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

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Russian Churches End Rift


Published: May 17, 2007

MOSCOW (AP) -- Church bells pealed as
leaders of the Russian Orthodox faith signed a pact Thursday healing a historic, 80-year schism between the church in Russia and an offshoot set up abroad after the Bolshevik Revolution.

After a choir sang hymns, Moscow Patriarch Alexy II, leader of the main Russian Orthodox Church, led the ceremony with a
sermon praising the end of the formal division.

Anger flares over a plan to enlarge a church

Buildings are burned and 11 people injured.
By Noha el Hennawy, Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2007

CAIRO — A group of Muslim men, angered by plans to enlarge a Coptic church, battled with Christians after Friday prayers, setting fire to several buildings and injuring at least 11 people, officials and witnesses said.

Egyptian Muslim Intellectual Critical

May 16th 2007
Tarek Heggy

Against the backdrop of the recent tension between Muslims and Copts in Egypt, Egyptian Muslim intellectual Tarek Heggy wrote an article titled "If I Were a Copt" in which he sharply criticized the Egyptian regime's policy towards its Coptic Christian population.

The Persecuted

The Ottawa citizen

 Saturday, April 28, 2007

The current disarray among Canada’s refugee officials may be causing drastic slip- ups,
if two cases of Coptic Christians seeking asylum here are any indication.

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