Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, bid farewell to Abba Kyrilous, Coptic Bishop of Milan, who died last Monday. Pope led the service today at the monastery of St. Shenouda in Milan after the congregation bid the late bishop farewell yesterday.
The monastery of St. Mary in Bayad, Beni Suef, received thousands of visitors during the celebrations of St. Mary fasting. Police have taken extra security measures to secure the celebrations that will end on August 21st.
Sources in the Church committee to draft the Personal Status Law said that the draft is almost ready. The draft will be handed over to the parliament on October and the final discussions between the churches will be resumed after the feast of St. Mary on August 21.
Bloomberg said that Egyptian economy has recorded promising numbers as Egypt’s tourism revenues rose to $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from $510 million in the same period a year ago. Full-year receipts rose 16 percent to $4.4 billion. Remittances grew 9 percent to $4.8 billion in the fourth quarter, and rose two percent to $17.4 billion for the year, Bloomberg said.
The Contraction of two Coptic Churches in Paris filed a lawsuit against Abba Mark, Coptic Bishop of France, to prevent him from building a new cathedral by the money of the donation. The general contraction council had decided to expand another church giving the increasing numbers of its congregation, but the bishop ignored their decision.
Abba Hedra, Bishop of Aswan, ordained two monks of the monastery of St. Pachomious in Hager Edvo as priests. The monks are Father Aghathon and Father Youssab of St. Pachomious monastery.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, received today Shiekha Freha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, sister of prince of Kuwait in the Papal residence in Cairo. Pope had met with her during his previous visit to Kuwait last April.
Austrian Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary yesterday which is one of the official holidays in Austria. On this occasion, Cardinal Christoph Schonbrun, Archbishop of Austria, extended a congratulatory speech to Catholic Christians all over the world assuring that the feast of St. Mary brings hope and peace to the world.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, said that the new law of building churches is a positive thing that needs to be completed on the ground. He explained that a committee of the church is working to legalize the current Coptic Churches and more than 2000 requests were applied for the legalization of Coptic
Last week I talked about the International media reporting the visit of the reality star Kourtney Kardashian to Egypt, and today I want to put a spot light on the promising numbers of the Egyptian economy published on Tuesday by the American financial company Bloomberg. The report said that Egypt’s tourism revenues rose to $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from $510 million in the same period a year