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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.
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.
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...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II had a phone call with Pope Francis on Sunday in celebration of the Day of Brotherly Love held on May 10th between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. 
The draft of a law for Christian families in Egypt has again resulted in disagreements between churches, which were conveyed in notes sent to the government.
Metropolitan Sirābiyūn [Serapion], archbishop of Los Angeles and its subsidiaries, stressed that there are different explanations to the statements made by Pope Francis about gay rights with some saying that these statements were made at different times, or that they were grouped together by the...
Representatives of Egypt’s Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches officially submitted a draft of the personal status law for Christians in Egypt to Sharīf al-Shādhilī, advisor to Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī.  Now the government will hand it over to parliament, so it can become law.
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
All the denominations of Egypt’s churches came together to celebrate Sunday’s masses for Christian unity, including the Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, Greek Orthodox and Episcopal churches. The masses were part of a week of prayer for Christian unity, organized in cooperation with the Egyptian...

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