Hassan Shihāta, coach of the national soccer team, recently attended a Church-organized soccer tournament and encouraged young Copts to dedicate themselves to the sport.
Extremists’ campaigns are growing over a project to develop religious education and modify theological textbooks inside schools in a bid to render religious curricula more tolerant and accepting of the others, through the emphasis on common values.
Work being done on Virgin Mary Church in Zamālik is promised not to affect its unique architecture.
An article explaining the reasons behind Pope Shenouda’s recent decision to limit bishops’ travel to only trips which have his express permission.
Muhammad ‘Alī Ibrāhīm retells the story of a woman who presents herself provocatively in some settings and conservatively in others, reflecting on Egyptian society’s attitudes towards women.
Modifications in Islamic school curricula have triggered recent controversy. Amidst claims that the change was the outcome of pressure from abroad, Muftī of the Republic Shaykh ‘Alī Jum‘a emphasizes that the changes were meant to promote the spirit of tolerance in Islam.
Both Muslim as well as Christian clerics and intellectuals in Egypt are vehemently rejecting the idea of having Coptic students studying Muslim theology at the Azhar University.
Clergymen and civil observers reject involving the church in political matters and assert the spiritual and social roles of the church.
The article compares religious newspapers issued by the three Christian denominations in Egypt: Al-Kirāzah by the Coptic Orthodox Church, Hāmil al-Risālah by the Catholic Church and Al-Tarīq by the Protestant Church.
Sāmih Mahrūs comments on Ibrāhīm ‘Īsá’s writings. Ibrāhīm ‘Īsá, editor-in-chief of al-Dustūr newspaper, has the talent to compare and contrast between differing views.
Muhammad ‘Alī Ibrāhīm writes about the new alliance between Expatriate Christians and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The press reported on Easter celebrations. The annual Easter mass celebrated at the Cathedral was reported. Prominent governmental and Islamic figures attended the mass, in addition to the American ambassador to Cairo. Muhammd al-Barādi‘ī, former head of the International Agency for Nuclear Energy...
A comprehensive review of reactions to the Supreme Administrative Court ruling obliging the Coptic Orthodox Church to remarry divorcees under any circumstance. Copts have shown their support for Pope Shenouda’s stance against the ruling by signing numerous petitions and by demonstrating at the...
Sectarian clashes erupted in Marsá Matrūh when Copts built a fence that violated restrictions.
This article reports on the high turnout of Copts who want to nominate themselves in the coming parliamentary elections on the lists of the National Democratic Party as well as opposition parties.
Al-Jumhūrīyah interviews Dr. Rif‘at al-Sa‘īd, president of al-Tajammu‘ political party.
In spite of the tragic violence at Naj‘ Hammādī, the Egyptian press adhered to its annual tradition of publishing a considerable number of articles about Christmas and many Christmas greetings and Christmas-related arguments. President Mubārak greeted Pope Shenouda and the Coptic public in Egypt...
After almost a month since the latest Marian apparitions were said to have taken place in different places, the Holy Virgin and the apparitions are still highly topical in the press. The articles this week were less about the incident and more on reflections on it. Al-Fajr presented an article...
A person attacked a Jewish synagogue in downtown Cairo. The attack resulted in no damage and the culprit was arrested and proved to be suffering of drug addiction. It was also said that he was formerly a member of an “extremist group” in the 1980s.
The article highlights different points of view around the application and usefulness of ‘Urfī sessions in sectarian events.