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Last week witnessed wrathful demonstrations of thousands of Copts who conducted a five-day sit-in at the premises of St Mark’s cathedral at Abassiya, Cairo, which is also the papal seat. They were demanding the return of a priest’s wife who had disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and who,...
Forty-six-year-old Ms Costantin left home as usual on Saturday 27 November to go to work at the local office of the Agricultural Reform Authority where she is an agriculturalist, and has not been seen since. She was reported missing at the local police station.
Last week’s editorial discussed at length the explosion of the pent-up anger of the Copts in Assiut, Upper Egypt, at their continued suffering from grievances long shelved by the authorities. I wrote that Assiut was no exception among Egypt’s Coptic communities. The week's events unexpectedly...
The five-day disappearance of Hāydī Samīr Hakīm, 21, from al-Fashn village, Beni Suef governorate has prompted Coptic villagers to stage a sit-in in the local church, calling on security officials to investigate the matter.
A copy of the Group for Democratic Development and Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies’ report on the Alexandria sectarian riots in October 2005.
Pope Shenouda has always cited incidents of assaults on churches and Copts by some members of al-Jamā‘at al-Islāmīya, accusing the police of slackness in dealing with the assailants.
Monk Basilious, one of Father Matta Al-Maskeen’s close disciples, was stunned by the clergy’s “storm in a teacup” debate about the movie “Baheb Al-Sima” [I love Cinema’, considering it one of the most remarkably strange preoccupations in Coptic minds. He wonders who encouraged Coptic youth to...
The young people who took part in the demonstrations against the movie “Baheb Al-Sima” [I love Cinema] in front of the cathedral are not desperate youth. They are all occupying honorable posts working for the improvement of the country. More importantly, they are not driven by anyone. The churches...
We are in dire need of an Egyptian civil body to unite Egyptians, Muslims and Christians and protect us from similar sorrowful events. Such a body would interfere to contain problems once they sprout, preventing them from exploding. It is time to activate and consolidate the criteria of civil...
Last Wednesday, Pope Shenouda III was back in Cairo following a two-week retreat at Anba Bīshouī Monastery in Wādī al-Natroun in the Western Desert, spent in prayers and meeting with some 1,800 of the clergy.

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