At the Global Government Summit in Dubai, UAE, Pope Francis sent a video message to the participants in this international meeting in which he said that he saw a country translated tolerance into reality. He added: Dear friends, peace be upon you! I send you my greetings and wish you success in your endeavors. I hold in my heart the recent visit to the United Arab Emirates and the warm welcome it received. "I saw a modern state looking to the future without forgetting its roots. I have seen a state that seeks to translate words such as tolerance, brotherhood, mutual respect and freedom into initiatives and actions on the ground.
Al-Zaqaziq Bishopric celebrated the visit of a delegation from UNICEF in preparation for putting Sharqiya province on the map of the journey of the Holy Family. Father Matias Yaqoub said that the province of Sharkia is of great importance in the journey of the Holy Family since it was the very first stop in Egypt and witnessed several miracles carried out by the baby Jesus.
His Grace Bishop Tadros of Port Said, ordained dozens of deacons at the Cathedral of St. Mary and Archangel Michael in Port Said. The new deacons were ordained at the basic rank of Ebsaltus which is translated chanter.
His Grace Bishop Barnabas of Rome and Turin, held the Holy Mass in Italy in the presence of Bishop Bakhoum of Suhag who is currently visiting Rome in a pastoral care visit. Later, the two bishops held a meeting with the congregation of the church of St. Mina and St. Cyril in Rome.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, participated in the sixth anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Churches of Egypt. The presidency of the council was handed over by Rev. Refaat fathy to Father Poulos Garas at the Catholic Seminary College in Maadi.
His Eminence Bishop Basada of Akhimim ordained yesterday four new priests to serve at the villages of the diocese. The ordination ceremony was held at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral and was attended by Bishop Ologious, head of St. Shenouda monastery in Suhag.
St. Mary and St. Athanasius church in May 15th city organized a carnival for children, which was attended by 1300 children. The carnival discussed the importance of the holy bible in our lives.
4 students of Al-Azhar university have been arrested over charges of defamation of Christianity after publishing a video on YouTube ridiculing Christian believes and prayers. It is worth mentioning that 4 Coptic children had been sentenced to 5 years in prison after publishing a video ridiculing ISIS after slain of 21 Copts in Libya.
Copts in Menoufia demanded the reopen of Archangel Michael in Estanha Church that police had shut down 12 years ago. Bishop of Benha has bought the building to open as church and serve the families of Estanha village before 2007, but the church was shut down by police ever since.
We listen these days to the justifications of those supporting the amendments to the Egyptian Constitution. They say that the Constitution is not a sacred text and the second article, which states that Islam is the main source of legislation for the laws, and that Egypt is an Islamic state is not an exception. Such article was planted in 1980 like a bomb by Sadat to be reelected for lifetime and wanted to get the sup