Abba Mataus, Bishop of al-Suryan monastery and supervisor of the Monastery of Abba Mtawes Al Fakhoury in Asfoun Mount, Isna, Luxor, ordained 4 new monks at the monastery. The ordination was attended by Abba Yusab, Bishop of Luxor, Abba Joaquim, Bishop of Isna and Arment.
Funeral of Tharwat Basili, the Coptic businessman, was held in the Church of the Virgin and St. Athnasius in Nasr City on Saturday. The prayers were headed by Pope Tawadros II and members of the Holy Synod in addition to thousands of the Coptic people. The body was laid in a cemetery at the church of St. Mary in Cairo next to CTV channel that he founded 10 years ago.
Copts in Nekhaila complained against intolerance of city council as it hinders rebuilding the church after its demolition. They said the church has obtained a permit to demolish a 400 square meter church and build 1200 new church on the same land, but the city council now hinders building the church after demolishing the old building.
The Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Austria, stressed the importance of working hard to prevent turning the Middle East into a Christian-free zone. He added that the suffering Christians in Syria should receive help to be able to live in their country. NGOs should continue to support Muslims and Christians in Syria, he added.
Following the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, a delegation from the Vatican visited a number of places that were visited by the Holy Family in Cairo. The delegation was accompanied by Abba Youlious, Bishop of Old Cairo, and several officials as they visited St. Bishoy monastery.
Com Luffy village crisis came to an end as Copts waiver the case and acquitted those who attacked their homes last year.
Koiak praise in the Church of St. George in 10th of Ramadan was attended yesterday by more than a thousand children. About 200 of them were serving as deacons with Abba Maqar, bishop of the diocese, in the prayers.
In his weekly sermon, Pope Tawadros II, thanked Pope Francis and President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi for calling him in hospital to check on his health condition while he was in hospital. Pope congratulate the Coptic church on the Nativity Fast and the holy month of Koiak.
Once again, the Copts decided to waiver their rights and chose to accept a customary reconciliation session instead of law enforcement in Koum Loufy village where their houses were set on fire. By doing so, some people said they took an initiative to show love and make peace, but the truth is they did so to protect their children since they are treated as weak minority that police won t be able to protect in case