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The Azhar has expressed its wish for friendly relations with the Vatican after ties have been cut for over two years. The Azhar and the Vatican are the two largest bodies to represent Islam and Christianity, respectively. In a statement released on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, the Azhar expressed...
In an unprecedented step in the history of the Catholic Church, the Vatican Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign from his position on February 28, 2013. This announcement has led to mixed reactions in the West (Gīhān Mustafá, al-Misrīyūn, Feb. 13, p. 6). Read original text in Arabic...
Relation religion and democracyIn this presentation I would like to outline that the basis for a democracy is in the first place the recognition of the equality and dignity of man and therefore the freedom of religion. And that subsequently a democratic system is base don that, characterised by...
On December 11 the SGP-delegation met with Coptic Catholic Bishop Qultah to hear his opinions following the tensions between Islamists and non-Islamists over the Constitution.  Diana Serodio translated from French into English. Following an introduction by Bishop Qultah SGP, delegation members...
Muhammad Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Rahman ‘Abd Allāh, an Egyptian Salafist who obtained the alias Shaykh Abū Ahmad as soon as he was approved as member of ‘Usāmah Bin Lādin’s al-Qā’idah network, said the jihādists do not recognize the state or ruler simply because he does not pursue the path of God. [‘Abd al...
An Egyptian league comprising Sufi Orders and Copts accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafī movements of trying to spread sedition in Egypt and divide the nation through a Zionist scheme. [Sa’īd ‘Alī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Sept. 29, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Expatriate Copts demanded from Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox acting PAtriarch, to postponed the Coptic Orthodox papal elections because some personnel are looking forward to occupy the papal seat. The article has no link online.
Abrām Louis, head of the "Victims of Abduction and Enforced Disappearance" movement, said that the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Cairo held closed meetings with a number of Coptic activists and movements about the persecution of Copts in Egypt.
Today’s overview tackles controversial statements by the former chief of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Muhammad Mahdī ‘Ākif in which he said that the MB will dominate the presidency, ministries embassies and all the state institutions and will also ikhwānize the people.
Al-Misrī al-Yawm published on July 15, 2012 an article entitled "Netherlands agree to grant political asylum to Egypt's Copts". In the article the Dutch Coptic Association was quoted saying "The Netherlands officially approved the Association's request to grant political asylum to Egypt's Copts,...

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