Police in Luxor is taking extra security measures to prepare for the celebrations of St. George monastery in Rizigat, Luxor. Thousands of Copts and Muslims visit the monastery at the celebration to be blessed by the martyr St. George.
In a gesture of love, a young Christian calligrapher named Wassfi Tawadros decorated a mosque in his village in Abu Qurqas, Minya. He added that he was offered the job by a friend and he welcomed it and refused to receive money for it as a gesture of love to his friends and neighbors.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, paid a visit to the shrine of the Metropolitan Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh and former secretary of the Holy Synod. The late Bishop died at the age of 76 and was buried at a shrine in the Monastery of St. Demiana in Belqas. Pope was not able to attend his funeral since he was in a pastoral care visit to the United States of America.
Police were able to reveal the circumstances of the murder of a Coptic urologist called Nashaat in Deirout, Minya. Investigations revealed that the murderer was previously treated by the doctor, but his conditions was not improved. Therefore, he decided to get rid of him using a white weapon and escaped to Cairo afterwards.
Christian Students Union concluded today its meeting entitled Peace-building and Anti-Violence in Lebanon from October 8 to 14. Young people from several Arab countries participated in the conference including Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Sudan. After the meeting, the participants visited the Sabra and Shatila camp in order to learn about the activities presented in the camp.
Abba Pfnotius, Bishop of Samalout, ordained 30 young deacons for Coptic martyrs in Libya church at the Cathedral of Savior of the World. 20 Coptic men were slain by ISIS in Libya; most of them are from Samalout where a Cathedral carrying their name was built in their village.
Under the Patronage of His Holiness Cardinal Christoph Schönbrunn, the Austrian Church concluded its annual festival for the care of children and young people, which brought happiness and joy for the participants. The festival was held on October 12 and 13 with the participation of 150 ministers from all over Austria.
The Coptic Evangelical Organization celebrated yesterday its issuance of the Arab interpretation of the Bible. For his part, Rev. Andria Zaki, head of the Evangelical community in Egypt, said that this interpretation is the first of its kind in terms of being a Middle Eastern interpretation of the Bible, and the books of 48 Middle Eastern authors from different backgrounds.
The Court of Giza issued its ruling today concerning the attack on a church in Atfih and declared all 20 defendants innocent. The defendants included 1 Coptic man who was accused of building unlicensed church and 19 Muslims who were accused of attaching and demolishing the house. Previously, the Coptic Christian man had been fined 360 thousands EGP while the Muslim defendants had been fined only 500 EGP though they gathered and assault on the house and destroyed it provoking sectarian strife.
The murder of Nahaat Rizk Abshkiroun, 65 years old Urologist, in his clinic in Assiut was revealed by police who named the murderer and said he suffers from a psychological condition and that the motivation for the crime it to take revenge from the doctor for what the murderer saw as medical error. The crime is premeditated murder and should be punished according to the law. However, it is regrettable that police