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The Egyptian press continues to devote attention to the different reactions to the Supreme Administrative Court ruling allowing Christian divorcees to remarry. The church rejected the ruling and considered it against the Bible and church codes. Some authors highlighted the tragic influence of the...
The Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt issued a controversial ruling that guarantees Christian divorcees the right to a second marriage. The Coptic Orthodox Church rejects the ruling and declares that there is no authority on Earth that can oblige the church to go against their conscience....
The article discusses reactions to a recent Supreme Administrative Court ruling which forces the Coptic Orthodox Church to allow Copts that have been divorced through civil courts to re-marry.
Dr. Samīr Tanāghū, a professor in the Law Faculty at Alexandria University, writes about one of the unresolved legal issues concerning the state and the church; the Personal Status Law, and its effects on Copts.
Hānī Labīb comments on the Rose al-Yūsuf file that was published on the occasion of the Coptic Christmas. The file was devoted to Coptic issues and contained interviews with clergymen and Coptic figures. Labīb hails the file as a valuable document.
Hānī Labīb presents a history of the laws adopted by the church and the government to regulate Coptic marriage and divorce.
The Administrative Court ruling which grants a license to remarry is unconstitutional for it violates Article 46 of the Constitution which guarantees the freedom of belief and it contravenes the Coptic Orthodox doctrine.
Majdī Khalīl sheds light on the difference between citizenship rights and the political activity of clergymen, and highlights the rarity of clergymen who are politically active.
Sāmih Fawzī denounces the increasing religious influence on Egyptian society, and calls for clear constitutional texts that prohibit religious influence on public institutions.
Hāzim Munīr discusses the Muslim Brotherhood’s rejection to the proposed constitutional amendments aimed at separating religion from politics. He argues that they indirectly insist on mixing religion and politics in an attempt to religionize politics and add a divine cover on their own beliefs.

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