62 deacons at Minya during the celebration of Cross feast at St. Mina Church in Nazelt Ebid. The celebration was attended by a a number of the clergy and congregation of the church.
Consul of Egypt in New York and a number of bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church participated in the seventh anniversary of the departure of Pope Shenouda III, under the auspices of Bishop David of New York and the Association of Pope Shenouda Charity. Nabil Megalaa, head of the association, said that Pope Shenouda has always been an inspiration for all Egyptians and his heritage, books, sermons and acts will continue to teach the generations to come.
A new priest was ordained yesterday in Ezbet Harun village in Matai diocese. Father Moussa Adly was ordained by HG Bishop Guargius of Matai for the ministry of St. Mary and St. George in the village.
The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Fayoum honored 3 thousand mothers on Mother’s Day in the presence of His Grace Bishop Abram of Fayoum, and a number of priests, clergymen, deacons and the Coptic congregation. The ceremony was attended by three thousand mothers who received souvenirs after the celebration.
Coptic Cultural institute organizes the 3rd International Conference entitled "The Coptic Heritage between Authenticity and Modernity, Art, Archeology, Architecture and Human Sciences”, from March 22 to March 24 at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center in Abassia. The conference is held with the participation of professors of the institute and its students.
At the world is celebrating the International Day of Happiness, I decided to write about happiness in the world. Happiness as we know is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Religions apparently aim to achieve happiness in a way or another and this appears in Nirvana of Buddhism. In Advaita Vedanta of Hinduism, the ultimate goal of life is happiness. Serving God in Judaism is a w