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Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, participated on behalf of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī in the celebration for the 800th anniversary of the meeting of Saint Francis of Assisi with Sultan al-Kāmil al-Ayyūbī. The celebration was led...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), is delivering next Friday sermon at the Azhar for the first time, which will be attended by ministers and scholars of the Azhar, according to Shaykh Salāmah ‘Abd al-Qawī, the official spokesman for the awqāf (...
President Muhammad Mursī will meet next week with patrons of the Coptic Orthodox Church outside Egypt, who have been in Cairo to participate in the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 6] Read text in Arabic
Al-Akhbār of Dec. 15 published a front-page report on the Egyptian foreign ministry's summoning of Dutch ambassador in Cairo Susan Blankhart to express Egypt's strong condemnation of Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilder' book defaming Islam.
Several relatives of the suspects gathered outside the courthouse and affirmed that the suspects were innocent of any charges pressed against them. 
Major General 'Abd al-'Azīz Qūrah received notification of hundreds of villagers gathering in front of a Muslim’s house following these rumors. Consequently, the security forces managed to control the situation and the investigation revealed that the owner of the burnt house was making bread when...
The Coptic Orthodox Church sent a congratulatory letter to the Shaykh of al-Azhar and the Grand Muftī and some political figures in which Pope Tawadros II congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr ('Amād Khalīl, al-Masrī al-Yawm, Aug. 9). Read original text in Arabic.
The Vatican Pope Francis I washed the feet of 12 inmates including two girls, one of them is Serbian Muslim, who was born in Rome and the other is an Italian Catholic (Author not mentioned, al-Sabāh, Mar. 30, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic.
There are new signs of fitnah tā'ifīyah in the town of al-Wastá of Beni Suef Governate. Al-Sabāh reported about a number of anti-Christians pamphlets that were distributed in al-Wastá, in addition to, flyers that were against Saint George Church (Mār Jirjis). The messages accused Saint George...
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated yesterday that the U.K. intends to classify “Islamic extremism” as an ideology that is distinct from Islam as a heavenly religion. This comes in the context of the government’s response to the killing of a British soldier on the street in the U.K. (‘Abd...
According to the author, articles two and three of the new constitution have maintained national unity as Article II stated that Islam is the religion of the state and Article III gave rights to Copts and Jews to refer to their own codes in personal status and religious affairs. Dr. Abd al-Fattāh...
Al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper looks at the reasons why different areas in Egypt with a high population of Copts have voted in favour of the draft Constitution in the first stage of the referendum and are expected to vote "yes" in the next stage also. 
The results of the first phase of the plebiscite, announced unofficially on December 16, show that Islamic movements with all its powers, religious discourse and executive resources failed to convince more than 56.5 per cent of the total number of eligible voters to approve the Constitution (Author...
Salafī and Islamic protesters demonstrating off the Supreme Constitutional Court prevented Counselor Māhir al-Bihayrī, Court President, yesterday (December 16) from entering the Court to do his job. Consequently, the Court had to halt its sessions indefinitely. 
Minister of Civil Aviation Samīr ‘Imbābī ended a crisis between EgyptAir and flight hostesses after approving 21 out of 23 requests to wear the hijāb but declined to respond to any financial demands due to ailing financial conditions in the national carrier. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misryūn, Nov...
Mehmet Görmez, head of Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic authority in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said that celebrations of Christmas and New Year is idolatry and heretic. 
Rāmī Lakah, for his part, stressed that there are 13 Coptic Members of Parliament , expressing his optimism for a consensus
Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.
The Armed Forces greeted Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Christians for Christmas.
In an interview to al-Dustūr,  Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī said that the new Constitution did not meet Egyptian demands, for instance, a civil state, democracy, citizenship, women’s rights, child’s rights, freedom, and eliminating all sorts of discrimination. 

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