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Father Mattah al-Māskīn, before his consecration he was called Yūsuf Iskandar, was born on September 20, 1919 in Banhā,  Cairo. al-Māskīn participated in the Sunday School Movement and became a monk in 1948 knowing that the church could only be reformed from within. Students from the Sunday School...
Islamist political powers rejected presidential candidates' talk about the possibility of appointing a Christian VP and considered it as irrelevant "electoral publicity stunts," adding the candidates will not be able to fulfill their pledges simply because the majority would not remain silent over...
The article includes an interview with Rif‘at Fathī, a priest, who tended to study Arabic at college. He expressed his love of Arabic and asserted the importance of the Arabic and Christian heritages as he described his subtle experience.
Drs. Hulsman discusses his trip to Mallawi, and his concerns regarding the effect that misinformation is having on grassroots Muslim-Christian relations.
Arab-West Report presented a text for Wikipedia on the background of Abu Fana.
A conflict between two families over installing an irrigation water pipe through the land of al-Barbarī developed to a horrible massacre where children, women and people of all ages were shot and burnt.
A statement from the Ministry of Interior said that Hasan Ra’fat Bashandī, who carried out the suicide bombing of Jawhar al-Qā’id Street in the al-Azhar area, was just a member of a four-man terrorist cell. That cell recruited and trained him and prepared the home-made explosive device used in the...
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend article two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic Sharī‘ah is the main source of...
Reflections on the life of Abouna Matta El Meskeen and his influence on ecumenical monastic traditions.
An obituary of Father Matta al-Miskeen, the abbot of Anba Maqar Monastery in Wadi al-Natroun.
The father of a Christian girl who disappeared from her home with a Muslim boy states that he will accept her marriage or conversion, if she has chosen of her own free will, but he believes that she may have been brainwashed.
Important members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood left the group years ago and converted to Shi’ism, and the group itself has allied with Shi’ ites to achieve its political objectives.
Both the governor of Qalyubiya and the bishop of Shubra el-Kheima provided us with documents to support their arguments. We have translated the 11 documents, and placed them in chronological order. In this order it is important to distinguish between the period before March 1 (the oral permit of...
After Dale Gavlak and Cornelis Hulsman interviewed the governor of Qalyubiya they interviewed H.G. Bishop Marcos and asked him to respond to all the issues raised by the governor.
A building permit for a service building at the church of Sandanhour, Banha was revoked by the Governor of Qalyubiya. He issued a decree, reinstating his former decree which had approved the building permit in question, and which was later revoked by another. The Bishop of Banha and Qouesna and...
The incident began on November 17, 1998. G.K.B. filed a warning request against M.L.G. of applying to his rented Beit El-Ta’a [literally means, house of obedience. It is the husband’s house to which a woman, in a case of unlawful desertion, must return]. Based on that request, the defendant filed...
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