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Muhammad Abū al-Dahab reports on news that the Coptic girl of al-Mahallah, Amal Zakī Nasīm – who disappeared last August may be kept at St. Dimyana Monastery in Jamasah.
The following lines provide a resume of the history of the celebration of the Holy Family celebrated annually in the Upper Egyptian village of Jabal al-Tayr. Moreover, the media shed light on the influence of the financial crisis in Egypt on the celebration.
The Diocese of al-Mansūrah, which contains seven churches, has complained about the NDP’s ignorance of its list of Coptic candidates for the upcoming local council elections.
Dr. Hasanayn Kushk conducted a study that revealed the increasing number of Christian prisoners in Egyptian prisons. The study presents numbers and percentages and discusses the possible reasons behind them.
Middle East Christians Association issued statistics on the number of churches and mosques in Egypt.
‘Alā’ al-Qahwajī reports on the surprising decision of State Security Investigation Department to cancel the National Democratic Party’s invitation to Muslim preacher ‘Amr Khālid to lead a religious seminar organized by the party.
A new alleged forced disappearance of an 18-year-old Coptic lady sparks protests in Egypt. The woman’s family and a considerable number of Copts are carrying out sit-ins at the church. The family accuses security forces of carelessness. Rumors spread about her escape to marry a Muslim colleague.
al-Aḥrār published a file about the three minorities in Egypt: Copts, Shī‘ah and Nubians. The file sheds light on the historic backgrounds and the current situations of these minorities. Nāhid al-Nibrāwī, editor of the file presents an observation of reality and viewpoints of minorities leading figures.
Days before the Shūrá Council elections, the electoral campaigns have witnessed heated battles between the candidates of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling National Democratic Party. Both struggling blocks have accused each other of violating the law and showing religious references on their electoral posters.
Rīhām Bilāl Sa‘īd is a Muslim young lady who disappeared from her family’s home in al-Daqahlīyah governorate. The family knew that their daughter married a Christian young man who was accused of kidnapping her and forcing her to convert to Christianity.