Minya Criminal Court is going to consider 3 cases of the Copts including the case of Karm village lady who was stripped nude in the streets by angry mobs over rumors about romantic relationship between her son and a Muslim woman. Later houses of the Copts in the village was set on fire by the angry mobs. The third case considered by the court is the case of the murder of a Coptic man called Eskandar Tos.
Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs of Egypt, honored the former New South Wales State Police Commissioner and one of the most prominent and influential Egyptians in Australia. She congratulated him on his hard working and the great achievement as representative of the Egyptians in Austiralia.
Abba Pachomius, Archbishop of Behira ordained 6 new priests for the ministry in the villages and cities of the diocese. The new priests are Fathers Pfnotius Suleiman, Benjamin Michel, Jonathan Rashad, Filothaos Fouad, Theofan Michael, and Armanisu Girgis. They moved to the monastery of St. Makarious of Alexandria to spend 40 days of spiritual retreat according the Coptic rituals.
Bishop Salaib of Mit Ghamr inaugurated the Church of St. Mina and Pope Cyril in Mit Ghamr. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the congregation and clergy of the chruch.
Bishop Eklimindus of Nasr City and Almaza, ordained 40 new deacons at the church of the Virgin and St. Mina in Nasr City. The deacons were ordained at the basic rank of Ebsaltus, which is translated chanter.
Continue to pray with Christians in West Africa s Sahel region (which includes Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger). An attack in Mali has killed an estimated 95 people, including men, women and children—a third of the village. While there are conflicting reports on the death toll, major news outlets reported “officials say 95 people have been found dead.” A contact on the ground in Mali confirmed that all those who died were Christians.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, welcomed a delegation of Eritrean priests who are currently visiting Egypt. Pope said that the delegation is ministering in Sweden and are visiting Egypt for 10 days, during which they visited a number of Coptic monasteries and churches.
Bishop Youssab of Luxor ordained 57 new deacons in the rank of Ebsaltus (translated as chanter) who have recently graduated from the deacon s school. This came during the celebration of the feast of Archangel Michael on June 19th.
Sun on Wednesday illuminated the alter of Archangel Michael in Kafr al-Dir in Minya el-Kamh in a rare phenomenon that takes place twice a year on feasts of Archangel Michael and the feast of St. George. The phenomenon was witnessed by German television and the Egyptian Astronomy Institute and Ministry of Antiquities.
Mina M. Azer
Egypt in the last five years embraced the African continent after the lifting of the freeze on its membership in the African Union. This year it became the President of the Union and gave great concern to the African countries. Egypt received the African youth in Aswan Upper Egypt and launched an intuitive to treat 1 million Africans, which is an international version of the Presidential initiative to treat 100 milli