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This week in 1958: An advocate of creative theater and free press dies

Fatma al-Youssef

Fatma al-Youssef

Fatma al-Youssef, also known as Rose al-Youssef, died on 10 April 1958,* leaving an unmatched legacy: that of a woman who managed to transform the intellectual scene in Egypt. Continue reading


This week in 1968: The Virgin Mary revisits Egypt

Marian apparition in Zeitoun

On 2 April 1968, tens of thousands of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike, congregated to see the Virgin Mary appear above a Coptic Orthodox Church in Zeitoun. Continue reading