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Security forces in al-Minya successfully arrested the prime defendant in burning and looting the Bishop Mūsá Church in the events that followed the dispersal of Rab’īah and Nahdah’s sit-ins on the 14th of August. General Usāmah Mitwallī the head of the Security department in Minya has received a...
The Libyan Ambassador to Egypt has said relations between Egypt and Libya will not be affected by the current diplomatic crisis over the imprisoned Copts and demonstrations outside the Libyan Embassy. He also mentioned the ongoing negotiations over the release of some of the detainees. The...
An official source has confirmed that some of the Copts imprisoned for proselytizing in Libya will be freed within hours. Three of the prisoners will be released with a fourth being held until the investigation into his case is finished (Zīyyād Hasan and Sanīyah Mahmūd, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Mar. 27...
Representatives of the family of the missing young woman, members of the security forces, representatives of the church and the Coptic community as well as prominent families from Beni Suef have met to discuss how to resolve the current crisis. It was agreed that the Coptic community would be given...
The father of the missing young woman accused priests of marrying her to a Coptic man and smuggling her out of the country almost a month ago based on information found in her diary. However, Ibrāhīm Hudayb, head of Beni Suef Security Department said that the missing young woman has contacted her...
The Beni Suef branch of the National Council for Human Rights has warned that they fear the ongoing events in Beni Suef are signs of a growing fitnah. They have called on all those involved to try and control the situation and come together to find a prompt solution to the crisis (Mustafá al-Bahār...
Matruh media center conducted a forum on March 18 about “the rights and responsibilities of citizens”. Representatives of the Church have held up the governorate of Matruh as an example of how to renounce and prevent violence and fitnah between religious communities. Bishop Bijīmī al-Anbā Būlā...
The Coptic Church will hold its first conference discussing divorce and second marriages at Wādī al-Natrūn in May. The conference will continue for four days, and will be attended by Pope Tawadros and over 100 bishops, priests, and legal advisers, and will be headed by Bishop Būlā of Tantā, head of...
In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
In his interview with Al-Waṭan, Anba  Bimen, Bishop of Naqādah and Qūs in Qena and the official on charge of the Crisis Management Committee of the Orthodox Church and the ecclesial relations between Egypt and Ethiopia, is celebrating his 25th anniversary of ordination in the next month. He spoke...
Background:Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on...
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During a Defence and Security Committee held Monday, April 22 at the Shūrá Council, Dr. Samir Marcos (Samīr Marqus), an assistant to the former President, emphasized that Egypt has witnessed armed violence against Copts and the Church for the last thirty years.The Committee was called for in order...
For the third time hundreds of protesters surrounded and blockaded a church that has been accused of converting, hiding, and smuggling a young Muslim young woman out of the country with a Coptic man. Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at the security forces and the church, and the police...
Violent clashes occurred off Virgin Mary Monastery at Jabal al-Tayr in Samallūt Township of al-Minya Governorate, between security forces and Copts from the village. Protesters threw stones at the police while the police responded with tear gas. A number of five people were arrested and two...
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