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*/ The church released an official statement about the demonstrations of Copts in front of the Clerical Council demanding civil marriage. In the statement, Archpriest Ruways 'Iwayda, Secretary of the Council, said the Council itself is not entitled to give legislation, but rather an organization...
Church leaders have said that the recent speech given by Prime Minister Dr. 'Isam Sharaf mainly aimed to appease the situation in the country after protesters staged a sit-in in al-Tahrīr Square.
The social solidarity ministry staff are organising campaigns and visits to Coptic hostels for girls, based on a notice to the ministry from the public prosecutor, to search for Kāmīliyā Shihātah, a church source revealed.
The church launched a political campaign to encourage Copts to participate in political life and face political religious movements. The Virgin Mary and Archangel Church in al-Khalafāwi, Shubrā, hosted writer Fatimah Na'ūt to talk about the importance of political participation for Copts. Church...
Dozens of Copts staged on May 30 staged a protest in al-Urdunīyah square in the city of al-'Āshir Min Ramadān, al-Sharqia governorate, against the reported disappearance of an 18-year-old Coptic girl, Jaclyn Ibrāhīm Fakhrī. The demonstrators chanted slogans against the security apparatus for "...
Protesting Copts in Maspero rejected Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's advice and instruction to end the protest, and assured that the Pope has a value in their hearts but he does not have guardianship over them. This movement was a shock given that the Pope has never lost control of the church...
Coptic Christians in al-Minya are living in a state of grief and panic these days after the appearance of 'Alī Husayn Alī, who declared himself a leader of an organized gang to maintain control over two villages in the Upper Egyptian governorate.  
Residents of the villages of al-Badramān and Nazlat al-Badramān continue protesting in front of the public prosecution office and the military council in the ministry of defense. They filed reports to be rescued from 'Alī Husayn 'Alī and his armed men who took over the two villages, imposed itāwah...
Last Tuesday, a Muslim mob a few thousand strong gathered in front of Mar-Yuhanna (Saint John) church in al-Minya village of al-Qamādīr in Samallūt, some 240km south of Cairo, demanding that the church should be closed. They attacked the church and the Copts’ houses with stones and set on fire...
A number of 43 human rights organizations handle a letter to the armed forces complaining of the deterioration of the situation in Egypt and the mounting acts of violent against Copts without referring any offender to court. The letter includes the acts of violence against Copts like the Atfih...

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