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9. The Sheikh of Al-Azhar described persecution of Copts as allegations

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9. The Sheikh of Al-Azhar described persecution of Copts as allegations
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December 5, 1998
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Dr. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, described those claiming Copts are persecuted in Egypt as liars and their allegations have no logical basis.

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14. The judging of the Hamayouni law

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14. The judging of the Hamayouni law
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November 30, 1998
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Nashwá al-Dib
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Since the issue of the Ottoman decree known as the Hamayouni law in 1856 that concerns the building of churches, Christians have disagreed on whether this law is a blessing or a curse. The building of churches at that time equated mosque building with church building on condition that approval is received from the Sultan.

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13. The return of parts of the confiscated Coptic endowments

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13. The return of parts of the confiscated Coptic endowments
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November 29, 1998
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Mus‘ad Sadiq
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The Endowments Joint Committee that consists of representatives of the Egyptian-Coptic Endowment Authority has held a number of meetings and decided to return to the church a number of Coptic endowments that had been confiscated.

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10. The handing over of 93 feddans of endowments to the Church

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10. The handing over of 93 feddans of endowments to the Church
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October 14, 1998
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Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Mohammed Hamdi Zakzouk has agreed on the immediate handing over of 93 feddans (acres) , and 3 yards to the Coptic endowments.

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