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Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
In Nasr City, Christian women were prevented from voting in one of the polling stations, also many voting cards were not stamped. 
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back with fury’ (Berlin 1972).
The Ismā’īliya Cinema Club presents short movies as part of preparations for the 20th edition of the its International Film Festival for short and documentary films.
Nāddir al- Sirafy, the spokesman of Copts 38 Group that call for allowing  Copts a second marriage, stated that the group is taking measures to form a legal entity
In an aired call-in show on Egyptian TV, the Egyptian Christian architect responsible for the construction of the new mosque of the administrative capital, Joseph Farīd, said that he does not perform his job as architect according to religious affiliations, and that the al-Fattāḥ al-ʿAlīm Mosque is...
The political pundit Dr. Mustafa El Feqi [Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī] said that religion drives society in many countries, including Egypt.
My heart is greatly pleased by the relationship of love, fraternity and interconnection between the Christians and Muslims of Egypt. Christians and Muslims alike share each other's holidays and joys with all love, affection and compassion.
During the annual literary intellectual forum organized in cooperation between the Coptic Cultural Center and the Bibliotheca Alexandria, the president of the Center, Bishop Irmiyāʾ (Jeremiah) said that the history books in Egypt should contribute in the structuring of citizenship and patriotic...
During a three-day meeting, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church discussed five areas, ‘the Coptic Orthodox Creed and the challenges of the 21st century’, ‘the Coptic identity and how to serve the youth’, ‘ecumenical relationships’, ‘technology’, and ‘the means of social communications.
In a talk-show aired on the Egyptian Satellite Channel TEN, Pope Tawāḍrūs II explained that the law on church construction was issued in 2016 and has two sections, one is concerned with the construction of new churches, and the second on codifying the legal status of churches that were built in the...
The mūlid of Mar Girgis has not been the same this year in Banī Damsīs in Dakahlia.
Egyptian MP Mona Munīr has required a prompt account regarding the June-22 edition of the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Dustūr who had published on its front-page football players drawn in the Coptic iconic art, including a caption saying “Your blessings upon us, Virgin Mary!”
Ibrāhīm al-Jawharī was born in the city of Qaliyūb in the second half of the 18th century. In the small city’s kuttāb, he learned writing and arithmetic, in which he excelled. He used to trans-scribe the religion books, and distribute them to the church at his own expense. He cared to present the...
  Bishop Makārī Yūnān, head of the greater St. Murqus church in Cairo, attacked shaykh Sālim ʿAbd al-Jalīl’s remarks about the infidelity of Christians, saying that “their ideology is corrupt.” 
  I borrow this title from these two important volumes published by al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies in two parts in 1996 and 1998, and which presented a unique study on the religious reality in Egypt in terms of institutions and the country's unique diversity of Islamic,...
Pastor of the Nasr City Coptic Evangelical Church, Fr. `Ezzat Shāker, is to hold the annual charitable Īftār on June 6 on the occasion of the Muslim fasting Ramadan, which is expected to start on May 26 this year.
General bishop: Bishop Buṭrus of the Coptic Orthodox Church is known for the controversy over the Charity Isle of Patmos. He has been a bishop since 1985, Member of board of advisors and founder of Charity Isle of Patmos [named after the Greek Island where the apostle John received his Revelation...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 31, 2012. The first free election in Egypt's history has captured headlines worldwide with its unexpected runoff between a Mubārak regime figure and a Muslim Brotherhood leader. Less known is that 17 Coptic evangelical leaders met with...
The German Catholic organization Missio asked Arab-West Report about Migration, dialogue and socio-pastoral challenges for Christians in Egypt. Father Douglas May, MM, A U. S. Catholic priest’s perspective based on 18 of the last 30 years in Egypt.

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