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Head of the Coptic Evangelical Church rejects the conspiracy theory some are propagating on what concern the law on church construction, commenting that the three major Churches of Egypt had introduced amendments to the draft law that was eventually submitted to the Cabinet for approval last May.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, called on the newly formed Parliament to speed up the adoption of a unified law on houses of worship that regulates the construction of churches in Egypt.
In the governorate of al-Qalyubia, 30 kilometers north of Cairo, the district of Shubrā al-Khaymah was the scene of sit-in strikes and road blocking upon rumors some building in the area will be turned into a church.   More than 300 Salafists in the neighborhood of Ibn al-Hakam stormed their way...
Nāder al-Serafī, founder of Coptic 38, revealed the reasons behind his resignation from Al-Nūr Party, the political arm of the Salafi Da`wa, referring to the Party's stance over the church building law adopted by the House of Representatives on August 31.
In an interview with head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and director of the Church's social services (ECOSS), Dr. Rev. Andre Zaki talked on several files concerning Christians in Egypt, most notably the church building law, as well as the personal status law, among others:
Dr. Ibrahīm `Abd al-Azīz Hijāzi said that the practice of religious rites is a constitutional right guaranteed for every Egyptian, in implementation of the principle of citizenship, regardless of their religion, stressing that building houses of worship should not be subject to the governors'...
MP Ghāda Wālī strongly denounced rumors about the restriction of erecting the cross on the roof of churches, describing these as “remarkably incompatible with rationale thinking.”
Strongly criticizing the Church Construction draft law formulation that allegedly forbids the erection of the cross on churches roofs, media presenter Al-Hūssainī cited the biblical verse “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) discussed in a press conference on Wednesday their report titled “Closed for Security Reasons: Sectarian tension and violent attacks as reaction on the new law on church construction.” The press conference was hosted in the EIPR headquarter. 
Between rejection and acceptance reflect the reaction in political circles and Islamic movements to the law on building churches, which was adopted during the plenary session of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. However, all these reactions, the view of Al-Azhar in this regard remained...

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