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In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
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...

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