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Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī did not break the presidential promise made by President al-Sīsī to reconcile the status of all the Egyptian churches. At the meeting of the "Main Committee for the Regulation of the Status of the Churches", the Prime Minister amended the status of 120 churches,...
The businessman Najīb Sāwīris responded to the online offenses of the terrorist group "Muslim Brotherhood", following their biased comments on the decision to legalize some churches, pointing out that it is a basic human right.
The TV show "Hawā Miṣr", broadcasted on the channel "France 24", discussed the attack on the houses of the Copts in Minya governorate, and the way to solve the customary sessions.
Al-Waṭan made the first interview with Anba Murqus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khaymah, after he assumed the presidency of the Clerical Council for Family Affairs. During the interview, Anba Murqus underscored that the 2016 bill is applied in the personal affairs councils; pointed out that the Unified...
Despite their approval by the Parliament, some laws were not properly enforced due either to the non-issuance of their executive regulations or to the unjustifiable disruption of their application by the executive authority. Foremost among these is the Church Building and Restoration Law that was...
On behalf of the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, the Apostolic Administrator of Giza [al-Jīzah], Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf], and Fayoum [al-Fayūm], Bishop Toma Adly Zaki [Tūmā ʿAdlī Zakī] received the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion and beliefs, Ján Figeľ....
Fr. Bimyan Shukrī, the caretaker of the Anba Abrām Church in Shubrā al- Khaymah issued an appeal to President Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī in order to intervene to allow the Church to build a service building.
He three Coptic Churches (Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic) are in a race against time to complete the draft law of Church building as per the request of Counselor Ibrahīm al- Hunaīdī, Minister of Transitional Justice. 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued today its report labelled “One Year of Suspending the Church Regularization Committee” in which it presented the applications churches had filed one year ago, seeking the necessary permits under Law 80/2016 on the construction of churches,...
The village of Dimshāw has become the scene of tensions between Muslims and Christians because Christians wanted to change a prayer house into a church building. It happens a lot that Christians in villages with no or insufficient church buildings meet for prayer in a house. Generally Muslims in...
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
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...
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...
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. 
During the opening of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Banī Mazār, Minyā, in presence of religious leaders and government officials, Rev. Andrīyya Zakī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Egypt, said that the church, like the mosque, is a part of the Egyptian identity, adding that it is...
Egyptian actress Munā Zakī launched, through her personal account on Twitter, a hashtag named “I Am Egyptian, the Cross Does Not Offend Me.” This represented Zakī’s objection to the idea of banning the placing of the Cross on churches as a part of the draft law on building churches in Egypt,...

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