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Activist Bahā’ Ramzī, President of the Dutch Coptic Commission, revealed that a three-hour-long meeting had been held in the Hague with a large delegation of Dutch Coptic Commission members and some Egyptian Organizations in Holland. This meeting was intended to shed light on the truth of the...
The three Coptic Churches have welcomed the resignation of the government of Dr. Hāzim al- Biblāwī and stated that the timing was right. They requested the formation of a technocratic government in order to fulfill the demands of the revolution. They requested that the new government strengthens...
One thing on the priority list of Pope Tawadros II is to change the Papal Elections Law, also known as "the 1957 Law". The last papal elections had taken place according to this law. All three candidates had at that time agreed to change it. There was a popular demand to amend the law in order to...
The Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic movement, said that it will not speak out in favor of a presidential candidate until the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission has officially announced the final candidate list. The movement assured that its members are free to support any of the presidential...
For the first time, Pope Tawadros II was accompanied by the Grand Imam of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, when he led the meeting of the Bayt al-A’ilah (the Egyptian Family House, name of an initiative of the Azhar for Muslim-Christian dialogue). The meeting was organized by Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq...
Coptic movements differed on taking part in the celebrations of the third anniversary of the January 25th 2011 Revolution. Some movements, such as the Maspero Youth Union stated that they are not participating in the events of January 25th, refusing to give a cover to the Muslim Brothers to take...
Bishop Kirolos of Nag’ Hamādī stated that the results of the constitutional referendum that were announced were pleasing. He also stated that he supports holding the presidential elections before the parliamentary elections. The Coalition of Egypt’s Copts stated that they are happy with the results...
Bishop Yūhannā Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt, declined to comment on Mursī’s victory in the presidential election. [ʿAbd al-Wahāb Shaʿbān, al-Wafd, June 26, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
In 2013, the Egyptian Church has gone through a lot. It has defeated sadness after the burning of churches in the aftermath of the dispersal of Rabā’ah and al-Nahdah sit-ins. It also took part in the constitution-drafting process and is undertaking its responsibilities in constructing a civil state...
The President’s formation of a 10-member expert committee of jurists responsible for amending the constitution has found controversy among Copts. Some remarked that the Coptic representation has been neglected in the committee  whereas others claimed that it is an apolitical technical committee...

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