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“It is forbidden to give zakāt to non-Muslims.”  The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ released a fatwa [fatwā] a few days ago that caused controversy between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.  Egyptians were divided on social media with some rejecting and some supporting the fatwā.  The controversy about the fatwā...
In light of the controversy caused by the recent comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron, al-Ahrām Portal talked to three Coptic intellectuals who agreed that insulting Islam, religions in general, and prophets is unacceptable from a Christian perspective.  However, some of them also...
Bishop Angaelos [Anjilūs], the Pope’s secretary for the Coptic Orthodox dioceses of the USA, returned to Egypt this week and met Pope Tawāḍrūs II yesterday to discuss the demands of the priests and the congregation of t Northern Shubra, Cairo, which he supervised before he was appointed secretary...
Kamal Zākhir, the Founder of the Secular Coptic Current, has undergone a harsh attack on the social networking sites after the sermon he delivered in Mary Girgis Church at al-Qulalī district, Cairo; moreover, the sermon created controversy between the conservative and reformist currents in the...
“Christians have the eagerness to visit holy places exactly like that eagerness felt by Muslims to perform pilgrimage to the Ka’bah,” according to an informed church source who did not want his name mentioned. He denied that those trips to Jerusalem will have any effect on the decision adopted by...
Churches are leading a battle to add the term “civic (secular) state” in the constitution’s preamble according to the article. Bishop Antonius Azīz the representative of the Catholic Church in the Constituent Assembly ensured of the persistence of the three Coptic churches in adding this term to...
From Rāb’ah al-'Adāwīyyah platform (a square in Nasr City district where Morsi supporters are protesting), the MB’s Guide, or murshid, Dr. Muhammad Badī’, gave a speech to the protesters. He directed messages to the army, Azhar’s Grand Shaykh, and Pope Tawadros. He called the Azhar and army to...
A decision recently taken by Bishop Yūʾannis of Asyūt to obligate Christian women to wear proper clothes in churches has stirred controversy among Christians, a majority of whom rejected the decision, arguing that the Church’s role is to guide rather than impose behavioral rules. 
General al-Sīsī’s request for a popular delegation for him to nominate himself for presidency was well received among Coptic circles.
Zakhir: Candidates to succeed the Pope not guilty of spreading death rumor.  

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