Coptic Orthodox Church announced it will produce a movie about its 21 martyrs in Libya. The movie is produced under the supervision of Pope Tawadros II and Bisho Pfnotious of Smallout.
Coptic Orthodox Church in Aswan mourned the departure of a young priest who died affected by his Corona virus infection. Father Girgis Semen, priest of St. George in Lodid village, Edfo, died after 133 days of his ordination as priest.
The Diocese of Paliana announced that Bishop Wissa has left hospital after being recovered from the COVID-19 infection. The bishop was tested positive for the virus and moved to hospital for treatment.
Bishop Makarios of Minya held his weekly meeting via live broadcasts on the official webpage of the diocese. This comes as the Coptic Churches are still closed due to the spread of Corona virus.
Bishop Wissa of Baliana was infected by the COVID-19 virus and was moved to hospital for treatment. Some priests said that he may have been infected after dealing with a nun who died of the virus last week.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II held an online meeting yesterday with the priests of three pastoral sectors of Alexandria, namely: the West, East and Central sectors. During the meeting, General Bishops Elaryon, and Hermina of Alexandria delivered speeches before Pope Tawadros delivered a speech about the verse: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Catholic Churches in Egypt reopened its gates before worshippers after the Egyptian government decided to reopen houses of worship, clubs, and cafes. Father Elia, priest of St. Teresa Church, told Copts United that the church held the holy mass to pray for victims of the pandemic and to ask for God s mercy on the world. This came while taking all precautionary measures including wearing masks and social distancing.
Bishop Bemen of Naqada and Qus ordained 5 new nuns at the monastery of St. George in Asas Wilderness in Naqada. The celebration was attended by Bishop Karas of al-Mahalla al-Qubra and many nuns of the monastery of St. George in Old Cairo.
A number of Coptic monasteries announced their closure before visitors during the current period following the decisions of the Permanent Committee of the Holy Synod. The prayers of the Holy Mass in monasteries will be limited to monks only until the Holy Synod will issue another decision in that account. The monasteries also canceled its annual celebrations in several governorates due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
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