Switzerland considers that, in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 478, any solution to the conflict in the Middle East must be based on a comprehensive and negotiated agreement on the final status of Jerusalem which respects the rights and aspirations of all concerned parties. Switzerland considers that the recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel constitutes an obstacle to a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a negotiated two-state solution. Switzerland has duly noted that the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem will be respected. Switzerland considers that this decision in no way affects the applicability of international humanitarian law – particularly the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 – and of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, including in East Jerusalem.
Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement to Condemn the Possible American Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. Statement added that such decision will affect the stability of the region and peace negotiation badly.
Police in Minya prevented Abba Pasilious, head of St. Samuel monastery, and Abba Tadrus, Bishop of Port Said, from visiting the monastery. The Bishops were accompanying dozens of Copts who intended to visit the monastery when the police told them that they can t secure the trip and they should return back.
Senior officials in Beni Suef attended the celebration organized by the Evangelical Church for people with disables. The celebration entitled nothing without us and was held in cooperation with some specialized organization at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities held by the United Nations on December 3 each year.
Dr. Mohammed Mukhtar Juma, Egypt s Minister of Awqaf, said that those who are killed while defending a church are considered martyrs just like those who are killed defending a mosque. He added that terrorists are treacherous and treacherous and betrayal and they only target safe people.
Christian youth organization in Minya hosted the international week of prayers for three Christian denominations. The prayer week is being held from December 4th to 7th under the auspices of bishops and priests of the Christian communities in Minya.
Abba Takla, Bishop of Deshna, ordained 51 new deacons at the rank of Ebsaltus at the church of Archangel Michael church in Abu Manna village. After celebrating the holy mass, the church organized a seminar to answer the question of the youth.
Minya diocese celebrated the 39th anniversary of Bishop Macarius ordination as monk. Abba Macarius, general bishop of Minya and Abu Qurqas was ordained a monk in 1978.
Abba Seraphim, Bishop of Ismailia, perfumed the remains of St. Philopatir Markorious, known as Abi Seifin. In the feast of the miraculous saint, the worshippers gathered in the church of St. Philopatir in Ismailia. Bishop Serafim delivered a sermon about the holy ways that leads to heaven including loving the poor, thankfully accepting afflictions and forgiveness
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