Pope Tawadros II Pope of Alexandria and patriarch of st. Mark See called the Egyptians to participate in the upcoming Presidential elections in order to preserve the rights and serve their country. Pope said in a press release that all Egyptians shouls partcipate on order to help their country progress. The Presidential elections were held for Egyptians in the Diaspora on March 26th 27th and 28th.
The general prosecution in Libya accepted the transfer of the bodies of 21 Coptic Martyrs of Libya who were slain by ISIS in 2015. For its part, Egypt s prosecution said in press conference that the DNA tests were carried out and that the Libyan authorities will hand the body s over to the Egyptian government soon.
Abba Marcus, the general bishop, ordained a new Priest and three new monks at the Monastery of Saint Bishoy. The new monks are fathers Macarius, Youhanna, and Arsanius. The ordination ceremony was attended by bishops Daniel, Yostos and Epifanius, members of the Holy Synod.
Abba Arsanios, Bishop of Minya, ordained 9 new priest for the ministry in the diocese. The new priests headed to St Mary monastery the Paramos in Wadil Natrun to spend 40 days of a spiritual Retreat according to the the Coptic ritual.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and patriarch of st. Mark see, congratulated the Cops on the Feast of the Holy Cross. This came during his weekly sermon where Pope Tawadros said that the church celebrates the Feast twice a year.
As the Egyptian presidential elections are approaching, Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement in which it said that it doesn t direct the Copts to vote for a particular candidate. He explained that the church only encourages the citizens to participate in the elections and cast their vote.
New Coptic teacher was arrested in Beni Suef on charges of contempt for religions. He is currently being investigated after he was charged with insulting Islam while speaking in class.
Coptic Orthodox Church organized a conference for priests of Torino and Rome for two days which was attended by Abba Pernaba, Bishop of Torino and Rome, and Abba Abakir, Bishop of Scandinavian countries. The conference discuses topics related to priests service and problems they face.
On daily basis, Copts united publishes news about inauguration of new churches and the ordination of new priests, monks and deacons in Egypt and abroad. This shows us that the Coptic Orthodox Church is growing in numbers not only in Egypt but also all over the world. The quality of faith appears when Coptic simple people decided to face death instead of abandoning their faith. Those were filmed while being beheade