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  Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh...
Doubtlessly, the enactment of the unified law on the construction of houses of worship will help end sectarian tension and uphold the principles of citizenship and promote social peace.
A number of the Azhar Scholars, members of the “Egyptian Family House” and the three Egyptian churches welcomed the draft law on building houses of worship. They all asked for its issuance as soon as possible in order to face the sectarian fitnah that takes place every now and then. The Azhar...
Members of the 'Family House' initiative headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and attended by representatives of the Egyptian church refused the draft law of the unified law for building houses of worship and agreed on the 2001 statute that regulates building mosques and asked for...
Dr. Fatmah Sayīd Ahmad began the interview with Major General Abū Bakr al-Jindī, President of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), by asking that all the statistics that were prohibited former regime, related to the census of Christians and Nubians in Egypt, be made...
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) warned against foreign interference to spark a sectarian sedition in Egypt while Muslim and Christian clerics agreed that dialogue is the best way now among Egyptians in order to overcome any sectarian calls. Participants in a symposium, held by the...
Human Rights First organization said that the unified draft law on the construction of places of worship has made both Muslim and Christian leaders unhappy, rejecting the draft as restrictive and discriminatory to their respective religions. If the law is passed without serious revisions, the...
Interreligious tensions in Egypt are, unfortunately, very often related to church construction.
Ashraf Madbūlī's article quotes Endowments Minister Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, who says that the People's Assembly will debate a personal affairs law for Christians in the current parliamentary session. Zaqzūq also says that the government is "mulling a new law to regulate the building of mosques and...
The author writes that when she heard that a three-story building in ‘Umrāniyyah had been converted into a mosque, she asked her newspaper editor if he would confirm this, which he did by sending a reporter there. She comments on the strange timing and speed of converting this unfinished building...

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