Egypt’s local news digest Nov. 9: Pope Tawadros II receives Russian church delegation
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Pope Tawadros II receives Russian church delegation

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese on Wednesday has received a delegation from the Russian Church, Youm7 reported.

Headed by deputy of the Patriarch of Moscow and and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the visiting delegation visited the Paromeos Monastery at Wadi al Natroun before meeting with the Coptic Pope at Logos Center in the Papal residence.

The clergymen discussed various matters including contemporary social life, pastoral care, education and issues of morality, while also touching on the current events affecting both Egypt and Russia.


Antiquities min. takes part in UNESCO forum on museums in China

Antiquities Minister Khaled el Anany headed to China Wednesday to participate in the UNESCO High Level Forum on Museums, currently held in Shenzhen, China.

Many directors of the world’s museums will meet in the forum to discuss new museum sector trends and public policies, the protection of cultural property and collections, the ethical and technological standards for museums, and how better to engage and benefit communities, the antiquities ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

The forum will run till Nov. 12 in Zhi Zeng Art Museum in Shenzhen.


Army says it killed 6 militants in N. Sinai

Egypt’s Armed Forces have killed 6 militants and arrested several suspects in a armed clashes in Northern Sinai Wednesday, Youm7 reported.

“The law enforcement forces attacked the militant hideouts in North Sinai’s cities of Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed,” army spokesperson Mohamed Samir said in a statement.

Two bombs planted by suspected militants south of Arish detonated without reported casualties, he added.

Egypt has witnessed a significant rise in militancy since the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since then.


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