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On Monday, Major General ʿIṣām Saʿad, Governor of Asyūṭ, met with Archbishop Nicolas Henry, the Vatican’s Ambassador to Egypt and representative of His Holiness Pope Francis. Archbishop Nicolas Henry visited some churches in various districts of the governorate, and met with Muslim and Christian...
Social media sites were buzzing with heated discussions after circulating photos of a mosque under construction with pharaonic inscriptions and motifs in a village in al-Fayūm governorate, south of Cairo.
The Forum for Intercultural Dialogue (FID) at the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) organizes today, Tuesday, a conference entitled “The Role of Religion in Supporting Coexistence” in the presence of Minister of Endowments (al-Awqāf) Dr. Mukhtār Jumaʿa and Rev. Dr. Andrea...
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, stated that the Awqāf Ministry (Religious Endowments) sets some conditions for preachers who use the pulpits [minbar]. These conditions include being an Azharian (al-Azhar graduate) or holding a license from the Ministry of al-Awqāf.
Sources revealed that the Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] handed over the file of Shaykh Aḥmad Hammām, preacher at the Endowment Directorate in Alexandria, to administrative prosecution to investigate him for violations. He is reported to have supported the killing of those who insult the Prophet...
Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf] and head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa said that the Ministry of Endowments has decided that "interfaith and cultural dialogue" will be the topic of the upcoming conference for the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.  The...
Amid the inauguration of several development projects in Alexandria, the statements of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī about the demolition of illegally built mosques came to discuss the religious ruling on building mosques on farmland and usurped land. 
The Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] announced on Tuesday the suspension of all group religious activities during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] as a precaution due to the rising spread of the Coronavirus across the globe. 
The Endowments Ministry applauded the statement that was released on March 15, from al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, which allowed the suspension of Friday sermons and congregational prayers to protect people from the coronavirus.
In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...

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