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In a related development, Bishop Bisantī of Hilwān and Ma’sarah denounced rumors, circulated by some websites, about Pope Tawadros mobilizing Coptic businessmen to withdraw their trust funds from Egyptian banks. He added that rumors like this depict Copts as if they are looking for their own...
Bishop Marqus of Helwan and al-Ma’sarah denied any recommendations given by the Holy Synod to any of the candidates for the papal elections. Moreover, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles said that he will meet with a number of priests and bishops who will vote for the next patriarch and will discuss...
“Christians have the eagerness to visit holy places exactly like that eagerness felt by Muslims to perform pilgrimage to the Ka’bah,” according to an informed church source who did not want his name mentioned. He denied that those trips to Jerusalem will have any effect on the decision adopted by...
The three Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches expressed discontent over the constituent assembly in its current lineup as several political powers quitted due to differences between the majority MPs and independent legislators regarding the rates of representation inside the panel. The...
Coptic lawyer Najīb Jabrā’īl, the chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization (EUHRO), called for canceling the public prosecutor’s decision to place underage Coptic girl Rānyā Khalīl in a care house for girls, terming the decision as “arbitrary”. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd,...
Fr. André Zakī, the vice president of the Evangelical Community Council, stated that churches will not request exceptional security during Christmas and assured that Egypt will pass this phase. He added that they will not tell the people how to vote, but that they must participate actively in the...
Al-Wafd reports about the campaigns for the constitutional referenda that took place since the January 25 Revolution. It states that these campaigns have often referred to religious sentiments despite alerts from the civil (secular) forces about the dangers of this sort of mobilization (‘Abd al-...
Rāmī Kāmil, the head of the Maspero Youth Union, stated that the Badrmān conflict will end as ‘Atfīh’s fitnah did with an unofficial reconciliation council and that the truth will be concealed due to the absence of the state. He added that the state is not fulfilling its primary responsibility of...
Churches are leading a battle to add the term “civic (secular) state” in the constitution’s preamble according to the article. Bishop Antonius Azīz the representative of the Catholic Church in the Constituent Assembly ensured of the persistence of the three Coptic churches in adding this term to...
The Holy Synod shall hold a meeting Thursday (November 21). A Church source stated that the committees of the Holy Synod have completed their work and prepared a development plan for the churches and Copts. Bishop Basanti denied that the Coptic quota is an issue raised for discussion (Abd al-Wahāb...

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