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The Egyptian Church has called upon all citizens to give a yes vote in the referendum.
General al-Sīsī’s request for a popular delegation for him to nominate himself for presidency was well received among Coptic circles.
The Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has called upon Egyptians to give a ‘Yes’ vote in the Constitutional Referendum. He added in a video that was broadcasted in CTV, that there is an Arab proverb that “‘Yes’ increases the blessings” (Majdī Fikrī and Alī Ragab, al-Dustūr, Jan. 12. p. 3).
A number of the leaders and members of al-Wafd party have visited some Islamic and Coptic charity associations to congratulate Copts on the occasion of Christmas. They gave them al-Mawlid al-Nabawī (Prophet’s Birthday) sweets to reiterate the message of national unity (Muān Abū Skīn, al-Wafd, Jan...
Bishop Pochamius, bishop of Beheira and Matruh, stated that the referendum to be held on the 14 and 15th of January is a continuation of the June 30 Revolution.  He asked the people to give a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum (Author not mentioned, al-Watan, Jan. 8, p. 4).
The shops of Copts in al-Minya celebrate the Mawlid al-Nabawī (the Birthday of the Prophet) which is an act of love that repeats itself this time of the year. Pastry shops in Shuhadā’ Square in al-Minya, owned by Copts, have been decorated in preparation for the Mawlid. These shops did not receive...
Under intense security measures the churches in the different governorates have celebrated Christmas. The mass was attended by community, political, executive, security leaders. Muslims and Christians were united in the celebrations in the governorates (Ghādah al Disūsny, et. al, al-Shurūq, Jan. 8...
In the first Christmas after the Revolution of June 30th the Pope stated that he is optimistic for the future despite the difficulties that Egypt is facing. He announced that the country will live “days of Gold” after the sadness that it went through (Peter Majdī and Ahmad al-Baramāwī, al-Tahrīr,...
General Leader of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī has sent a message of congratulations to Pope Tawadros II on the occasion of Coptic Christmas celebrations, saying ‘it gives me great pleasure to congratulate our brothers the Copts during these celebrations … May...
The Church of Qasr al-Dūbārah celebrated Christmas the day before yesterday, as Revered Sāmih Morris, pastor of the church, apologized for the high level of security, saying this was in anticipation of ‘any explosion that might target the church and its occupants during the celebrations’. 
Amidst a guard of army and police, Pope Tawadros II received Christmas wishes and congratulations from members of the clergy, ministers and officials, and members of the church. 
Saudi Arabian theologian Muhammad al-'Arīfī has issued a fatwá against congratulating Christians during the Christmas celebrations, stating that Muslims may wish Christians well on happy occasions such as graduation, but not for religious festivals.    
This investigation sheds light on the controversry regarding the real target behind the Coptic organizations. Is it really charity work to help the Egyptians or a way to convert Muslims to Christianity?     
Terrorism and fear haunt the Copts during the Christmas celebrations.    
The lack of security helped increase the cases of Copts kidnapped in Upper Egypt for the purposes of obtaining a ransom.      
In an interview with Al-Watan, Father Makarios, Bishop of Minya talks about the status of the Copts and Churches in Egypt. In addition, he reflects on the weak role of the security forces.     
Security forces frustrated an attempt to detonate a bomb at St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo on Christmas Eve.    
The Minister of the Interior, Muhammad Ibrāhīm, has announced his plans to deal with the security challenges of the Christmas celebrations, the trial of Muhammad Mursī, and the anniversary of the 25th January revolution.    
The Minister of the Interior, Muhammad Ibrāhīm, has announced his plans to deal with the security challenges of the Christmas celebrations, the trial of Muhammad Mursī, and the anniversary of the 25th January revolution.    
Despite the clear instructions of the Minister of Interior for intensed security presence around all the churches during feast celebrations, none of the necessary security forces have appeared.    
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