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During his weekly meeting at the ‘Abbāsiyyah Cathedral, Pope Shenouda III addressed a photographer wearing a t-shirt opposing Bishop Yu’annis and asked him to stay away from the bishop. The photographer, who has been involved in other similar controversies, is allegedly linked to Bishop Maximus. A...
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that celebrations for Pope Shenouda III’s 39th year as pope would go on as planned, despite recent threats by al-Qā‘idah. They will be held at the ‘Abbāsiyyah Cathedral next Saturday 14th. The Pope opened last Wednesday’s meeting at the Cathedral by thanking the...
A conference is set to be held today for reconciliation and forgiveness. It will be attended by Islamic and Coptic religious figures. Activist Najīb Jabrā‘īl said that the main goal is to clear the air after Bishop Bīshūy’s controversial comments. Jabrā‘īl accused the protestant church of...
Munsif Sulaymān, the representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the legal committee of the Ministry of Justice, said that the Personal Status Law for Christians is ready, and has been approved by the ministry following its approval by Pope Shenouda III. He says that the final step would be an...
The video sharing website YouTube broadcasted a video of one of the two “Ismailia Girls” from Qantarah Gharb, Muná ‘Abd Allāh Shenouda, announcing her conversion to Islam and denying rumours of her being kidnapped. There is still no information on the other girl. Coptic activist Najīb Jabrā‘īl...
The Church has banned all bishops and priests from speaking to the media throughout this week in fear of accidently causing fitnah. An ecclesial source says the pope’s recent apology to the Egyptian people is the first of its kind, which shows how much he values Islam and Muslims. Secular Coptic...
During a lecture in Faiyum, Bishop Bīshūy denied making offensive comments about the Qur'ān and expressed his support of the Islamic Research Academy’s call to ban defaming religions. Protestant leader, Jamāl As‘ad, says he considers Bīshūy’s latest comments a “convincing” apology, yet urges him to...
A number of activists calling themselves “activists in support of Kāmīliyā Shihātah” announced that demonstrations demanding her release will continue. They announced two demonstrations to take place next Friday in Cairo and Alexandria. Najīb Jabrā‘īl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human...
Dr. Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī is set to defend his Ph.D. thesis on second marriage for Copts next December at Cairo University. The thesis committee consists of Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, Dr. Ahmad Fathī Surūr, Pope Shenouda III, and Dr. Hassan ‘Abd al-Bāsit al-Jumay‘ī. Bibāwī claims that the thesis contains...
Islamic activists on Facebook announced they were planning a demonstration after today’s Friday prayers as part of a series requesting the return of Kāmīliyā Shihātah. They named the demonstration the “Lion’s Roar” and announced that it would also be supporting the religious satellite channels that...

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