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Mīlād Hannā, a Coptic thinker, claims there is persecution against Christians as they are not getting their rights, and therefore they feel like second-class citizens. He added that the second article is not only terrifying Copts but also all of Egypt, because it led to a state of instability. He...
The phone call made by Muslim Brotherhood murshid (guide) Muhammad Badī' to Coptic Pope Shenouda III after the latter's return from a treatment trip in the United States and the pope's phone call back to Badī' brought about an air of optimism for the relations between the two sides.
 Pope Shenouda postponed returning from Monastery of Saint Bīshūy (Dayr Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn that was scheduled in Sunday December 12, 2010. Pope didn't state the time of his arrival but its expected that it will be before his well-known weekly sermon in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox...
An church source says that a meeting between Pope Shenouda III and MP Jamāl As‘ad is being set up. This comes after the Pope was contacted by Dr. Mustafá al-Fiqī from the Shūrá Council, who told the Pope that As‘ad would like to apologize for any unnecessary attacks he may have made on the Church....
The "Copts' Right to Divorce" society has expressed its optimism that a civil law on personal affairs for Copts will be passed, given the appointment of Jamāl As‘ad to the People's Assembly. A prominent figure in the society who asked not to be identified said that As‘ad is known for his opposition...
With the parliamentary elections on the horizon, says Ahmad, the question arises as to whether Copts themselves have decided to stay out of politics or whether they were forced to do so by the state. Secular leader Kamāl Zākhir says that Coptic reluctance to participate in the elections goes back...
The Church has banned all bishops and priests from speaking to the media throughout this week in fear of accidently causing fitnah. An ecclesial source says the pope’s recent apology to the Egyptian people is the first of its kind, which shows how much he values Islam and Muslims. Secular Coptic...
As‘ad compares Bīshūy’s comments about Egypt being originally Coptic to Zionism, and his comments about the Qur'ān’s distortion to the American Pastor’s mass Qur'ān burning. He says that Bīshūy’s comments are not only offensive to Muslims, but to anyone who believes in freedom of religious belief....
During a lecture in Faiyum, Bishop Bīshūy denied making offensive comments about the Qur'ān and expressed his support of the Islamic Research Academy’s call to ban defaming religions. Protestant leader, Jamāl As‘ad, says he considers Bīshūy’s latest comments a “convincing” apology, yet urges him to...
A campaign improving Bīshūy’s public image started yesterday with a television program presented by Bishop Armiyā on the Church’s Aghābī Satellite Channel. The program received phone calls from various Bishops all claiming Bīshūy to be misquoted and that he meant no disrespect to the Qur'ān. Kamāl...

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