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9. The Sheikh of Al-Azhar described persecution of Copts as allegations

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Article title: 
9. The Sheikh of Al-Azhar described persecution of Copts as allegations
Date of source: 
December 5, 1998
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Not mentioned
Article summary: 

Dr. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, described those claiming Copts are persecuted in Egypt as liars and their allegations have no logical basis.

14. The judging of the Hamayouni law

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14. The judging of the Hamayouni law
Date of source: 
November 30, 1998
Author: 
Nashwá al-Dib
Article summary: 

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 received from the Sultan.

13. The return of parts of the confiscated Coptic endowments

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13. The return of parts of the confiscated Coptic endowments
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November 29, 1998
Author: 
Mus‘ad Sadiq
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The Endowments Joint Committee that consists of representatives of the Egyptian-Coptic Endowment Authority has held a number of meetings and decided to return to the church a number of Coptic endowments that had been confiscated.

10. The handing over of 93 feddans of endowments to the Church

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10. The handing over of 93 feddans of endowments to the Church
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October 14, 1998
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Not mentioned
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Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Mohammed Hamdi Zakzouk has agreed on the immediate handing over of 93 feddans (acres) , and 3 yards to the Coptic endowments.

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