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Within the Coptic Orthodox Church lies a controversial issue: whether to remain strict in the separation of the Church from other churches since the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, or to open a real dialogue with other communities in order to overcome the differences of the past 16 centuries. 
In al-Tahrīr, four masked men opened fire at Saint Paul Church in Mantāy area in Shubrā al-Khaymah during a mass and kidnapped Abanoub (Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, Apr. 1, p. 20). Read original text in Arabic.
On Wednesday, December 19, the fourth session on the national dialogue initiated by the presidency was conducted by Vice President, Counselor Mahmūd Mikkī. Representatives of the three major Churches of Egypt attended the meeting.
Before the Coptic Orthodox altar lot that decided the new Coptic Orthodox Pope, candidates for the Coptic Orthodox papal seat promised to take care of hanging issues in the Church. 
During the fourth month of the Coptic calendar Koiak or Kiahk, praises are held in preparation for Eastern Christmas. [Note: The month of Koiak holds a special place in the rite of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is known as the Marian month because the Nativity according to the Coptic calendar ...
The Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement in support of the role played by the armed forces, and paying homage to the promise of  Col. Gen. Abdul Fatah al-Sisi (‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī), Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and...
The Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod during a meeting on Thursday (June 20, 2013), said that Copts are free to participate in the June 30 demonstration. The meeting also discussed non-Muslims, Personal Status Law, the return of the suspended Bishops, and monasticism developments (Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, ...
Al-Tahrīr reports on controversial reactions on the Constitutional declaration released by President Mursī on Saturday (December 8, 2012). While the three major Coptic Churches refrain from delivering any official statement regarding the Constitutional declaration, a large number of Coptic...
Bishop Makarios the Bishop of the al-Minya and Abū Qurqās Diocese has warned against the sentiments of bitterness between Copts and Muslims. He stated that Muslims and Copts will meet in educational institutions in the new academic year. The eyes of the Coptic students will tell their Muslim peers...
The caretaker of the Mar Girgis Catholic Church in Daljā, Bishop Ayūb Yūsif, stated that there are about 150 Coptic families who were evicted from the village. He stated that the people in Daljā still feel insecure and there is no security presence in the village. He argued that the armed forces...
The "Coptic Coalition for Egypt" has submitted a proposal including 20 articles to the Constituent Assembly yesterday to define a hearing committee for ten representatives from Coptic and human rights organizations in Egypt. All proposals that have been prepared by those organizations shall be...
Hānī Ramsis, member of the High Board of the Maspero Youth Union stated in the memorial event of the Maspero incident in the Cave Church in the Monastery of Saint Simon the Shoe Maker that no one yet has brought the perpetrators to justice (Peter Magdī, al-Tahrīr, Oct. 11, p. 7). Read original text...
The attack has left four citizens dead. There are suspicions that it might be the Muslim Brotherhood, especially because the leaders of the Rāba’ah sit-in did not hesitate to threaten the Copts in reprisal for their participation in protests on June 30 (Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, Oct. 22, p. 5). Read...
In what seemed to be a strong message to the perpetrators of the attack on Virgin Mary and the Archangel Michael Church in Warrāq, Bishop Dāwūd Ibrāhīm stated that he insisted that the church will not close for a single hour and that the Sunday School will proceed as usual. He mentioned that on the...
Archpriest Angelus Isḥāq, Secretary of Pope Tawadros II, said the church’s position regarding the constituent assembly has not changed, adding the decision to quit the panel was in agreement with other Christian denominations.
A spokesman for the president said a meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday (November 20) between President Muḥammad Mursī and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II was postponed over the death of the president’s sister Monday evening.
Egyptian churches confirmed their withdrawal from the constituent assembly as Priest Angelus, Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, said the church still sticks to its position about quitting the constitution panel, adding the president’s declaration is causing division among Egyptians.
Several voters entitled to contest the 17 candidates running for the papal chair of Saint Mark held a conference to press Bishop Pachomius and file lawsuits against his appointment as acting patriarch as the deadline to receive contests against the candidates expired on Sunday (September 30).  
The U.S embassy in Cairo published a statement as a warning to U.S citizens in Cairo, pointing to the existence of credible information to confirm the possibility of a terrorist attack against them.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution started questioning Ahmad ‘Abd Allāh, better known as Abū Islām, the owner of al-Omma (Nation) TV station, over reports lodged against him by lawyers Hāmid Hassan and Nāsir al-‘Asqalānī, members of the Egyptian Bar Association, that he was involved in...

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