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Copts, who are brothers and partners in the nation, enjoy the rights to any state positions depending on efficiency just like any Muslim citizen except those of al-Azhar, said presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā. [Michel ‘Abd Allāh, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, March 18, p. 4] Read original text in...
Muhammad al-Bāz writes that last Friday, April 29, 2011, information was leaked that Kāmīliyā Shihātah was moved to Saint Dimyana Monastery in al-Dakahlia governorate, the monastery that Bishop Bīshūy lives in. Bāz added that Bishop Bīshūy was the one who moved her and vowed that the Pope will...
 Thousands of Muslims and Christians participate in the festival of St. George in Dakahlia governorate.  
Hānī Labīb comments about a question that was asked by Al-Dustūr to Coptic intellectual Rafīq Habīb. The question dealt with why Muslims do not have a pope that inspires them religiously and serves as a politcal leader. Dr. Habīb replied that, unlike Coptic priests, Islamic scholars fall under the...
It seems that Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod and church strongman, has voluntarily decided to keep out of sight and away from the rapid developments in the Coptic arena, the latest of which is the al-‘Umrāniyyah events. This is to avoid having to make statements, especially as he wishes...
Bishop Max Michel Maximus issued a statement criticizing Bishop Bīshūy’s recent controversial statements. He said that Bīshūy’s views on Islam are merely his own and not the Bible’s because only those who act like Christ can talk on behalf of Christianity. Najīb Jabrā‘īl announced a conference to...
A conference is set to be held today for reconciliation and forgiveness. It will be attended by Islamic and Coptic religious figures. Activist Najīb Jabrā‘īl said that the main goal is to clear the air after Bishop Bīshūy’s controversial comments. Jabrā‘īl accused the protestant church of...
A member of the Islamic Research Academy, Dr. Muhammad al-Mukhtār al-Mahdī, said that Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, received a phone call from the church requesting that he postpone the Academy’s meeting to discuss Bishop Bīshūy’s recent comments, but he refused to do so. Al-Mahdī denied...
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....

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