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We should not rely on the argument that militant and terrorist organizations are punishing the Copts for supporting the June 30 Revolution. We might have accepted such an excuse, had these organizations not committed terror acts before June 30 against the Copts and their houses of worship....
In a call-in show on Egyptian TV, al-Azhar professor Dr. Muḥammad Wahdān said that time was not yet right to abolish the religion fields from identification cards and all official documents. 
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Al-Azhar appealed in a message to Mursī to be president of all Egyptians and to always remember that he is responsible for the protection of all their rights by respecting equality and citizenship and working on solving the pressing problems suffered by the people, Muslims and Christians alike. [...
A statement by the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt and abroad congratulated Mursī over “winning the Egyptian people’s trust in the presidential election,” expressing confidence that Mursī will work on maintaining the nation’s higher interests and unity of all its groups. [Muḥammad Ḥijāb, al-Ahrām,...
Bishop Yūhannā Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt, declined to comment on Mursī’s victory in the presidential election. [ʿAbd al-Wahāb Shaʿbān, al-Wafd, June 26, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
All Egyptian churches congratulated Mursī for winning the state’s top post as Coptic movements and citizens urged him to fulfill his promises, including the establishment of a state of citizenship. Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymā, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod’s Information...
Malāk denied as “rumors” a reported possible increase in Coptic migration outside Egypt after Mursī came to power. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, June 26, p. 9] Read text in Arabic
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Presidential candidate Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā described Pope Shenouda as a “patriotic leader who has never bowed to pressures to get involved in sectarian strife from abroad or at home,” adding the pope has stood firmly in the face of divisions. “Pope Shenouda’s stances were many, including...

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