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In November of 2011, Dr. ‘Iṣām ‘Abd Āllah 'Iskandar, writer and professor of philosophy at ‘Ain Shams University, appeared on Coptic Sat, one of several Coptic Orthodox Church TV channels in Egypt, claiming that the number of Coptic Christians in the country exceeds 23 million. He appears agitated...
Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, Chairman of the Religious Affairs and Endowments Committee in the House of Representatives, received on Monday morning, Dr. Per Axel Frelenksdorf, Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, and Joachim Bergström, special envoy of the Organization of Islamic...
Egypt is passing through an ocean of ignorance and a dark stage of its history but Copts are the salt of the earth and life would never be the same if they emigrated outside their homeland to be strangers in another country.
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, Jordan, published a report entitled “The Christians of Middle East Face Regional Conflicts and Terrorist Attacks”. The report stated that numbers of Christians are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks, for Pope Francis expressed his concern that...
ByḤamdī Rizq[1] I went through all the interviews that hosted Pope Tawāḍrūs II since his enthronement on November 28, 2012, and realized that to each interview the Coptic Orthodox pope and patriarch of Alexandria was asked on the number of the Egyptian Christian population, and every time, Pope...
In his interview to al-ʿArab News editor-in-chief, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox pope and patriarch of Alexandria, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, said that the rate of Egyptian Christians’ migration has reduced in the last few years, stressing that many Christians left their country during the one-year rule of...
In her statement disclosed yesterday, Friday, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt said that a terror attack targeted Christians in the Minya governorate killing 7 and injuring 14 others. The spokesman of the Egyptian Church, Būlus Ḥalīm, said that these statistics are preliminary and will continue...
The announced government lineup has augmented Copts’ agonies after the percentage of standard representation of Copts in the successive governments in Egypt – at least two ministers – was reduced. The government of Hishām Qandīl does not have any Coptic presence except Nādyah Zakhārī, the minister...
Meanwhile, several Copts demanded to have a 10% representation in the constituent assembly that would draft a constitution for Egypt, adding this percentage represents their population in Egypt, according to their own statistics, and warning that ignoring their demands would anger the church and...

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