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28. Saudi king’s historic Vatican visit comes amid tension

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28. Saudi king’s historic Vatican visit comes amid tension
Date of source: 
07-11-2007
Author: 
Ihab Shukri
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King ‘Abd Allāh of Saudi Arabia has met Pope Benedict XVI at the

Vatican the first audience by the head of the Roman Catholic Church with a Saudi monarch. Despite widespread

support for the king’s initiative, hard-liners considered it treason to Islam, and an attempt to normalize

relations with the Vatican pontiff who has not shown enough respect for Islam until now.

31. An Armenian Catholic nun accuses church leadership of taking over a school she used to direct and transferring its fund abroad

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31. An Armenian Catholic nun accuses church leadership of taking over a school she used to direct and transferring its fund abroad
Article pages: 
p. 12
Date of source: 
22-10-2007
Author: 
Hudá Thabit
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

A nun, director of a catholic school accuses another nun of the same congregation and other clergymen and laymen of complying to take over the school and its funds to transfer it to Rome.

15. The Knights of Malta

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15. The Knights of Malta
Article pages: 
pp. 26-27
Date of source: 
13-05-2007
Author: 
Usamah Jānu
The Knights of Malta; how much influence do they actually hold?
Reviewer: 
‘Abd al-Rahman Isma‘il
Article summary: 

The article explains various facts about the Knights of Malta, and considers the influence that they may potentially exert throughout Europe and various parliaments and governments.

39. Women in the diplomatic corps…fighters in the red zone

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39. Women in the diplomatic corps…fighters in the red zone
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pp. 90-2
Date of source: 
30-03-2007
Author: 
Nahid ‘Izzat
Article summary: 

The writer presents famous examples of successful Egyptian women in the diplomatic corps who played great roles in the political and diplomatic fields.

60. Patriarch Gregorious the III Lahham: America’s protection of Christian Arabs is an illusion

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60. Patriarch Gregorious the III Lahhām: America’s protection of Christian Arabs is an illusion
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p. 21
Date of source: 
27-03-2007
Author: 
Robier al-Faris
Article summary: 

In the following interview Patriarch Gregorious III Lahhām of Antioch and the Orient calls on Christians of the Arab world to have a more active role in their societies. He highlighted the Christians’ service of positive influence on their societies.

36. International conference in Paris urges placing Coptic antiquities on Egypt’s tourist map

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36. International conference in Paris urges placing Coptic antiquities on Egypt’s tourist map
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p. 20
Date of source: 
December 7, 2004
Author: 
‘Azzah ‘Abd al-‘Aziz
Article summary: 

Held in Paris recently, the conference, which witnessed no official Egyptian participation for 30 years now, called for putting the Coptic antiquities on the Egyptian tourist map and recommended the establishment of independent departments of Coptology at Egyptian universities

9. Christian anger for attacking the Church of Nativity

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9. Christian anger for attacking the Church of Nativity
Author: 
Nirmin Fawzi
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All Copts and church leaders in Egypt and all over the world condemned Sharon?s practices against the

Palestinians and the fact that the Israeli forces attacked the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and prevented

worshipping in it for the first time in history. They asked different countries all over the world to pressure Israel

to stop its massacres against the unarmed Palestinians.

11. Shaykh of the Azhar: I will not visit the Vatican under the current circumstances…and the subject needs study

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11. Shaykh of the Azhar: I will not visit the Vatican under the current circumstances…and the subject needs study
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p. 26
Date of source: 
22-02-2007
Author: 
‘Ula Mustafá ‘Amir
Article summary: 

Shaykh of the Azhar Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī asserted that he had not yet announced his final approval to visit the Vatican, stating that the decision as to whether to approve or reject the visit requires deliberation and would not be made until the Azhar receives a formal invitation from Pope Benedict XVI.

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