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

Tributes to Dr Helmy Guirguis

Tributes to Dr Helmy Guirguis from around the world


Please convey to the family our sincere condolences. His death is a great loss for the Coptic cause


Kamal Ibrahim, MD, FRCS (c), MA


So sorry for his loss. My sincerest condolences to his wife and daughter. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. I was touched by his in depth understanding and analyses and his optimistic spirit. My the Lord rest his soul with His saints.


Dr George Guirguis, MD

Dallas, Texas

Deeply saddened by the passing of a great man, Dr. Helmy Guirguis.  May the Lord accept his beautiful soul and may He send His spirit to comfort his family and friends.


Alex Shalaby

Washington, D.C.

Sorry for the sad news. My condolences to his loved ones and all of you who served closely with him. 


Elia Makar


He was great asset to Coptic movement in general and Coptic Solidarity in particular we lost one of the most comitted person for the Coptic cause.


Dr Maher Rizkalla

Toronto, Canada

God Bless his soul. He was wonderful gentleman and a great copt sincere to the cause. 


Sameh Labib, MD,

Atlanta, GA, USA

I'm so sorry to hear of Helmy's passing! He was a true gentleman and will be missed.

May God rest his soul.

Please accept my deepest condolences.


John Hajjar,

Florida, US

What a surprise for us that Helmy had passed away.

May his soul rest in peace.


Tom Harb,

Florida, US

My deep condolences to Dr. Guirguis family and to your organization for the loss of him.

May God repose his soul with the saints. May his memory be eternal in paradise.


Fr. Danial Doss,


My sincere condolences to the family, the friends and all Egypt loving humans for the departure of Dr Helmy Guirguis.

Despite that I regret not having the opportunity to communicate with him, I feel close to his just struggle in defending the natural rights of the Copts to live in peace, dignity and equality with all Egyptians in their homeland.

I pray God to receive his soul in peace.


Khalil SALIB, Member of Coptic Solidarity


I had known Dr Helmy and cooperated with him in Europe since 15 years ago 

With many deep sorrow i regret his death, and i pray God for his family and Coptic Solidarity


Sobhy GRESS,


I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Dr. Helmy Guirguis, a giant among the Copts. He and I are of the same age. Our paths crossed when I was working in England. Helmy was a fine gentleman. I regret that he suffered in his last days but I am certain one day we shall meet him with our Lord.


Saba Demian, MD, retired professor,


My condolences.  Helmy was a great man, who truly loved his people.  May God repose his soul and grant comfort to his family.


Caroline Labib Doss 


I have known him only through emails and may be once once over the phone, but I certainly feel the loss inflicted on his whole entourage.

While the UK Copts Association has lost his efforts and extremely good work, we believe, that now in Heavens, he will continue to serve all the good causes he has been devoting his life for while on Earth.

May our Lord Jesus Christ rest his soul in peace and grant consolation to his family, friends and colleagues.

God bless you All,


George H. Labib

I have just received the sad news concerning the passing away of Dr Helmy Guirguis in the UK and can strongly appreciate your loss and your sorrow both on a personal and professional level.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences which I also address to all Coptic Solidarity board members, particularly the key founders and active pioneers who accompanied you all on this challenging journey from the very start.

Although I have spent little time with Dr Helmy in Washington, I shall always remember his great modesty, his friendly smile and his generous efforts to make the annual congress in Washington a great success.

May God rest Dr Helmy's soul in Peace. He will be greatly missed.

With all my sympathy,


Shahira RIGAUD,


Chers Amis,

Mes sincères condoléances à vous tous pour le départ de Dr Helmy Guirguis.

Une grande perte pour tous les coptes.



Amgad Sadek,


It is with shock that I received the sad news of the passing of Helmy. I am very saddened by his death, especially that I got to know him well over the years and that he was one of the kindest men I have ever met.

Please forward my most sincere condolences to his family and if there is a phone number I can reach someone from his family let me know.

I would want to see a recognition of his work and in his memory at the first international opportunity.

May his soul rest in Peace and may his hard work work for the noble Coptic cause be remembered


Dr. Walid Phares 

Washington, D.C


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