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The article is an interview with Ibrahim Fahmi Helal, the leader of the Coptic Nation Party [Umma al-Qibtiya], a right wing group that was established during the time of Pope Yousab. The group wanted the Coptic people to speak the ancient Coptic language and to cancel the constitutional articles that stipulate an official religion of the state and that the president should be Muslim. Members of the group deposed pope Yousab in an armed operation. He gives more details about the party and this incident.
The author expresses surprise at the fact that priests and bishops in some Orthodox Churches replace pictures of Jesus Christ crucified with nails in the palm of his hands with pictures showing nails in his wrists.
The Egyptian Administrative Court postponed a hearing in the lawsuit filed by a Coptic attorney, demanding the redemption of the Egyptian Deir Al-Sultan in eastern Jerusalem and handing it over to the Coptic Orthodox Church, to a court session on May 5.
The public relations manager of the Coptic Adventist Denomination in Egypt and three Orthodox fathers sent letters to Rose El-Youssef commenting on its articles on the Adventist Church.
"My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves" [The Bible, KJV, The Book of Mark, Chapter 11, Verse 17]. The words uttered by Jesus when he entered the Temple of Solomon, are pertinent over 2,000 years later, as hooligans intimidate visitors to a holy cave in Old Cairo.
Coptic heritage in Old Cairo area was the main theme of the 2nd conference on Coptic culture, held at the Mar Mina Monastery on October 10-12 and organized by the Lovers of Coptic Heritage Society (LCHS) in tandem with the monastery.
In an interview with Ākhir Sā‘a, Muslim thinker Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā has dismissed the possibility of having a religious state in Egypt for a number reasons.
A controversial building and store bought then sold by the pope reveals tax evasion and a lawsuit is being filed against the pope.
Positive reactions to the appointment of Copt, Maj. General Majdī Ayoub Iskandar, as governor of Qinā.
On December 13, Dream satellite channel broadcast a program on the reported forced Islamization of Christian girls in Egypt. TV host, Mr Wā’il al-Ibrāshī, invited Dr. Najīb Jabrā’īl and Coptic thinker Jamāl As‘ad to join him in the program.