Reg. No. 1084047
Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to

EGYPT: EU grant to tackle rural poverty in South Sinai

18 Jun 2007
 CAIRO, 18 June 2007 (IRIN) - The European Commission (EC) has awarded 55.5 million euros (about US$74.2 million) for a landmark development project in Egypt's South Sinai Governorate.

Victory! Sameh Khouzam wins indefinite stay of deportation

 18 June, 2007

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Egypt Detains Six After Clashes Between Muslims And Christians

16 June 2007

Violent clashes have erupted between Muslims and Coptic Christians in the northern city of Alexandria and elsewhere in Egypt.  

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- At least 13 people were reportedly injured and six people detained in Egypt Saturday, June 16, following clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims near the historic city of Luxor. 

Council of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Thursday 14 June 2007

His Excellency Mr. Negassi Sengal Ghebrezghi,
Ambassador of Eritrea to the United Kingdom,
96 White Lion Street,
London, N1 9PF.

Your Excellency,

Peace to you from God.

At its quarterly meeting held in London on 5 June the ‘Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United Kingdom & the Republic of Ireland’ expressed its grave concern about the treatment and welfare of His Holiness Patriarch Antonius of Eritrea and asked that you should convey to His Excellency the President of Eritrea the Council's position on the following points. It is the opinion of the Council that:

It starts with a quarrel

Watani Weekly
17 June, 2007
 On the evening of Thursday 7 June, 21-year-old Gamal Maqar—nicknamed Emad—drove a small truck into the narrow dirt alleys of Zawyet Abdel-Qader, 30km west of Alexandria. The lad al-Husseini Mohamed, 14, stood in the middle of the alleyway, so Emad asked him to make way. Husseini cheekily replied that the alley was wide enough. An argument developed into a street fight; the police came and arrested Emad and his father, as well as Husseini and his father. The matter appeared to lie at that.

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