Pope Tawadros II, ordained two new priest for the ministry in Chicago, USA and Ontario, Canada. The ordination was held at the monastery of St. Bishoy in Wadil Natroun. The new priests are Father Mina and Father Maurice.
Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria held the funeral of Father Anstasi Shafik, priest of St. Mary and Archangel Ghobrial. The funeral was headed by Abba Bavly, General Bishop of Montazah, and many of its priests.
As Copts celebrate the feast of St. Mary worldwide, the Copts in Forn village, Minya, are deprived from celebrating as their church is closed by police.
Bayadia village in Minya celebrated the Feast of the Virgin Mary on the streets. The Copts used to celebrate this feast by a festival in the streets.
Police in Abu Qurqas, Minya has prevented the priest from entering Fron village and arrested a number of Christians on charges of holding unlicensed prayers! Abba Makarious, Bishop of Minya, has denounced the procedures taken by police and pointed out to 15 closed churches and 70 villages without churches in Minya.
Abba Abram, Bishop of Fayyoum, issued a statement to reveal the reason for his long retreat in the monastery saying that he longs to staying at the monastery as a monk and dedicate his time for prayers and worship. He explained that he wants to spend his time in this spiritual retreat till the end of his life and there is no other reason for his demand.
Abba Pfnotious, Bishop of Samalut inaugurated a new church at the service building of St. Mark Church in Samalut. The churchs media office said that Bishop Pfnotious inaugurated the church on the occasion of the Feast of the Transfiguration.
Pope Tawadros II returned to Cairo on Friday after attending the funeral of Metropolitan of Milan in Italy. The Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan of Milan, Anba Kyrillos, passed away on Monday 14 August, at age 65. He died peacefully in his sleep; he was late getting up in the morning, which worried those in the house. They finally decided to go wake him up, but found he had died in his sleep.
Pope Tawadors II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, mourned the Egyptian politician Mohammed Refaat El-Saeed, former chairperson of the National Progressive Unionist Party (Tagammu), who has passed away on Thursday at the age of 84 at his home in Cairo. Coptic church said in a statement that El-Saeed has played a prominent role in the political life in Egypt and has always supported equality and unity of the homeland.
Dr. Awad Shafik
Al-Azhar has issued a statement to reject the Tunisian President call to give equal inheritance and rights for women against the Islamic Shari that oppress women in the matter of inheritance and getting married to non-Muslim men. This statement was no different from other statement of ISIS that calls to apply Islamic Sharia against human rights and even by killing innocent people. It was also very similar to the p