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Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...
Rober al-Fāris discusses the phenomenon of the jokes that Copts tell about their priests, citing the opinions of a number of men of religion on the issue.
The article tackles the long-running problem of constructing churches in Egypt.
Akhbar al-Youm, received an angry comment from father Morcos Aziz regarding its article of last week [see RNSAW week 36, art.10] in which Amal Othman strongly criticized him. al-Arabi urged rapid intervention to prevent the collapse of an important monument. al-Qahira weekly published a...
The author, Jamāl Asaad, replies to an article written by Marqus ‘Azīz [Reviewer: no further information given about the article].
After a Supreme Council of Antiquities decision to execute urgently a fire protection system, a decision was made by the department of antiquities to terminate all restoration works, exposing the whole area to fire danger.
Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl, the pastor of the Hanging Church, replies to an article by Coptic thinker Jamāl As‘ad, in which he accused Father Khalīl of igniting sectarian sedition in Egypt. The pastor reviews As‘ad’s recent book, ‘Annī A‘tarif’ [Reviewer: I confess] in which, according to Father...
The author gives an update on the ongoing arguments between priest, Marqus ‘Azīz, and Coptic intellectual Jamāl ‘As‘ad ‘Abd al- Malākabout the political role of clergymen.
The Orthodox church continues its war against dissenting priests at its annual conference on orthodox doctrine.
Al- Maydān publishes the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ resolution no. 2129, dated July 18, 2006, which calls for immediate restoration of the Hanging Church in Old Cairo.
The author discusses the problems facing the Hanging Church as priests accuse a Christian businessman of encroaching on the sanctity of the church by building bazaars in front of the Mār Girgis church. Some point an accusing finger at the Supreme Council of Antiquities for supporting the...
The author reviews an old article of Pope Shenouda published in 1951. The article expresses the Pope’s opinion on the idea of establishing a churches union.
A number of Christian clergy, including Father Marqus ‘Azīz, Father Ibrām Emile Nājī and Father Antonius Mikhā’īl, respond to claims about the alleged involvement of the Coptic Orthodox church in the disappearance of a number of Muslim girls, whom were said to have converted to Christianity.
The author discusses his view that Zionists are fighting all other divine religions and trying to impose their idea that every believer is a terrorist.
Hamdī al- Hussinī sheds light on the controversy in both Muslim and Christian circles concerning the unified law for houses of worship. Supporters of this law hope that it will diffuse tension and sectarianism amongst Muslims and Christians, while opponents warn of negative consequences from...
Father Marqus ‘Azīz has discovered that there is someone claiming to be Monk Mitiās Nasr in order to commit fraud.
The Egyptian churches have agreed not to seek a ban on Dan Brown’s controversial movie but will instead launch anti-Da- Vinci-Code campaign.
The Azhar has published a book called Mulāhadhāt ‘Ilmīya ‘Ala Kitāb al-Masīh fi al-Islām [Reviewer: Scientific notes on the book of Christ in Islam] by Dr. Muhammad ‘Umāra. “Who carried the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, Christ or Simon of Cyrene?” and the number of thieves who were...
Bishop Marqus sent a reply to the Muslim preacher Khālid al-Jindī regarding al-Jindī’s interview with journalist Hānī Rizk in Sawt al-Umma newspaper.
The article investigates the relationship between Egyptian churches and ways of healing black magic, as thousands of Muslims and Christians visit certain churches everyday to seek relief from evil spirits allegedly haunting them.


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