The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, said that Pope Francis is keen to build relations with Muslims around the world.
Pope Francis sent a video message today to the people of Egypt ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country, saying the “world needs peace, love and mercy”.
Abba Takla, Bishop of Deshna, is currently in a pastoral care visit to America for couple of weeks. He headed the holy mass in the Coptic Church in Nashville.
Family of the Coptic martyr Emad Mamdouh Mahrous said that his name was not called on a school or a street like other Muslim martyrs whom are killed on duty. They added that Coptic martyrs are not treated usually like Muslim Martyrs and they don’t receive the due honor like other martyrs.
Spokesman of the Vatican denied Pope Francis will use an armored vehicle during his visit to Egypt by the end of this month. He added that the Vatican is not worried about the security of the journey.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See inaugurated St. Mark's Cathedral in Kuwait. This came during his official visit to Kuwait for five days invited by the Prince of Kuwait. It is worth mentioning that the visit is the first since his enthronement in November 2012.
Jamal Monir, Coptic farmer, complained that police demolished his farm claiming it was converted into unlicensed church.
Youth bishopric of the Coptic Orthodox Church warned its congregation against activities of "Jehovah's Witnesses" in Egypt.
His Highness the Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait received yesterday His Holiness Pope Twadros II and the accompanying delegation of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Coptic delegation in Kuwait was also received by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
As Pope of the Vatican will visit Egypt on April 28-29, he will meet with Sheikh of Al-Azhar and Pope Tawadros in Cairo. On that occasion, heads of the Muslim Sunnis and the Catholic and Orthodox Churches will meet, and I find this a great opportunity to announce a major humanitarian initiative of coexistence. The three of them can declare a mutual code of ethics, humanity and respect.