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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
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...
Near thirty journalists gathered at the Cairo Foreign Press Association headquarters to gain insight on the process involved in selecting a successor to the recently deceased Pope Shenouda. Arab West Report presented its research on the subject, accepting also further inquiries.
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]...
Egyptian Christians are mourning the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch Shenouda III, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. Pope Shenouda (August 3, 1923 - March 17, 2012) was extremely popular among millions of common Christians. A charismatic reformer and an advocate of...
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).
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...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III led the Eastern Orthodox Christmas Mass at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-'Abbāssīyah, attended by members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur...
Lex Runderkamp, the journalist responsible for the “news report” of NOS-TV on the tensions surrounding a church under construction in Mārīnāb, responded to the commentary about his film in Arab-West Report in a text I promptly translated for Arab-West Report and gave to Lamīs Yahyá, author of our...
Following the NOS reporting and responses I asked Lamis Yehya, who had joined me in the visit to Mārīnāb to come to our office in Cairo.  
For the first time, the General Coptic Organization in Egypt publish an advertisement in Watanī to recommend candidates for the coming parliamentary elections in the first phase. [Reviewer's Note: these candidates represent the opinion of the organization and not the church.]  
An Egyptian Coptic delegation flew to Lebanon on November 14 to attend the first conference organized by the European Union (EU) to discuss the conditions of Christians in the Middle East region.
Egyptian churches along with the Evangelical denomination in Egypt refused the European Parliament (EP)'s "Joint Motion for Resolution" document that condemns Egypt. The Motion said that Copts are being persecuted in Egypt. On the other hand, the Coptic Catholic Church refused to comment. A Coptic...
  The Coptic Church rejected the demands raised by some U.S. think tanks for an alternative homeland for Copts. A large number of bishops and priests stressed the necessity of confronting such demands which fuel sectarian tension in Egypt and the Middle East.
Maspero Youth coalition divided over whether Maspero incidents should be internationalized or not. On the other hand, hundred of Copts in Austria protested off Hofburg Palace, where the Austrian President reside, and the Austrian Federal Chancellery, residence of Chancellor of Austria, and ...
Five thousand expatriate Copts protested in front of UNESCO in Paris condemning Maspero incidents and chanting slogans against the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Egyptian government. This article has no link online.
Pope Benedict XVI called on political leaders to resist the temptation to hate as he marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Italy.
On July 9, 2011, Dr. 'Ismat Zaqalamah broadcasted a video on the internet where he stated ten points to establish a Coptic State to protect Copts who are colonized by Arabs [as he claimed]. He added that 25 percent of the Egyptian resources will go to Christians because they total 25 million....
 'Ismat Zaqlamah is a doctor who emigrated to United States of America in the 1970s, where he established a Coptic Coalition. He later published a newspaper entitled, "Voice of the Copts," which is characterized with exaggeration and work to mould U.S. public opinion against Egypt.
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