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Pope to visit Egypt
Pope to visit Egypt

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt at the end of next month. Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office, said in a statement today (Saturday 18 March); "In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip

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Egypt: Elderly Christian woman assaulted, homes destroyed in outbreak of violence
Egypt: Elderly Christian woman assaulted, homes destroyed in outbreak of violence

Seven Coptic families lost their homes and an elderly woman was stripped and beaten during an outbreak of sectarian violence in Upper Egypt on 20 May, according to Church sources. Violence erupted in Al-Karm Village, El-Minya Province, following rumours of an alleged relationship between a local Christian man and a Muslim woman. The man fled the village after facing significant harassment and his family lodged a complaint at Abu Kourkas Police Station on 19 May after receiving threats indicating they would be attacked the next day.

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Turkey: Church to mark anniversary of Armenian Genocide
Turkey: Church to mark anniversary of Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, will soon commemorate the 100th anniversary of the systematic massacres of the Armenian people which began on 24 April, 1915 with the roundup and killing of hundreds of Armenian intellectuals, living in Istanbul. A Mass presided over by the Patriarchal Vicar Aram Ateshian, will be celebrated in the church of the patriarchal Seat to commemorate the victims of mass murder, which on this occasion will be commemorated as saints. The Turkish press emphasizes that the celebrant will not use the word 'genocide' to remember

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 Coptic Church recognizes martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians
Coptic Church recognizes martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians

The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar. Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Church’s equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church.  According to terrasanta.net news service, the martyrdom of the 21 Christians will be commemorated on

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Coptic Orthodox Pope makes historic visit to Russia
Coptic Orthodox Pope makes historic visit to Russia

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark, accompanied by a papal delegation, arrived in Russia on 28 October 2014 ahead of a historic visit. HH Pope Tawadros will visit His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 29 October 2014, marking 26 years since the visit of the previous Pope of Alexandria, His Holiness the late Pope Shenouda III, who had participated in the celebration of the Millennium of the Christianisation of Russia and the baptism of St Vladimir.

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Egypt: two new Coptic Orthodox bishops ordained
Egypt: two new Coptic Orthodox bishops ordained
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church headed by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, consecrated bishops to new responsibilities at the Grand Cathedral of St Mark on the weekend of 16 -17 November 2013. At a Vespers service on the evening of Saturday 16 November, His Grace Bishop David was enthroned over the new diocese of New York and New England in the United States of America, and His Grace Bishop Selwanis was appointed abbot over the historic monastery of St Pakhomious near Luxor.
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Egypt: Patriarch calls for prayer as protest looms
Egypt: Patriarch calls for prayer as protest looms
The leader of Catholic Copts has called on the world to pray for peace in Egypt amid growing tensions as millions throng the streets in rival protests. Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Sidrak of Alexandria highlighted the growing crisis and unrest across the country in the build-up to a weekend of demonstrations marking one year since Mohammed Morsi became the country's first Islamist president. With protests already attracting nearly three million people and signs that the numbers will dwarf
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Egypt: Bishop hopes Coptic Orthodox Church may recognise Catholic baptism
Egypt: Bishop hopes Coptic Orthodox Church may recognise Catholic baptism
A leading Coptic Catholic bishop has expressed hopes that a historic meeting between two popes may lead to the Coptic Orthodox Church recognising Catholic baptism. Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut described the meeting between Catholic Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II earlier this month as a "watershed" in ecumenical relations – and expressed optimism that the two Churches would grow closer. One key contention between the churches is that the Coptic Orthodox Church does not recognise Catholic baptism.
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Pope Francis meets leader of Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II
Pope Francis meets leader of Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II

Today, (Friday) Pope Francis met with the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, telling him the future of Egypt and the role of its Christian communities finds a deep echo in the heart of the entire Catholic world. Pope Tawadros of Alexandria, who heads the largest Christian Church in the Middle East, is currently making a five day visit to Rome, his first outside Egypt since his enthronement last November. He is due to hold talks with Vatican and Italian officials, as well as celebrating together with

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