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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
A fierce campaign has been launched recently against anyone who dares to express controversial opinions or arguments regarding religion on the grounds that one must be an expert on religion to be entitled to express an opinion on the matter.
The fast of Lent, which the Coptic Orthodox Church began on March 11th to continue to May 5th for a duration of 55 days, is considered to be one of the holiest fasts of the Church.  
A senior clergyman in Jerusalem noted that the holy city has always been a significant destination for pilgrims during Easter, but this year, Archbishop William Shomaly, the Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, highlighted a substantial decrease in...
On March 7, 2024, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, led by Pope Tawāḍrūs, and attended by 110 of the current 133 members, held its general meeting at the LOGOS Center of the Papal Residence in St. Bīshūy Monastery, Wādī al-Naṭrūn, Egypt.
Caritas Jordan held a concluding conference for its ‘Christian Participation in the Community’ project’s second stage, under the auspices of Apostolic Bishop Nuncio Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso.
On Friday, February 16, the Coptic community in Egypt commemorated  the 9th anniversary of the massacre of 21 Egyptian Christians in the Libyan city of Sirte by the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or Dāʿish, in the Arabic acronym, on February 15, 2015.   
Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Salām, highlighted that the annual adoption of the International Day of Human Fraternity on February 4 is based on the commemoration of the most significant document in modern human history.
Thousands of Catholic Christians attended the Epiphany mass and the annual pilgrimage of al-Maghṭas, Arabic for baptism or immersion. This is officially known as the Baptism Site, “Bethany Beyond the Jordan,” and lies on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. It is reputed to be the original...
The Maronite denomination emerged in Egypt in 1745, when the Aleppo monk, Mūsa Hilāna, consecrated al-Bārija, the first Maronite church in Damietta (Dumyāṭ), as well as in Egypt and Africa.


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