Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Mathias I landed in Cairo early Saturday on his first visit to Egypt.
Mathias I, who is to stay for six days, came to Egypt heeding an invitation from Pope Tawadros II.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi visited the Orthodox Cathedral in Abasseya Tuesday night during the Christmas mass, the first time an Egyptian head of state participated in a Christmas ceremony. Al-Sisi delivered his speech amid chants from the mass attendees.
Cairo Criminal Court announced it would issue a verdict April 21 in the case of 2012 Ithadeya clashes, in which former President Mohamed Morsi and 14 others are charged, reported Youm7 Thursday.
A delegation of Egypt's Copts Coalition on Thursday submitted a draft law on sectarian strife to Pope Tawadros II, who promised to study it and set a date to discuss it with them.
The Islamist militant group Islamic State, which seeks an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria, and notorious for beheadings of foreign reporters, has failed in its attempt to win the hearts of Muslims, British ambassador to Cairo John Casson said.
The Arab League and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, both condemned a deadly attack Wednesday on a Paris satirical newspaper.
Newly appointed intelligence chief Khaled Fawzy and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry visited the Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abasseya neighborhood to meet with Pope Tawadros on the occasion of the Christmas Mass Wednesday, Youm7 reported.
Al-Ahram’s French weekly, Ahram Hebdo interviews leader of the Coptic Church, PTII to discuss Egyptian civil, political and religious life.
Egyptian non-Islamist political activists whose names were included in a recent government ruling that ordered the seizure of the assets of over a hundred members of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, say they were targeted by a "vindictive" move meant to intimidate them.
Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.
Egypt's leading Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, condemned a fatal attack by hooded gunmen on Wednesday on the Paris offices of a satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam.
Hundreds of people in Suez Monday evening attended the funeral of the two brothers who were shot dead on suspicion by police officers at a checkpoint. Protestors gathered outside the Suez Security Directorate and chanted slogans against the police. Security dispersed the crowd with tear gas and closed the streets leading to the directorate.
Tens of policemen gathered in the vicinity of the Minya University Hospital on Tuesday, protesting the murder of two policemen shot earlier during their service in front of a local church in Minya.
Two police officers standing guard at a Coptic Christian church just south of Cairo were gunned down early Tuesday morning, just as those of the faith were preparing to celebrate their Orthodox Christmas Eve.
Security forces have raised the security measures to the highest levels all over the country, in conjunction with Coptic Christmas celebrations in the different governorates, Youm7 reported.
A high-level delegation of Ethiopian clergymen headed by the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Mathias I, is scheduled to arrive Saturday in Cairo for a 6-day visit, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church reiterated on Monday it rejects pilgrimage to Jerusalem until the holy city is free from Israeli occupation, two days before Coptic Christmas celebrations on 7 January.
Thirteen Egyptian Christians held in Libya have been freed, a tribal leader said on Monday after government sources reported they had been abducted by Islamist militants.
Egypt has formally requested Qatar to freeze the assets of Islamist scholar Youssef Qaradawi for “funding terrorists” in Egypt, Mohamed Yasser Aboul Fotouh, the secretary general of a committee inventorying and managing seized Muslim Brotherhood assets, told Youm Monday.
Police dispersed and arrested Brotherhood protesters after burning a police car on the ring road on Friday.
Authorities have not said how many protesters were arrested in the incident. No injuries were reported.
Thousands of Germans are expected to demonstrate in four cities against weekly anti-Islam rallies that have attracted growing numbers of supporters.
Revenge attacks on Muslim places of worship have begun in France following yesterday's massacre at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.