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The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches decided to leave the dialogue because there was no clear agenda.  The third session of the national dialogue concerned the appointment of 90 members of the Shūrá, the Upper House, after the office of the President had asked the political...
The three main Christian denominations in Egypt stressed that they did not call Copts to boycott the constitutional referendum. They argued that Copts may choose what they want whether to boycott or participate in the yes-or-no referendum. 
Judicial circles are discontented over attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood to sack Vice President of the Supreme Judicial Court Tahānī al-Jibālī over what they called “her animosity against the Brotherhood”.
“The principles of monasticism force monks not to crave for the position. In the past, the monks used to escape it but when bishops agree on one of them they used to bring him shackled in chains and put him on the chair of Saint Mark the Apostle,” said Bishop Pachomius in statements. He added that...
Also, in al-Dustūr Newspaper, Majdī Fikrī and Hānī Samīr wrote that the all three churches refused to direct their people to either participate or not in the referendum. 
Under the motto "Returning to God…prayers for Egypt," more than 300,000 Copts gathered in prayers held by the Egyptian Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches at the Saint Sam'ān al-Kharāz Monastery, in the al-Muqatam area, to pray for the nation's peace and stability.
Head of the Egyptian union for human rights, Najīb Gibrael, said that the ministry of defense agreed on re-building the Virgin Mary and Bishop Antonius church in Qena governorate.
A number of human rights activists agreed that the unified law regulating the construction of houses of worship in Egypt would not end the recent sectarian strife over the issue. Hāfiz Abū Si'dah, Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), said the law would settle 70-80% of the...
Security forces succeeded in finding Jackline Ibrāhīm Fakhrī on June 2, 2011, after her mysterious disappeared on May 21, 2011. Jackline is a Coptic student who disappeared in al-'Āshir min Ramadān area [10th of Ramadan]. Her father said to the papers that he was informed by the police to come and...
The Egyptian center for human rights called for retrying the defendants involved in the 'Ayn Shams church incidents before civil courts after military courts sentenced three Copts to imprisonment terms. Considering the tough circumstances the country is going through, defendants need to stand...

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