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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,...

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