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A state of disgruntlement was sparked among a number of Coptic Orthodox bishops who were absent from last week’s meeting at the Saint Mark Cathedral to discuss names of possible presidential hopefuls and others to represent the church in the constitutional assembly, according to a source inside...
Al-Menya Criminal Court resumes the Samallūt train shooter trial on September 13, 2011. 'Āmir 'Ashūr, a police personnel, had randomly got into Samallūt, al-Menya governorate, train and opened fire on the passengers, killing one Copt and injuring six others. Read background texts on AWR (1) Read...
Mohamed Ibrahim, the head of Samalout prosecution, decided to release all 11 defendants that participated in the fights that took place last Thursday night between Muslims and Christians in the village of Qlousna. This fight occurred after reconciliation between the two sides.
 'Alā' Al-Sharqāwī, president of the prosecution in al-Minia governorate, decided to release the three brothers accused of participating in the kidnapping of two underage women who disappeared on June 12, 2011. Both young women denied that they were kidnaped. On the other hand, a conciliation...
Quiet returned to al-Minia after fitnah incidents that took place on June 30, 2011, and resulted in 5 injuries. Father Da'oud Nāshid, Deputy of Minia Archbishopric, said that quiet was restored because of the village's elders from Muslims and Copts, in Qlūsanā village in the Samallūt town of Minya...
Egyptian authorities have controlled a sectarian clash that began Thursday night and continued until dawn on Friday in Qolosna village in Minia Governorate.
Residents of al-Qamādīr village of Samallūt in al-Minya governorate ended the sectarian tension that erupted between Muslims and Christians on April 6, 2011, due to an attempt to change mercy association into a church. In return, Muslims banned Copts from entering the association's headquarter. On...
Here is the second episode in a dreadful series of events that appear to have no end in sight. We had thought that the 25 January revolution would open a new chapter in the relations between Muslims and Copts—given their obvious solidarity and sympathy all through the 18-day uprising.
Approximately a year ago, Madeleine Sādiq Kāmil, underage girl,  was underage reported missing by her parents in Samalūt, Minya governorate. Her parents said that she was a religous Christian and a chaperon in the church. Sawt al-Ummah met with Madeleine or Jihād (after converting to Islam), who...
Al-Yawm al-Sābi‘ runs a report on page 20, in which it claims to have had access to the dossier of the Samallūt train shootings, including the texts of letters exchanged between psychiatrists and police medical authorities.   These revealed that the accused, ‘Āmir ‘Āshūr, had first been examined...
  Last Tuesday, an off-duty Egyptian police officer allegedly shot six Coptic Christians who were travelling on a train in Samallūt, a small town in the southern Egyptian province of Minya. An elderly man died in the attack.   While some government officials have been quoted in various reports as...
  Several newspapers report that an off-duty Egyptian police officer boarded a train on Tuesday in Samallūt, a city in the Minya Governorate in southern Egypt, before shotting six people, who were discovered to be Christians.   Al-Misrī al-Yawm reports that 71 year-old Fathī Mus’ad Ghattas was...
The accident of Beni Suef caused the death of 30 young Christian men and women and 11 were injured. The bishop suggests that the suitable compensation for the families of the killed people would be building a church in Samalout.
The Western Cairo-Mina desert road witnessed a horrible accident yesterday. 30 young men and women were killed in this accident. They were all attending Mari Girgis Church in Heliopolis. They were returning from a journey to the Monastery of Virgin Mary in Gebal Al-Teir in Samalout.
Sidhom presents a message related to Egyptian citizens in the two villages of Ibrahim Pasha. The police forces closed their church in 1991 in which the residents used to pray. Efforts to reopen the church failed.
The restored church of Saint Abscaron in Samalut is related to an old miracle story.
Terrorist actions against the Copts resume in Upper Egypt.
In spite of the different churches inaugurated in different parts of the world, the Coptic Orthodox Church witnessed serious challenges in 2007.
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.
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