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The Church of Naj’ Hammādī refused to welcome any Christmas well-wishers, demonstrating against the lawlessness seen in the region recently and the kidnap of a number of Copts and asking for a ransom, which became a common phenomenon in several areas in the country. Bishop Kyrillos of Naj’ Hammādī...
Analyzing the recent death sentence of the man who killed six worshippers outside a Coptic church in Naj‘ Hammādī on Christmas last year, journalist Gamal Nkrumah discusses diverse opinions on the court’s verdict and on Muslim-Christian relations in general. Copts reacted with satisfaction and...
Monday’s Egyptian newspapers once again focused heavily on the Naj‘ Hammādī incidents of 2010...  
An Egyptian emergency tribunal has sentenced Hammām al-Kamūnī to death for his part in the Christmas killing of six Christian worshippers and a Muslim police officer outside a church in Naj‘ Hammādī in January of 2010. Al-Kamūnī ‘s sentence will now be sent to the Grand Muftī for confirmation.
Sub-titles: The Israeli policy is aggressive and does not change. The people who carry out this policy are the only thing that changes I reject normalization with Israel I refused to participate in the Bethlehem 2000 Conference because I will not enter the Holy City while it is still partially...
Since the issue of the Ottoman decree known as the Hamayouni law in 1856 that concerns the building of churches, Christians have disagreed on whether this law is a blessing or a curse. The building of churches at that time equated mosque building with church building on condition that approval is...
The article at hand revolves around the death sentence against Hammām al-Kamūnī, who killed six Coptic worshippers coming out of a church last Christmas, on January 6, 2010. While the article criticizes the court’s slow examination, it welcomes the harsh sentence, which sets an example of how...
According to the article, one year ago Samīr Marqus predicted the consequences of religious tensions in Egypt, which resulted in the Naj‘ Hammādī incident. Political leadership then decided to reinforce the principles of the civil state and equal citizenship, in in order to encourage coexistence....
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...
In spite of the different churches inaugurated in different parts of the world, the Coptic Orthodox Church witnessed serious challenges in 2007.
Seven sit-ins were staged in Egypt’s churches in 2007. The following lines describe some of them and Christian clergymen and laymen’s reactions to them.
The article covers issues that have made the headlines in Egypt in the last month and includes the story of a postman was detained for two months, a fatwá that was issued declaring that non-Muslims are not apostates and the contentious issue of a piece of land near St. Macarius monastery that has...
A secret front formed by bishops in Upper Egypt is discussing the idea of choosing a bishop to compete for the papal chair in case of Pope Shenouda’s death.
The article describes the events of the first Coptic Studies Symposium that was recently held at the University of Toronto.
Comments on sectarian tensions during the time that Copts are celebrating Easter.
Final results of the elections held on April 8 are pending announcement. The article discusses voter turnout, and the reactions of voters after the elections.
An anonymous author alleged that there is a state of conflict between the church represented in the bishop of Naj‘ H...
Bishop Kyrillos’ absence for the second time, during the reception of Pope Shenouda upon his return from abroad, raised questions and revealed that their relationship may have reached an impasse.
Sharīf al-Dawākhilī discusses Bishop Bīshūy, who in his opinion is a remarkable personality in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Despite the bishop’s increasing number of opponents, he is still seen as the enduring the strong man who has made a difference in the Coptic Orthodox Church.
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