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Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...
Abū Maqār Church (Saint Macarius Church) in Shubrā al-Khaymah witnessed a new crisis between Copts and Salafists opposed to the construction of a service or ceremonial building, affiliated with the church. Salafist groups have attacked the church and blocked construction workers. A representative...
Dr. Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, Governor of Suhāj, approved the restoration of the Coptic Evangelic apostolic church building and its adjacent services building at al-Geish [al-Jaysh] Street in Ṭamā City after submitting the required documents. Construction works are to be carried out under the...
Bishop Pevnotios [Bivnūtiyyūs] of the Samālūṭ Diocese, Upper Egypt, inaugurated two new churches as a part of the annual celebrations in the Monastery of Virgin Mary in Jabal al- Ṭayr, Minya. One church was dedicated to the Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt and is built in a similar style as the...
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
Rev. Rifʿat Fatḥī, Secretary of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile and Secretary of the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC), stated that the Egyptian authorities have approved the building and restoration of 21 churches which the Evangelical Council in al-Minyā, Upper Egypt had submitted requests for...
In an interview with Mīnā Thābit, Director of the Minorities and Vulnerable Groups Program at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), he said that Christians in Egypt suffer from personal status issues, especially divorce and the permit for a second marriage, in addition to the...
The Administrative Court of Alexandria has issued a decision that grants churches the same immunity granted for mosques by establishing the jurisprudence that prohibits the destruction of churches and requires restoration as alternative. The Court’s ruling came on the ground that churches, like...
The four major Coptic churches of Egypt, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, and Episcopal Church, submitted lists of a total of 3615 unlicensed churches and service buildings that have already been used for church-related activities before September 28, 2016. 

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