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Nājī Mikā’īl, a member of the FJP, said that the party decided to have 30 church leaders on their party lists during the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Bishop Yuhannā Qultah, the patriarchal deputy of the Coptic Catholic Church, said that President Mursī's invitation was extended to the heads of Egyptian churches but no topics were set for discussions.
Bishop Bīshūy held a closed meeting with leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political arm the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) inside St. Dimyana Monastery in the town of Bilqās, al-Qalyubia governorate to discuss the status of Copts in the draft constitution, planned to be finalized...
  Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān writes in Al-Watan that several Coptic organizations, among them “Copts without Restrictions,” “Copts for Egypt,’ and the movement “Civil Rights for Christians,” have announced that they will participate in the 24th of August demonstrations. Michael Munīr from the “Al-Hayāh”...
Michel Aoun, a former Lebanese army commander and currently a politician and leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, warned that changing the regime of Syrian President Bashār al-Assad would wreak havoc with Lebanon and the Christians living inside it.  
Rev.  Safwāt al-Bayādī, head of the Evangelical Community Council, stated that the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Badi’, who is currently residing in Tora prison, met him prior to the presidential elections.  The meeting came within the community partnership initiative between...
  Pope Tawadros II stated in an interview on the al-Haya satellite channel that the Muslim Brotherhood did not pressure him to support them in the elections, but that the Head of the Office of President of the Republic requested him to visit former president Morsi, which he refused. 
Dr. Muhammad Badī’, Muslim Brotherhood Guide or Murshid, for his part, said that after his visit to the deceased Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, he assigned the righteousness department in the group to reconsider the righteousness of Christians, however, the department refused. [Author not...
Egyptian newspaper Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ referred to a Foreign Policy report stating that the supporters of the deposed president, Muhammad Morsi (Mursī), have attacked churches and Copts as a punishment for their strong opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood rule.  
Most churches in al-Minya governorate continued with their extraordinary precautionary measures, which were initiated in the course of June 30's demonstrations. The churches have suspended its summer activities and postponed a number of meetings. Church sources said that precautionary measures...

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