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Al-Dustūr says that the ‘Umrāniyyah Appeals Committee has turned down a challenge by the Giza Bishopric to reverse the decision to stop construction at the disputed church site.   The report says the previous meeting of the ‘Umrāniyyah Appeals Committee had postponed its decision so that the...
 Muhammad al-Ghītī writes that following the sectarian accident in al-'Umrānīyyah, accusatory statements were circulated over the internet. Al-Ghītī criticized Pope Shenouda's statement, made during his weekly sermon after the incident, saying that Copts blood won't be wasted which distressed its...
  Copts expressed their resentment for appointing Jamāl 'As'ad in the parliament, claiming that he will use his political immunity to attack Copts and church.   Kamāl Zāghir Mūsa, coordinator of "Secular Copts" stream, relate the reason of increasing the appointed Copts to 7, might be, to absorb...
Samīr al-Shahāt writes that whoever think that Egypt is divided into two elements of nation: one muslim and other christian, is wrong. He adds that regardless of the violent incidents occurred in al-‘Umrāniyyah, Naj‘ Hammādī, and al-Kushh Egypt is a safe nation. Al-Shahāt believes that an Egyptian...
 Pope Shenouda postponed returning from Monastery of Saint Bīshūy (Dayr Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn that was scheduled in Sunday December 12, 2010. Pope didn't state the time of his arrival but its expected that it will be before his well-known weekly sermon in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox...
The Coptic Orthodox Church denied what was published in a private paper about Pope Shenouda retreating from public life in Monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādī al-Natrūn, objecting the non-release of Copts arrested for al-‘Umrāniyyah incident. Bishop Yu’annis, General Bishop and Secretary of Pope,...
At his weekly meeting in the ‘Abbāsiyyah Cathedral, Pope Shenouda III announced that the church will do everything within its power to defend the rights of those who were killed, injured and detained during the ‘Umrāniyyah riots in November 24, 2010. Activist Najīb Jabrā’īl called upon Coptic...
    Jayson Casper analyzes the Coptic Orthodox Church's response to the recent  ‘Umrāniyyah church riots, a dispute with security forces over the legality of a church construction project that left two dead and dozens arrested.  
Pope Shenouda met with President Mubārak last Wednesday. But Archpriest Sergius Sergius, the Patriarachy Deputy, claims that no one from the church knows what happened during meeting, as the Pope went alone. Meanwhile, Najīb Jabrā’īl Mīkhā’īl, a Coptic lawyer and activist, says that nine points...
This article highlights an interview between Radio Vatican and Father Rafīq Greish, a spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church, who speaks about the state of Egyptian Christians during the past months. Greish discusses the ‘Umrāniyyah riots against the construction stoppage of an unlicensed church...
Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Pope Shenouda and Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak met last Wednesday to discuss the release of 42 Coptic men who are still being held in connection with last month’s church riots in ‘Umrāniyyah. “Well-informed sources” told Watani that the Pope criticized the security...
Prosecutor General ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd has released nineteen Copts allegedly involved in the November riot over the stoppage of construction at a church in ‘Umraniyyah, Giza. A statement by Mahmūd says that the detainees were released because of “humanitarian and social circumstances,” stating...
Headline: Research Academy Considers Stiffening Penalty to Three Years in Prison for Any Party that Prints Mushaf [original Qur’ānic text, without exegesis or human explanation] with MistakesSource: al-DustūrPage: 3Author: Wā’il FāyizKeywords: Mushaf ---------------------------------- Headline:...
Public prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd has released nineteen suspects in the ‘Umrāniyyah church incident. Mahmūd cites their social status as the reason for the release.  Twenty-three christians still are still in custody; 135 have been released so far. A cathedral source says that Pope Shenouda...
Public Attorney ‘Abd al-Mājid Mahmūd has ordered the release of 42 of the detainees in the al-‘Umrāniyyah church riot incident. The Coptic Church has welcomed the releases and called for the freeing of those still being held before Christmas. A church source said there is no longer any...
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