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Some laureated the Parliament's approval of the law on church constrution, considering such an unprecedented historical achievement. In my opinion, the new law is rather a cultural backslide for the following reasons:
Coptic activist and director of the Alexandria-based Egyptian Center for Development Studies and Human Rights (ECDSHR), Josef Malāk, said that the current formulation of the draft law on building churches does not meet the objective it raised in the first place, but would be rather a legal...
Spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Fr. Būlos Halīm, said that the Armed Forces resumed today restoration works in Minya's churches, in line with the pledge of President Al-Sisi he made during Christmas Mass celebration.
Major General Tāreq Nasr, Governor of Minya, opened Thursday the Church of the Two Martyrs (Mar Guirguis and Abu Saifein in the village of Belhāsa, located in the Maghāgha district in north of the Minya Governorate, which was destroyed by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood following the...
Egypt's Minister for Legal and Parliamentarian Affairs, Majdī Al-`Agātī, said that the law on building and renovating churches does not pertain the spiritual worship of the Copts, but it is related to the construction of church buildings. He further pointed out that the new law draft the ministry...
Bishop Bēmen of Naqada and Qaws Dioceses and Head of the Committee of Crises in the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that the Church held a meeting yesterday with the Armed Forces Engineering Corps to discuss the implementation of President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi's promise to rebuild and restore the...
Official Church sources confirmed that the Law on Unified Places of Worship, which is due to be presented to the first session of the House of Representatives, scheduled to be held on Sunday, has changed to become the ‘Church Building Law’. The law includes all the details related to the building...
In an interview with Al-Ahram newspaper, Counselor Munsif Najīb Sulīmān, legal advisor to the Coptic Church, discussed a number of important Church-related issues. The Houses of Worship law featured prominently in the discussion. 
Church sources revealed new amendments included in the unified Law on Houses of Worship to be presented to the House of Representatives during the upcoming parliamentary session. The source said that the law includes in its articles penalties like imprisonment and a fine for any public official...
Support Egypt Coalition's sources said that its MPs have almost settled on the legislative agenda to be submitted on the first parliamentary session scheduled for Sunday. 

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