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For the first time in years, Catholics in Egypt don’t have to work on Christmas, not because the government made it a national holiday, but because their Christmas happens to fall on the weekend, on Friday and Saturday. For many ages, Egyptian Catholics have demanded that the western Christmas (the...
Dayr al- Sulṭān, which is located within the old city of Jerusalem, has sparked controversy recently after the continuous attempts of Ethiopian monks to control it, despite the right of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Egyptian churches announced that they have taken a number of urgent measures to support Egypt in its position regarding the Nile waters, after Ethiopia had stated it started the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in a unilateral action.
After 76 years of asking for a Christian personal status law in Egypt, churches and the government have agreed on a bill that will be revealed soon after it goes to the House of Representatives to be approved.
Munṣif Sulaymān, Legal Advisor to the Coptic Orthodox Church and member of the House of Representatives, announced the completion of reviewing the Family Law (Personal Status for Copts) in the Ministry of Justice. All sides have agreed on all articles of the draft law after 16 sessions that brought...
The Coptic movements concerned with divorce and second marriage hailed the completion of the family draft law for Christians, prepared by Egyptian churches and the government. They considered it a breakthrough in solving problems of thousands of Copts affected by personal status issues, due to the...
The conflict between the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] that lies in the Old City of Jerusalem began in 1820 and was impacted by the situations in the two countries and involvement of other international groups, who used the issue as...
A decades-old conflict between Egyptian and Ethiopian monks over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] in Jerusalem has flared up once again.
Since the Second World War churches have made tremendous efforts to strive towards more unity. At the same time, we see national and church politics often getting in the way. In this example about church division from Egypt, it is not about dogmatic differences but about the long-term effects of (...
Members of the Episcopal Church of Egypt were called to come to the All Saints Cathedral for an extra-ordinary church meeting that was carefully designed to result in a call for a letter to President Abdelfattah al-Sisi [ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī] to recognize the Anglican Diocese of Egypt as an...

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