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The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedoms report grilled the ruling authorities in Egypt, which, it said, caused religious freedom violations, adding Egypt, the heart of the Arab Spring, has seen hope turning into panic after human rights deteriorations under the Supreme Council...
Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) endorsed an announcement of public morning in Egypt over the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, who passed away this week at the age of 89. [Walā’ Wahīd, al-Wafd, March 20, 2012] Read text in...
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]...
The Speaker of the People's Assembly, Dr. Sa'd al-Katatnī, mourned Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's death. Al-Katatnī said that Pope Shenouda devoted his life to serving his country, Christianity and Christians. "He lived as a loyal patriotic person who devoted his efforts to elevating the...
The White house mourned Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III and said in a short statement "Egypt and the whole world have lost a religious preacher who cannot be forgotten". Shaykh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates sent a consolation cable to Field Marshal...
Presidential hopefuls and a number of public figures expressed their condolences and deep sorrow for the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III. Namely, 'Amr Mūsá, Mansūr Hasan, Hamadīn Sabāhī, Dr. 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh and Hāzim Salāh Abū Isma'īl, Dr. Muhammad al-Barād'ī and Ahmad...
Major General Muhsin Murād, First Assistant Minister of Interior for the Cairo Security Department, said that the state of emergency would be extended for 24 hours after the people pay their last respects to Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III and the preparations for the burial end. The Cathedral...
Copts, who are brothers and partners in the nation, enjoy the rights to any state positions depending on efficiency just like any Muslim citizen except those of al-Azhar, said presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā. [Michel ‘Abd Allāh, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, March 18, p. 4] Read original text...
Egyptians across the country, both Muslim and Christian, are reacting with sadness to the death of Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Shenouda III, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 88 following a long battle with illness, according to state television and cathedral sources. - Ahmed al-Tayeb, the...
Constitutional expert Dr. Muhammad Nūr Farahāt reiterated rejection of the draft law on Hadd al-Hirābah (punishment for brigandage) forwarded by Salafī Member of Parliament ‘Ādil al-‘Azzāzī of al-Nūr Party, saying the law will cause discrimination among the sons of one nation. ['Abīr Mursī, al-...

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