A number of Muslim activists called to boycott products of Amazon website in rejection of products that insult Islam. They said the farce is not accepted by Amazon and is in violation of the terms and conditions of the product offer since Amazon code of ethics does not allow products that promote, incite racial and religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.
The Egyptian mobile networks started operating inside the monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Minya. The monastery had witnessed two terrorist attacks in which more than 35 people were killed in the isolated road leading to the monastery and such service is one way to prevent similar attacks or at least allows people to contact security services in case of emergency.
Police dismantled an explosive device installed next to St. Mary Church in Alexandria. Spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that the device was put in a box at nearby supermarket and police were reported before explosives experts dismantle it.
The church of St. Bishoy and St. Paula in Ezbet Shahin in Minya to hold the 40 days memorial service of the two Copts killed by a policeman to be held on January 17. The public prosecution accused the policeman of murder and sent the case to the Criminal Court.
His Eminence Bishop Thomas Adly, Catholic Bishop of Giza and Beni Suef and Fayoum, said that the opening of the Sisi President of the Mosque of Al-Fattah Al-Alim and the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in the new administrative capital was such a great scene and a positive message to the whole world. He added that we always seek to change the bad picture of Egypt that Copts in Egypt are subjected to systematic persecution and displacement. We tell them that Copts and Muslims are subject to terrorist attacks like the attack of a mosque in Arish in which 300 people killed.
Bishop Markos of Shubra al-Khaimah and supervisor of St. George monastery in Rizigat, Luxor, headed the delegation of the monastery to congratulate Pope on Christmas. They met with Pope at the papal headquarter of St. Bishoy in Wadil Natroun.
Bishop Markos of Shubra al-Khaymah said that the birth of Christ is a birth of the whole world, but the celebration this year was different since the president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has opened the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East and offered to the Copts. He added that we thank the president for fulfilling his promise to open the Cathedral in January 2019.
The Egyptian Sheikh Dr. Omar Salem visited last week the religious Jewish institute "Or Torah Mahanaim" in Israel. He discussed with the students the peace process in the Middle East and coexistence between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Salem added that nothing prevents us from living together in peace.
Bishop Kyrillos of Nag Hammadi ordained today a new priest at the church of St. Anthony in Abu Shousha village in Nag Hammadi. The deacon Morad Gobra was ordained a priest at the church and was called Father Abraam. It is decided that the new priest will move to Moharaq monastery to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat.
Egypt was expected recently to be ranked 7th among the world s top 10 economies by 2030. The report, published by Bloomberg, predicted that the Egyptian economy, in terms of its expected size of about $8.2 trillion, would be ahead of Russia, Japan, and Germany. At the same time, the World Bank predicted a growth rate of 1.9 percent in the Middle East and North Africa region, stressing that Egypt is one of the most