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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
With a touch of humor throughout, Mgr. Michael Fitzgerald introduced his role as the Vatican Ambassador to Egypt to a delegation of mostly Catholic Austrian students and professors from the University of Vienna. This visit was organized by Arab-West Report and was also attended by some staff and...
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
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,...
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...
This is a comment on an article with a similar title published on April 13 on a blog called “Salamamoussa. Reclaiming Egypt,” named after Salāmah Mūsá (1887-1958). He was a well-known journalist, writer, and advocate of secularism and Arab socialism who was born into a wealthy, land-owning Coptic...
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...
Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā, Islamic thinker and presidential hopeful, greeted Copts through his Facebook account and attended the celebrations at the Evangelical church in Heliopolis. Muhammad al-Barād’ī, for his part, greeted Copts through his Twitter account. Lt. General Husām Khayr Allah, a...
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). As soon as Pope...
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.]  
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