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9. AWR Daily Overview, June 10, 2012: Bishop Pachomius names 12 clergymen, public figures for constitution panel

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9. AWR Daily Overview, June 10, 2012: Bishop Pachomius names 12 clergymen, public figures for constitution panel
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June 10, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a list of 12 Christian clergymen and public figures to represent the church at the constituent assembly that will write a new constitution for Egypt. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, June 10, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

73. Alef Bookstore discusses "Egyptian Church" book of Hānī Labīb

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73. Alef Bookstore discusses "Egyptian Church" book of Hānī Labīb
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May 14, 2012
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Diana Maher Ghali
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Alef Bookstore discusses Hānī Labīb's book "Egyptian Church" on May 14, 2012 in its Zamālik branch. Labīb's (the Managing Director of Arab West Report and a writer) book tackles issues of politics in Egypt and its relation to religion. The book also discusses sensitive issues, for instance, church building and reveals secrets about the relation between the church and state. The book contains a lot of interesting documents and testimonies that were never published before.

24. AWR Daily Overview, May 15, 2012: New constitution to grant non-Muslims the right to implement their religious laws, says top cleric

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24. AWR Daily Overview, May 15, 2012: New constitution to grant non-Muslims the right to implement their religious laws, says top cleric
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May 15, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the new constitution will of Egypt will add in its second article a phrase granting non-Muslims to have recourse to their own laws in matters of personal status. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, May 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

33. AWR Daily Overview, May 3, 2012: St. Mark Cathedral under tight security measures

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33. AWR Daily Overview, May 3, 2012: St. Mark Cathedral under tight security measures
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May 3, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Anti-riot police forces reinforced presence around the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah, where renewed clashes erupted between protesters and thugs on Wednesday (May 2) as nine armored vehicles parked outside the cathedral that closed its gates. [‘Imān Ibrāhīm and Muhammad Fathī, al-Jumhūrīyah, May 3, p. 5] Read text in Arabic

15. AWR Daily Overview, April 15, 2012: Copts receive Easter sadly as Bishop Pachomius denies dispute over papal chair

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15. AWR Daily Overview, April 15, 2012: Copts receive Easter sadly as Bishop Pachomius denies dispute over papal chair
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April 15, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Orthodox Copts received the Easter with a mournful mood over the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah led by acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, April 15, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic

25. AWR Daily Overview, April 11, 2012: Court abolishes constituent assembly lineup, political powers welcome decision

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25. AWR Daily Overview, April 11, 2012: Court abolishes constituent assembly lineup, political powers welcome decision
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April 11, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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In a significant development regarding the formation of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, the Council of State’s Administrative Judiciary Court abolished the panel in its current formation after lawyers and constitutional law professors filed lawsuits objecting its lineup. [Amānī Mājid, Husām al-Jiddāwī and Sāmih Lāshīn, al-Ahrām, April 11, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

43. Ecumenical relations of the Coptic Orthodox Church as mentioned in the decisions of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church

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43. Ecumenical relations of the Coptic Orthodox Church as mentioned in the decisions of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Date of source: 
March 20, 2012
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic leader, who has often selected bishops on the basis of their loyalty to him (see for example John Watson’s “Among the Copts.”). The decisions in the Synod therefore strongly represent Pope Shenouda’s own positions, which show a strong defensive approach to perceived intrusions from Christian denominations, in particular Protestants, with different views from those of the Coptic Orthodox. The Catholics have made strong efforts for dialogue, but on issues such as on the purgatory, the immaculate conception of the Holy Virgin and the place of the church of Rome in the early church the two churches could not come to an agreement.

11. Maurice Sādiq chasing windmills!

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11. Maurice Sādiq chasing windmills!
Date of source: 
March 11, 2012
Author: 
Hānī Labīb
Reviewer: 
‘Amr al-Misrī
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In the early 1960s during the tenure of late Pope Kyrillos VI, Coptic Orthodox Christians had only seven churches abroad – two in each of the United States, Canada and Australia and only in Britain (1).

6. AWR Daily Overview, March 19, 2012: Egypt bids farewell to Pope Shenouda III

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6. AWR Daily Overview, March 19, 2012: Egypt bids farewell to Pope Shenouda III
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March 19, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Egypt, the Arab world and the international community will pay last respects on Tuesday (March 20) to Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, who died at the age of 89 on Saturday (March 17), after a celebrated life of achievements in the service of the nation. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, March 19, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

34. AWR Daily Overview, February 15, 2012: 'Āmrīyah's displaced Copts reside with Muslims, says fact-finding commission

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34. AWR Daily Overview, February 15, 2012: 'Āmrīyah's displaced Copts reside with Muslims, says fact-finding commission
Date of source: 
February 15, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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A fact-finding commission sent by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) to investigate the sectarian unrest in the troubled district of al-'Āmrīyah, Alexandria, revealed that the Christian families forced to leave their homes and property after clashes over a purported love affair between a Muslim woman and a Christian man are now residing in Muslims' houses in the area of al-Huwayjī. [Nādyah Mutāwa' and 'Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, Feb. 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

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