A huge fire broke out today at the Church of St. George in Mansoura, which caused great destruction at one of the halls of the church. A fire had devoured the Church of St. George in Helwan on Monday evening and completely destroyed it, which was built 120 years ago.
Pope Tawadros II headed the inauguration ceremony of the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary and the Apostles, in the Louvain region, Brussels, Belgium. This came within the framework of the Pope s pastoral visit to Belgium.
The Council of Churches of Egypt visited today the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, at his headquarters in Al-Azhar, Cairo. Grand Imam received a delegation of more than thirty members representing the Council of Churches of Egypt who talked about the document of human brotherhood signed in the United Arab Emirates between His Excellency a representative of the Islamic world and His Holiness Pope Francis of the Vatican.
HH Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, visited the European Parliament in Belgium yesterday as part of his pastoral visit to a number of European countries. His Holiness was received by the President of the cultural and religious Dialogue Group of the European People s Party and the Egyptian Ambassador in Brussels.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, met On Tuesday with the President of the Dialogue of Cultures and Religions Group of European People s Party. This came during his visit to the headquarters of the European Parliament today as part of the pastoral care visit to Europe.
Youhna Gaber, spokesman of Helwan diocese that the wood of the building was completely destroyed in the fire of St. George Church. He added that police is currently investigating the matter to find out the reason behind the fire.
As His Holiness Pope Tawadros II arrived in Belgium, he was received at the airport by Khaled al-Bakly, ambassador of Egypt to Beligium. Pope is accompanied during the visit by Bishop Daniel of Maadi, Bishop Michale of Qubba Gardens, Waily and Abbasia.
Coptic activist Ayman Ghali said that an Egyptian cultural center of the Ministry of Culture refused to hold a celebration and a seminar on the feast of Sham Ennessim. He had submitted an official request to hold the seminar, but it took months to answer and they said that the Coptology and Coptic history is outside their concerns!
A huge blaze broke out on Sunday night at St. George Coptic church in Helwan, South Cairo. The church was built in 1898 by the German Community in Egypt, and was bought by the Coptic Orthodox Chruch in 1971, before it was destroyed by fire. Police are still investigation the reasons of the fire.
Kamal Zakher Moussa
I understand the anger of the people at the government during last few days, and I believe it is OK for two main reasons: the first is cumulative and the second is inadequate in the management of the crisis. We have not been accustomed to painful surgical treatment after we stayed for decades extending until the royal era dealing with painkillers, and perhaps re-read the speeches of the governments after July 52, and