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1. Recent developments

Article title: 
1. Recent developments
Date of source: 
2002-10-28
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
Article summary: 

Media critique on an article that has given a distorted presentation of a Dutch report on anti-Semitism.

3. Different Middle Eastern Christian responses to living in a Muslim environment

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Article title: 
3. Different Middle Eastern Christian responses to living in a Muslim environment
Date of source: 
05-12-2006
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
Article summary: 

Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.

19. Mamdouh Mahran’s lawyers ask for a change of the judiciary

Article title: 
19. Mamdouh Mahran’s lawyers ask for a change of the judiciary
Author: 
Nirmin Fawzi
Article summary: 

The Supreme State Security

Misdemeanors Court held its second session to examine the case of Mamdouh Mahran, the

owner and the Editor

-in-Chief of al-Nabaa newspaper. The session witnessed many quarrels between Mahran’s lawyers

and the

lawyers representing the church and Pope Shenouda. Mahran’s lawyers asked for the members of the jury

before whom Mahran is to be tried to be changed.

10. A Hot article defaming a Coptic monk sets fire to the weak national unity body

Article title: 
10. A Hot article defaming a Coptic monk sets fire to the weak national unity body
Author: 
Not mentioned
Article summary: 

Mamdouh Mahran, chief

editor of the weekly al-Nabaa, claimed that a former Coptic monk had

practiced prostitution inside the

church. Mahran was highly criticized in Egyptian media and was
accused of

damaging national unity. His

article provoked angry protests by Copts in Assiut and in the main cathedral in Cairo.

The protests became

stronger when he was released on bail. The Coptic Church issued a statement saying that the

monk had been

expelled him from the monastery in 1996.

15. The celebrations of the Coptic Christmas

Article title: 
15. The celebrations of the Coptic Christmas
Date of source: 
January 7, 2001
Author: 
Nirmin Fawzi
Article summary: 

The number of

articles published about Christmas reflects the attention the Egyptian press paid to celebrations of it.

The

article gives a list of the articles published in five newspapers.

54. Ibn al- Muqaffa‘ the historian of the Church in the Islamic era

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Article title: 
54. Ibn al- Muqaffa‘ the historian of the Church in the Islamic era
Article pages: 
p.10
Date of source: 
15-11-2006
Author: 
Jamal Badawi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
Article summary: 

Jamāl Badāwī refers to the importance of a book by Coptic historian

Sawirus Ibn al-

Muqaffac entitled, ‘Tārīkh alĀbā’ al-Batārikah’ [The History of

Patriarchs]. The book presents a clear picture of the relationship between Copts and Muslims during the

early Islamic

state.

52. Pope Shenouda: The pope of the Arabs

Article title: 
52. Pope Shenouda: The pope of the Arabs
Date of source: 
15-11-2006
Author: 
Shaymā´ al-Shāmī
Article summary: 

On Tuesday, thousands of Copts and 80 bishops converged in St. Mark’s Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyah to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pope Shenouda’s consecration as the pope of Alexandria. The celebration was marked by speeches from bishops from the Coptic Orthodox Church, and coincided with the convening of the laymen’s conference on church reform, entitled, "Laymen’s Vision of the Problems of the Church."

31. About the Coptic girls

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Article title: 
31. About the Coptic girls
Article pages: 
p. 1
Date of source: 
19-11-2006
Author: 
Majdi Khalil
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

Majdī

Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more

frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of

their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the phenomenon.

33. The photo of the Holy Virgin

Article title: 
33. The photo of the Holy Virgin
Author: 
Nirmin Fawzi
Article summary: 

Al-Ahali published a photo of Virgin Mary

on its front page under the title of "The First Photo of

the Holy Virgin." It mentioned that a Muslim woman took this photo

when the strong lights shone above the

towers of the Saint Marcos church in Assiut. al-Akhbar wrote that the Bishopric of

Assiut decided to form

a committee to examine the photo published by al-Ahali. In a five page report titled, "Is this the

photo of

Virgin Mary?," Akher Sa’a, commented on what al-Ahali published. Watani pointed out the healing miracles that

accompanied the apparition of the Holy Virgin.

5. The apparition of the Holy Virgin continued in Assiut

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Article title: 
5. The apparition of the Holy Virgin continued in Assiut
Author: 
Jihan Lutfi
Article summary: 

The spiritual

phenomenon and lights,

which accompanied the apparition of the Holy Virgin in the province of Assiut have continued for the

third

month. Thousands of people go there wanting to see her and get blessed. Some of them have reportedly been

miraculously

cured of dangerous diseases.

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