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Labīb says that in scientific debates, most people welcome others with different and even opposing opinions because it inevitably enriches the debate. But in our religious debates here in Egypt, people consider opposing opinions an insult to their belief and sometimes even their person. Key Words:...
The editorial laments that bishops of the Coptic Church are once again at war with each other, as the current tension between Bishop Bīshūy and Pope Shenouda III is allegedly being tried to be taken advantage of. Amongst the circulating rumours is that Bishop Yu’annis paid various journalists to...
Following the repercussions of Bishop Bīshūy’s statements at a conference last week, a source tells the newspaper that Pope Shenouda III is planning to ban journalists from attending all future ecclesial conferences. The source added that only religious figures would be invited as journalists...
Editor-In-Chief of Al-Dustūr Newspaper, Ibrāhīm <sup>c</sup>īsá, insists on playing the role of a martyr in the name of the opposition. Ibrāhīm <sup>c</sup>īsá has every right to political opposition but not at the expense of the nation’s stability and national unity....
While refusing to comment on the Bishop Bīshūy controversy, businessman Najīb Sawīris harshly criticized Dr. Muhammad Selīm Al-<sup>c</sup>Awā whose articles for Al-Masrī Al-Yawm Newspaper were discontinued. Sawīris denied having anything to do with the decisión, which he claims is...
Dr. Muhammad Selīm El-<sup>c</sup>Awā writes that sectarian polemics only lead to hatred and that Muslims and Copts are destined to live together. Therefore, learning to do so peacefully is the only way to avoid Fitnah. He also said that Coptic religious figures should use the word...
Coptic activist Boulos Ramzī found himself protesting alone outside the Supreme Court against Bishop Bīshūy's statements regarding the Qur'ān. Ramzī claims many Protestants would have attended the protest if it weren't for Pope Shenouda’s orders. Reverend Rif<sup>c</sup>at Fikrī denied...
Several Orthodox bishops proceeded in attacks against the Protestant sect during a conference in Fayyoum yesterday. Bishop Bakhomious warned against dangers of Protestantism and claimed there was a master plan to rid the Middle East of Christianity. He claimed the migration of Orthodox Christians...
Nabeeh El-Wahsh filed an injunction to Pope Shenouda III requesting that the Pope remove Bishop Bishoy and Father Abdel Maseeh Baseet from their positions for making statements that could potentially cause sectarian strife. Demonstrations were held outside the Lawyers' Syndicate yesterday...
Al-Wafd acquired a copy of Bishop Bishoy's lecture at Bishop Ibram's Monastery in Fayyoum, where he questioned a Koranic verse declaring anyone who believes that Christ is God a non-believer. Bishoy suggested the verse might have been deliberately added after Prophet Mohamed's death for the sake of...

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