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For over 26 years, Coptic Christians in the village of Hijāzah in Qūṣ, Qena, have been suffering under the rule of extremists in the region, who have prevented the Christian community from resuming work to build the St. George [Mār-Jirjis] Catholic Church.  The Egyptian government’s decision to...
The cabinet of ministers has agreed to the recommendations of the presidential council, laid down in writing in Article 8 of law Number 80 from 2016 to organize the construction and renovation of churches.  The plan includes to accommodate 64 churches and buildings, even though there are roughly...
Human rights activist and member of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Mīnā Thābit, uncovered that the Egyptian national security apparatus demanded a church to remove a marble plaque, commemorating the lives of those lost in front of the Maspero Television building in 2011.  The...
Diana Sakakini [Diana al-Sakākīnī] was born in Milan, Italy, from the prestigious al-Sakākīnī family of Christian Syrian origins that has left indelible marks in Egypt as the majestic al-Sakākīnī Palace in Old Cairo testifies. She was educated in Italy but later returned to Egypt where her parents...
After returning from the United States on a several-week visit during which he met with a number of decision-makers in the US State Department, the Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, head of the Evangelical community, affirmed that the positive changes taking place in Egypt have positively affected Egypt's...
For the first time in years we had one of our student interns questioned and detained by Egyptian police for one day which has resulted in questions from a number of our relations. It all turned out to be a very unfortunate misunderstanding, but it nevertheless was very unpleasant for our student....
For many decades, Copts have suffered from arbitrariness in the construction and renovation of churches. After they called again and again for issuing a law for ending such a situation and preventing the repeated incidents of sectarian strife, the June 30 Revolution erupted to revive their...
At the summit of the Voice of Egypt 2019, Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of Immigration, confirmed that President ‘Abd Al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī created a positive image of Egypt regarding the religious file and the rights of the Copts.   
Security agencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena deactivated a decision by Governor ‘Ādil Labīb to embark on works to refurbish the Anba Antonius and Virgin Mary Church in the village of Abū Shūshah.
Priest Yūsuf Subhī of the Mār Jirgis Church in Rafah, which was devastated during the incidents of the January 25, 2011 revolution, said after sessions were held with the tribal chiefs and security officials, the first mass service will be held inside the church on Sunday (October 7).

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