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There have been wide reactions among the Civil Organizations of Human Rights, activists and rightful people regarding the results of the investigative report of the National Council for Human Rights in the Maspero incidents. There have been both opponents and supporters. The majority considered...
  Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh...
Lieutenant General Sāmī 'Anān, chief of staff and deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), stressed the importance of continued investigations into the Maspero incidents during the current period to recognize and penalize those who are involved in such incidents, and to...
The Military Prosecution denied rumors about accusing the deceased Mīnā Danīyāl [died in Maspero incidents] of incitement. [Danīyāl died during the Coptic protests in Maspero, which took place on October 9, 2011. Copts were protesting the burning of Saint George's Church in al-Marīnāb village in...
  Head of the Coptic Christian Church Pope Shenouda III today decided to cancel the celebration of his 40th year as Pope to stand in solidarity with martyrs’ families.   The Pope decided to cancel the celebration both because of the poor situation in Egypt and because the Copts recently lost 23 of...
The murder of the student Ayman Nabīl Labīb at the hands of his classmates at Mallawī High School after a fight with the latter during break time has raised many question marks. Have our schools turned into enclaves for thuggery? Has thuggery, which has recently become one of the distinctive...
Subhī Sālih, the Muslim Brotherhood's prominant leader, revealed that the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) needs the MB in the next parliamentary elections to complete the organizational structure. He added that the MB and FJP is seeking to apply Sharī'ah gradually.   Read original text in Egypt
"Muslims and Christians being together is the goal in Egypt and in the whole world...Praying to God to achieve peace is a path to open our hearts and ask God to give us wisdom, courage and strength to drive us toward the future," Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt said during...
Salafī al-Nūr Party will hold a rally in Hārit al-Yahūd, also know as the Jews' alley, in al-Manshyah area in Egypt. Jews resided in this area in the 1960s, and it later became a place of criminal activity and drug dealing. The rally will present procedures to fight this negative phenomenon in...
The governors' council discussed with Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister, the preparations for the upcoming elections. The PM also called for a fast counting of unlicensed churches to be included in preparing the draft law that will regulate building houses of worship. Read original text in Arabic
The Freedom & Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, launches on October 28 its first newspaper bearing the same name of the party, which is the second in history of the group. The first newspaper in the history of the Brotherhood was issued by founder Hasan al-Bannā under...
The Military Prosecution ordered the release Father Philopater Jamīl, priest of the Virgin Mary and St. Youhana Church in Faysal, on recognition of his religious capacity after being interrogated over accusations of inciting unrest, disturbing peace and security, manipulating religion in sparking...
Firm plan to secure elections Machinery to put voting of Egyptians in abroad into effect Calculation of Christian worship houses, legalization their status The government stressed the importance to firmly face instigation and thuggery. In addition, the Council of Ministers announced, at the end of...
George Shaker, priest of the Evangelical Church, the general secretary of Evangelical Community in Egypt and Deputy Head of Evangelical Community in Africa, announced his refusal of any foreign interference in the home affairs between Muslims and Copts. He stressed his refusal to be strong with...
In response to a question about holding “Mar Girgis Moulid” (Birthday of St. George) at Rizeigat – Upper Egypt and the fear of Christians from gatherings after Maspero incidents, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III reiterated in his weekly sermon yesterday “Do not be afraid.” Bishop Marcos, Bishop...
  Last May, I wrote an article in this very place entitled "Copts…Please stand steadfast" when I recognized that many Egyptian Christians increasingly have the feeling that they have become strangers in their own country and that their lives are no longer secure enough.  
 Under the title “For Peace in Egypt”, the Armenian Catholic Denomination” organized a joint prayer for Christian and Muslim denominations at St. Therese Armenian Catholic Church, Heliopolis, Cairo.  His Grace Bishop Krikor, patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church, declared that participants in...
  The Cabinet, in its meeting today headed by Dr. Isām Sharaf, discussed the draft law responsible for organizing the procedures of constructing, maintaining and renovating houses of worship. The draft law delegates the governors each within his governorates to follow up on the authorization for...
  Dr. Mustafá Amīn, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiques reviewed yesterday with Pope Shenouda Patriarch of Alexandria and the Sea of Sr. Mark the projects of the Coptic antiques renovation in the different governorates which the council accomplished as, for example, the...
It was political venom wrapped in an enigmatic meaningless black comedy. This is the right description that applies to the annual U.S. report on religious freedoms in Egypt, released on September 13, 2011.
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