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Undersecretary of the Coptic Orthodox papacy, Hegumen Ibrām Imīl (Abram Emil), said that the committee in charge of codifying the status of the churches as well as service annexes and premises had agreed to legalize the status of 16 churches and service buildings in Alexandria. According to Ibrām...
The Christians of the Shubra district (Greater Cairo) confirmed having voted for ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, saying that there is no one like him when it comes to governing Egypt. The electoral race ended last Wednesday. Since al-Sīsī took down the Brotherhood, he spared no effort in openness and...
CTV interviewed Pope TawāḍrūsII following the opening of the first Coptic Church in Japan during his first ever visit to the country. “We built the church upon the request of Copts in Japan so that they do not feel isolated,” said the Pope. A priest from Australia will be delegated to serve...
Pastor Rūīs Mikhā’īl of the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Rūīs in Bahrain that the Coptic Orthodox Churchin Bahrain is considering constructing a base during the upcoming period, after having acquired a piece of land, provided by the Bahraini monarch King Ḥamd bin ʿĪsā al-Khalīfa as a...
Infirād website presents a number of facts about the new administrative capital church, which will be built at the request of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, during his Christmas mass speech.
“This design is preliminary and not final,” said Rev. Būlus Ḥalīm, official spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, commenting on a picture of the cathedral in the new administrative capital, which was released by al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ and signed by Pope Tawāḍrūs II. 
In accordance with the provisions of the new law on church construction, Dr. Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, Governor of Suhāj, approved the rebuild of the Coptic Evangelical al-Rasūliyya Apostolic Church in al-Ghurayzāt village of al-Marāgha Center. 
Although the first Coptic church built on the land of one of the Gulf states is over 80 years old, the construction of churches in the gulf and the service of the Christian clergy there is a dilemma that requires continuous understanding.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, believes that there are positive developments happening in the country, as evidenced by the adoption of a church building law after 160 years, including the repair of churches that were attacked in 2013. The Coptic...
Bishop Marqus is Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Cairo since 1978. On more than one occasion, Bishop Marqus has rejected Coptic activists' allegations that Copts in Egypt are persecuted by the Egyptian government or by Muslims in general. The Bishop said that foreign...
The issue of church building in Egypt is among the most misunderstood and misreported subjects affecting Muslim-Christian relations.
Counselor Muhammad 'Abd al-'Azīz, Minister of Justice, formed a judiciary committee to settle the situation of un-licensed churches after admitting the draft law of worship places, other than mosques. Governors would have all the authority to give license to built, renew, demolish or rejuvenate a...
Members of the Islamic Research Academy are against the unified law for building worship places and demanded the cabinet decision on 2011 that regulates building mosques. An urgent meeting of the members of the Academy headed by Azhar Grand Shaykh, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, stressed that a special law...
Ramsīs al-Najār, lawyer and the individual responsible for the file of closed churches, said that there are 58 requests to open Coptic Orthodox churches presently before the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and only a few numbers have been opened. Al-Najār said that there is a church in...
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