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Meanwhile, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the “police and army forces’ failure to protect houses and property of Copts in the village, adding arson is a crime that should have no place for conciliation. [Hānī Danyāl and Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Feb. 19, p. 1] Read text in...
Local leaders managed to contain a sectarian fitnah in Mīt Bashār as Muslim elders of the village formed human shields to protect the church and Copts’ houses there until security agencies found Rānyā in the house of one of her relatives in Cairo. The girl, who was handed over to the al-Zaqāzīq...
Pope Tawadros assured that the Church welcomes any person that wants to attend the Christmas mass and requests an invitation, but it shall not distribute invitations to anyone. He added that he appreciates the role of the state institutions in securing the Churches (Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Dec. 29, p...
Pope Tawadros assured that the Church welcomes any person that wants to attend the Christmas mass and requests an invitation, but it shall not distribute invitations to anyone. He added that he appreciates the role of the state institutions in securing the Churches (Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Dec. 29, p...
Watanī reports about the weaknesses and problems of reconciliation sessions that Copts recently have had to sit for in Badrmān and Nazlit ‘Ābid. It stated that in the absence of rule of law Copts are forced to sit in these sessions (Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Dec 15. p. 8) Read original text in Arabic.
In the absence of swift justice and rule of law, a number of Egyptian governorates witnessed assaults on Christians and their properties over the last week. Archbishop ‘Abd al-Quddūs of Al-Fishn Diocese in Beni Suef stated that a group of thugs attacked  and demolished part of an old house annexed...
Coptic Orthodox Bishop Makāriyyūs‎ of al-Minyā said an agreement was signed between the church and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment to allow monastic life at St. Makāriyyūs‎’ Monastery in Wādī al-Rayyān within the area agreed upon.
Egyptian actress Munā Zakī launched, through her personal account on Twitter, a hashtag named “I Am Egyptian, the Cross Does Not Offend Me.” This represented Zakī’s objection to the idea of banning the placing of the Cross on churches as a part of the draft law on building churches in Egypt,...
Anba Bīmin, Coptic Orthodox Bishop of the dioceses of Qaws and Naqāḍa and rapporteur of the Crisis Management Committee of the Holy Synod, visited the survivors of the massacre of al-Rawḍa Mosque in Bi’r al-`Abd, and who were brought to the hospitals of Isma`īliya. 
Security forces prevented Coptic worshipers from attending a mass prayer this morning in the village of Nazlit al-Nakhl in Abū Qurqās, Minya, on the pretext of fear of possible attacks by some extremists in the village.

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