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Council of Egypt’s Churches demand that international community rescue remaining Christians in Libya The Council of Egypt’s Churches announced, with great sorrow, the death of 21 Egyptian martyrs in Libya on account of their religious identity and offered condolences to their families. The Council...
  The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed alarm over the incomplete version of events presented in the High Council for Human Right’s report on the events that occurred in Egypt on January 25, 2015. The Ministry said that the report completely ignored that the Brotherhood plants many explosive...
I have read much about passive resistance, and I have studied the history of persecution which the Copts suffered under the Romans, and how they were able to overthrow the yoke of the Empire with passive resistance. The Copts lost half of their members to persecution at the hands of the Romans, so...
The Facebook page of Dr. Murād 'Alī, media advisor of the Freedom and Justice Party is subject to severe criticism in the light of the fatwá issued by Dr. 'Abd al-Rahmān al-Barr, Muftī of the Muslim Brotherhood, which stresses that Coptic Easter greetings are forbidden (Muhammad al-Sayyīd, al-Yawm...
Today (May 5, 2013) marks the return of the first Coptic delegation from Jerusalem. Last Sunday (April 28, 2013), around 310 Copts left Cairo and went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and to celebrate Easter there. The Coptic visitors to Jerusalem enjoyed their time there, despite the poor treatment...
Controversy surrounds Mursi's congratulatory Easter message to the Coptic community in Finland and Estonia. However, he did not send a similar message to the Copts in Egypt, who disapproved of his message because Mursi did not acknowledge their Christian festivities and occasions. Additional...
Dr. Khālid Saʿīd, official Salafī front spokesman, said that is not permissible for Muslims to greet non-Muslims on their feasts, and demanded that President Muḥammad Mursī poll associations of leading academics from the Azhar on responding to the invitation to Easter Mass. Saʿīd emphasized that...
Security forces were injured in clashes at the Cathedral in al-'Abbāsīyyah during a funeral for the victims of al-Khusūs incident, left two deaths and 100 wounded, 28 of them are policemen (Nirmīn Sulaymān, al-Yawm al-Sābi', Apr. 25, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
After the Easter celebrations, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II will leave for his first visit to the Diaspora churches in Europe. His trip will start with a visit to Italy and then to the Vatican, where he will meet the new Vatican Pope Francis I. A source of the Church revealed that Pope...
A controversial figure made a surprise appearance at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-'Abbāsīyyah during the presentation of condolences to the victims of the violence. Lieutenant General  Sāmī ‘Anān, criticized for his close links to the both the Mubarak regime and the rule of the Supreme Council of...
Last Tuesday, the independent Cairo daily al-Youm al-Sabei printed a story on a meeting between a number of Coptic figures and representatives of the presidency. Having myself been among those Coptic figures, I would like to cite here what actually took place in that meeting. Read full text in...
The wave of anger resulting from the film "Innocence of Muslims" discrediting the Prophet Muhammad continues. Protests oat the U.S. Embassy in Cairo developed to taking down the U.S. flag and raising a black flag. There were protests also against CNN in the United States demanding the expulsion of...
Bishop Bula of Tantā and spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox committee of candidates, said that the final voters tables and candidates lists will be announced on September 14, 2012. He added that the papal elections will be on Saturday, November 24, 2012 and the sacred lot will take place on...
The Constituent Assembly rejected the suggestion of Shihātah Muhammad Shihātah, lawyer and Manager of the Arab Centre for Integrity and Transparency, in its hearing session before the judiciary. Shihātah had called President Mursī--by the powers given to him as President--to replace 30 members of...
Egypt's Copts coalition denounced the Constituent Assembly line-up, saying that it underrepresents the Egyptian people. The coalition explained that the Assembly is controlled by the Islamic political  movements and called on the Azhar and the Church to withdraw from the Assembly. The article has...
The Coptic Orthodox election committee met on September 11, 2012 to determine the fate of the 17 candidates for the upcoming papal elections, consisting of seven bishops and ten monks. The final candidate list to be announced on September 12. There will be 15 days to file an appeal, then the list...
 Bishop Yuhannā Qultah, representative of the Coptic Catholic Church at the Constituent Assembly, said that the church will not withdraw from the Constituent Assembly unless Christian religion is offended. He said that he is against "Brotherhoodization" of the state and calling to open channels of...
Expatriate Copts calls to produce an offensive movie to Prophet Muhammad angered the three main Coptic denominations in Egypt (Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical). 'Ismat Zaqalamah, President of the so-called "Copts state", Maurice Sādiq, lawyer, and fundamental American priest Terry Jones had...
Muslims and Copts in Egypt were angered by expatriate Copts calls to produce a film offending Prophet Muhammad. Politicians described the film as not accepted by Egypt's Copts before Muslims. Kārim Radwān, an official at the Muslim Brotherhood Administration Office in Cairo, said that Muslims will...
Sohag Criminal Court will rule on September 11 in the case of the Coptic teacher who uploaded offensive images of Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook account. The Court witnessed a large umber of Islamists who were calling to defend Prophet Muhammad who was offended. Meanwhile, tight security...
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