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Bishop Cyril of Najaʿ Ḥammādī praised the annual visit conducted by the governorate’s executive leadership, headed by the Governor of the territory, to the Archbishopric to present their well-wishes for the feast.
Bishop Kyrillos began mobilizing all Bishop Bīshūy’s opponents including Bishop Paphnotius of Samālūt and Bishop Taklā, who was excommunicated five years previously, in order to stand against Bishop Bīshūy.
Ibrāhīm Jād and Michael ‘Ādil report about the growing dispute between Bishop Bīshūy and Bishop Kyrillos.
Egyptian media writing about George Bibāwī allegedly calling Pope Shenouda Kāfir. Reasons behind the tensions between Bibāwī and Pope Shenouda and the consequences of these conflicts for the Coptic Orthodox Church. Islamists feeling that Copts receive preferential treatment from authorities.
Some thousand Copts from the southern city of Naj‘ Ḥammādī have demonstrated over a trial of their bishop based on a complaint signed by 11 of the city’s priests. Demonstrations have moved to the main Cathedral in Cairo, which convinced leaders of the church to send the bishop back to his diocese...
Signs of a sectarian strife have appeared in Bahjūrah village in Qinā governorate, due to competition between a National Democratic Party candidate and an independent candidate who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Council of State rules in favor of NGO status. Circulating rumors about Bishop Kyrillos of Naj al-Hammādī followed by demonstrations. PhD thesis declares Rose al-Yūsuf apostate, showing great divide between liberal minded journalists and traditionalist Islamic scholars.
The Bishop of Naj‘ Hamādī has been accused of failing to recognize the rights of Dr. Rushdī Wāsif Bahmān who authored a book on the life of Saint al-Anbā Badābā.
The author reports that for the first time in Egypt a Christian cleric is facing Qur’ān accusation that could send him to prison. The matter involved a dispute between two businessmen which Bishop Kyrillos intervened in. However he is now facing accusations of breach of trust over the matter.
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