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The Church confirms its refusal to authorize second marriage for divorced Copts, in spite of a ruling in the Supreme Administrative Court obliging the church to allow remarriage. Pope Shenouda stated that nothing on Earth can force the church to violate its doctrine or Biblical teachings. Legal...
Sectarian clashes erupted in Marsá Matrūh when Copts built a fence that violated restrictions.
12-13 people were detained under alleged charges of Evangelization. Al-Misrī al-Yawm was the only newspaper to report today on the release of the detained.
Earlier this month news was reported about the Blessed Virgin Mary apparition over a church in al-Warrāq in Giza. The apparition has created huge controversy in Egypt, especially as it was reportedly followed by other successive apparitions in different places in Cairo. Muslims and Christians...
The Marian apparitions reported in different places in Cairo and Giza seems to have reopened old wounds between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church. While Pope Shenouda III expressed his contentment at the apparitions as a blessing; Evangelical church leaders seemed to doubt the...
Islamic scholars and religious leaders assert that the niqāb is not an Islamic religious duty. Dr. Ma’mūn al-Basyūnī criticizes the exaggerated superficial religiosity in Egypt and the increasing sexism in society.
Al-Qardāwī says he is not against Christians celebrating their holidays, but against Muslims exaggerating Christmas celebrations.
After apologizing for Muhammad ‘Imārah’s offensive book against Christianity, the Islamic Academy Research is considering republishing the book.
Dayrūt is threatened by the peril of sectarianism. People from the Upper Egyptian village appear to have a bad track record with the security forces and Islamist attacks. A considerable number of people from the village believe that the church is hiding Romānī, the young Coptic man who distributed...
Al-Ahrār resumes its coverage of Mansūr Abū Shāfi‘ī’s research on Sayyid al-Qimnī’s writings on God, Prophet Muhammad and the Qur’ān.
The apparitions of the holy Virgin in al-Warrāq in Giza are still stealing the media limelight in Egypt. While thousands of people are still longing for further apparitions, others doubt them and attribute them to a scientific phenomenon. The Coptic Orthodox Church’s official report is still...
The following reviews a number of articles published in Rose al-Yūsuf magazine about the current situation of journalists and journalism in Egypt. Some authors highlighted the low salaries of journalists, and others touched on the current defects in journalism and journalists in Egypt.
Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī issued a fatwá prohibiting Christmas celebrations and with the sale of Christmas decorations in Islamic countries. This year, observers of al-Musawwar noted raises in the prices of Christmas products in Egypt
The Azhar has decided to confiscate Muhammad ‘Imārah’s book ‘Taqrīr ‘Ilmī’ [Academic Report] because it offends Christianity. However, Najīb Jibrā’ī declared that he would not give up the lawsuit he filed against ‘Imārah accusing him of defaming Christianity in his writings.
Many Muslims and Christians participated in the funeral of the four Copts who died while trying to rescue a Muslim man who had fallen into a cesspool.
The National Council for Human Rights will reword its report on the incidents of Naj‘ Hammādī due to the strong language of primary report drafted by Georgette Qillīnī. The press also highlighted tensions between Qillīnī and Bishop Kyrillos. Pope Shenouda’s Wednesday sermon witnessed angry Coptic...
The National Council for Human Rights discussed the investigation of its fact-finding committee. The final report of the council will be produced by delegated members of the council, and presented soon to the President of the Republic. Meanwhile, the press reported that the bullets removed from the...
Three men led a drive-by attack against Copts on Coptic Christmas Eve, Wednesday night, in the town of Najc Hammādī in Upper Egypt. The bloody incidents resulted in the deaths of six young men and a policeman who was guarding the church.  
The People’s Assembly yesterday held a session to discuss the Christmas criminal attacks in Naj‘ Hammādī. MP Georgette Qillīnī led a heated argument and criticized the governor of Qena for ignoring Copts’ welfare and for his reluctance to defend Copts. Bishop Kyrillos does not seem optimistic about...
A Coptic organization called on Copts inside Egypt and abroad to organize a strike on September 11 in memory of the Coptic victims of sectarian attacks over the past 28 years. The call created controversy. While many supported it as a protest against the hardship of Copts’ reality in Egypt, others...

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