The media center of the Egyptian Orthodox Church revealed that Anba Anthony, Bishop of the Churches of Ireland, Scotland and North East England visited the Children s Cancer Hospital 57357. He visited the children in their rooms and distributed gifts to them hoping to put a smile on their faces. At the end of the visit, a joint cooperation agreement was discussed between the hospital and the diocese that made a donation for new constructions and treatment of sick children.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, has visited the Monastery of Anba Bishai in Sohag as part of his pastoral care visit to the diocese. Pope was received by monks and leaders of the monastery and a number of the congregation of nearby villages.
The church of St. George in Al-Sa’idah, in 10th of Ramadan City, celebrated its inauguration ceremony by Bishop Makar of Sharkia. The main alter was inaugurated on the name of St. George, and the other alters on the name of the Virgin Mary, St. Mouses, St. Philopatir and St. Fam.
Pope Francis issued today a decision to appoint the first woman to a high position in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to Reuters, the Italian Francesca de Giovanni, 66, will take over the position of relations with countries in the Vatican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and she will be appointed to the rank of Deputy Minister, to become among the 2 deputy foreign ministers. It is worth noting that the Catholic Church only allowed men to take high positions while women were usually restricted to administrative tasks that are not visible.
The Monastery of St. Ferena in Sydney received Bishop Tadros of Port Said who is assigned by Pope Tawadros as papal deputy. He discussed their spiritual needs and problems in order to find solutions and report them to the Pope. Bishop Tadros celebrated the Holy Mass with the nuns and a number of visitors of the Coptic monastery.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II arrived at the headquarters of Balina diocese in the framework of his current pastoral tour in the Diocese of Sohag Governorate, where he was received by thousands of Coptic people. Pope concluded his visit to Girga diocese yesterday where he inaugurated the church of the Virgin and met with its congregation. It is worth mentioning that Pope’s pastoral care visit includes visiting 6 dioceses in Suhag governorate, namely: Sohag, Gerga, Balina, Akhmim, Tama, and Tahta.
His Eminence Bishop Tadros of Port Said held a meeting with the servants of the Eastern Chruches of Sydney at the church of St. Mark in Sydeny. This came during his pastoral care visit to the diocese delegated by Pope Tawadros as papal deputy to study spiritual needs and problems of the diocese.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, presided over the ritual of the inauguration of the new alters of the Virgin and St. Abraam in the Diocese of Sohag. This came during his pastoral care visit to the governorate accompanied by many members of the Holy Synod of the coptic Orthodox Church.
We live in a world that raises slogans of freedom of worship, but tear them apart on daily basis with increasing hatred, sectarian attacks and persecution. This is wrong and I believe such sectarian violence should come to an end some day. Yet, the latest annual accounting from Open Doors USA revealed that the world is only increasing persecution against Christians with 245 Million persecuted people this year compare