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This year marks the 56th anniversary of the Saint Mark Cathedral, which is located in the al-ʿAbbāsīya neighborhood of Cairo and serves as the papal seat of the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Pope Tawāḍrūs thanked the entire Coptic congregation on the anniversary of the Holy Family's arrival in Egypt, emphasizing that this celebration is particularly special to the Coptic Orthodox Church compared to all other churches worldwide.
According to Pope Tawāḍrūs, the first encounter between the “sacked president,” Muḥammad Mursī, and the current president, ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, differed greatly.
Today, Wednesday, June 6, Pope Tawāḍrūs called Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, to congratulate him on the Muslim celebration of ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā.
The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced the fourth phase of an initiative, the 1,000 Teachers project, which was started by Pope Tawāḍrūs and aims to improve church education.
On Tuesday, June 18, Grand Imām of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb congratulated Crown Prince Muḥmmad bin Salmān and King Salmān ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Saudi Arabia on the successful ḥajj (pilgrimage) season this year.  
The largest ifṭār (fast-breaking) dinner for Muslims who are fasting was held at al-Azhar Mosque. On the ninth day of the Hijrī calendar month of Zī al-Ḥijja, also known as ʿArafāt or ʿArafa, 5,000 meals were offered to fasting Muslims.  
Shaykh Muḥammad Mitwallī al-Shaʿrāwī, whose death anniversary is on June 17, was honored by Al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center, which highlighted the eminent Muslim scholar's contributions to preaching and the service of Islam.  
Al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center responded to a question on its Facebook page by issuing a fatwa stating that one sacrificial animal should not be slaughtered for both the Uḍḥīya and ʿAqīqa at the same time.  
Al-Azhar denounced Zionist attacks targeting innocent residents of the Rafaḥ refugee camp, which was previously declared a safe region for displaced Gazans. The world watched as this heinous crime left scores of men, women, and children dead or injured.


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