An church source says that a meeting between Pope Shenouda III and MP Jamāl As‘ad is being set up.
This comes after the Pope was contacted by Dr. Mustafá al-Fiqī from the Shūrá Council, who told the Pope that As‘ad would like to apologize for any unnecessary attacks he may have made on the Church.
As‘ad also said that the Pope is like a godfather to him.
In addition, the article mentions that Bishop Kyrillos has announced the first annual memorial for the victims of the Naj‘ Hammādī massacre next January 11th, which will be attended by the victims’ families. The event will be open to the public.