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Titles concern the return of Coptic endowments to the Coptic Orthodox Church which the service has reported for the last two weeks. Sami Fahmi gives an account in Al-Ahali of the procedures of the handing over of the endowments. No new arguments were added in these articles.
Subtitle:Saad Zaghloul distributed bibles to excellent students and made, for the first time, the study of Christianity a scholastic subjectNot mentioning the religion on the identity card is an important request. Syria did it, but Egypt continues to refuseThere is a belief that Copts are rich...
The increasing phenomenon of the deposition of Orthodox priests has caused great controversy within the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Copts have asked the minister of awqāf [endowments] to give back the endowments of the Coptic Orthodox Church with the money the land would have gained in rent.
President Mubarak issued a presidential decree approving the new management board of the Coptic Endowments Authority. Officials within the authority explain that the problems between the authority and the Ministry of Endowments are dissolving after the authority reclaimed 600 feddans. The total...
The Egyptian Court of Cassation is looking into an appeal filed by the prosecution against Al-Kosheh sentences, amidst expectations of announcing its acceptance of the appeal.
... The head of the St. Catherine’s monastery filed a complaint against Bishop Makari, the recently-appointed bishop of Sinai, and accused him of trying to deprecate the historical importance of the monastery, which produces most of the tourist traffic in the area. The head of the monastery, Bishop...
Al-Wafd asks why the Egyptian government neglect the publishing of news of incidents and crises that happen here and do not respond until only after the incidents or crises are reported by international media by which time it is too late. Al-Wafd here presents a detailed description of the recent...
As if Egypt needed more problems, emigrant Copts are adding another one on its mountain of problems. Because the sickness is in the same body, and because our biggest worries come from inside, the solution always comes from inside, as Abnodi [an Egyptian poet] said in "Dying on Asphalt", ’the...
A minority of the emigrant Copts claims that the Coptic endowments in Egypt have been confiscated and no attempts have been made to solve this problem. They pay millions in publishing advertisements in the American newspapers to circulate the idea that Copts in Egypt are suffering some problems,...
The detailed [US] report on Egypt states that the Egyptian constitution ensures the freedom of belief and the right to exercise the religious rituals within certain limitations portrayed by the state.
This Freedom from Religious Persecution Act gives America the right to interfere in diplomatic ways to the concerned governments and if a government does not respond, it is the right of the U.S. administration to impose any sanctions that it (the U.S.) sees fit. The author stresses that several...
In every age and place there are men for sale... who are ready to sell their honor and conscience...but to sell their country and Church this is disgusting... and to sell their country and Church to who? This is more and more disgusting. The respectable family of Zaqlamah is not the only family...
The son of a famous counselor wanted to regain the properties of his mother after she had left them to the church of Port Said.
Good news for the Orthodox Church should also be good news for the nation’s leading Islamic institution. After Pope Shenouda announced at a press conference on 23 June that the government had handed over 780 feddans of Coptic religious-endowment (awqaf) land, Al-Azhar asked the government to...
The author, a high ranking Coptic Orthodox priest in Egypt, answers some points raised by emigrated Copts (mainly in the USA) alleging the persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt.
The author answers some points raised by emigrated Copts (mainly in the USA) alleging the persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt.
A prominent emigrated Copt asks 10 questions regarding the treatment of Christians in Egypt.
Pope Shenouda commented that the problem of the Coptic Waqf is beginning to diminish after the church had regained its authority over 756 feddans from the Islamic Waqf System. Concerning the problems facing Copts in Egypt, he declared his rejection of any foreign interference in Egyptian domestic...
Pope Shenouda expressed the Coptic Church’s thanks to President Hosni Mubarak for intervening to return the Coptic properties to the church. The Pope fiercely criticized foreign attempts to intervene in Egypt’s internal affairs under the guise of protecting the rights of the Copts.

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