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The Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt greeted western Christians with Christmas (December 25, 2012) through their Twitter account on December 27. A number of activist on social-networking websites condemned the fatwá issued by the Islamic Legitimate Body of Rights and Reformation (ILBRR) that...
Jamāl Shamardal, a leading member of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in Beni Suef, held Priest Ishaq Kastūr of the ‘Izbit Marco Church of al-Fashn town, responsible for the escalated incidents in the governorate during the past few days.
The case of the three suspended Coptic Orthodox bishops initiated an argument during the Holy Synod meeting. It was decided that Bishop Tiklā of Dishnā would return and Bishop Mattias of al-Mahallah and Bishop Amonius of Luxor would remain suspended (Michael Fāris, al-Yawm al-Sābi', June 22, p. 3...
A delegation from the Presbyterian Church in America including Father Jean Dafris, Father Marshall Zeman, and Amgad al-Biblāwī, Regional Coordinator for the Middle East for the Christian Church in America, has visited Shaykh Al-Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyīb, this morning (Thursday) in the Shaykh's...
General Ahmad Yūsuf, the governor of Suez, has inspected the Church of “al-Ra’ī al-Sālih” (The Good Shepherd) for Catholic Copts and its school after it has been burnt completely during the protests by Morsi’s supporters (Michael Fāris, al-Yawm al-Sābi’, Aug. 25, p. 4). Read original text in Arabic...
Naguīb Jubra’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization stated that “the Copts are against the policies of the US and the EU and their calls for the protection of churches of Christian minorities. We are not in need of the US or Europe, we need our brethren in the homeland” (...
Copts in the Shūrá Council have requested a quota for Christians in the coming elections. Kamāl Sulaymān, an independent member of the Shūrá Council, stated that the individual system will benefit the Muslim Brotherhood and the former NDP member. Suzy Nāshid stated that the lists will allow the...
The Egyptian Bayt al-‘Āilah condemned terrorism by armed groups, which targets public and private facilities as well as churches and mosques in Egypt. It stated that it is an un-Islamic terrorist plot striving desperately to drown the state in an ocean of fitnah. Bayt al-‘Āilah calls for citizens...
Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the Egyptian people chose democracy as their path when they voted for the constitution of 2014.
However, there were some reservations about the assembly. Mīnā Thābit, the coordinator of the Egyptian Union for Minorities, stated that about 12% of the assembly is representative of religious institutions and 4% are representative of religious political parties. Thus, 16% of the committee is...

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