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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...
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.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) confirmed in its report on the regularizing the status of churches without license that the restricted legislative environment to build churches led to the many unlicensed churches that had been constructed hundreds of years ago. 
In the years leading up to the June 30 Revolution, Egypt’s Coptic community suffered greatly from the absence of a unified church-building law, a law, which the Copts had been waiting for, was finally passed by the end of 2016.
Fādī Yūsuf, founder of the Coalition of Egypt’s Copts (CEC), said that the decision of the State to open churches in 14 governorates is historic and unprecedent; “however, to put this decision into effect is crucial,” the founder of CEC said.
Spokesman of Egypt’s Cabinet Nādir Saʿd stated that in response to the application submitted by the Church Regularization Committee, the Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī has ordered to ease the regularization procedures for unlicensed churches. According to the Prime Minister, the status of 120...
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...

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