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Prime Minister Dr. Muṣṭafā Madbūlī presided over a meeting of the committee in charge of legalizing churches.  The meeting was attended by the ministers of justice, housing, and of parliamentary affairs, as well as representatives of the relevant authorities.
Dishnā prosecution in Qinā governorate renewed the detention of two Copts and six Muslims from the village of Fāw Baḥarī for another 15 days under pending investigation of incidents that happened New Year’s Eve.  Copts in the village were prevented from praying, and one of Copts’ homes was burnt...
The Fifth Circuit of the Supreme Administrative Court, led by judge ʿAbd al-Raḥman Saʿd, decided to postpone a ruling in an appeal case that was put forward against a decision by the Egyptian Government that outlawed the demolition of the Rashīd Church. 
The media center for the Cabinet of Ministers published an infographic, which brought to light the most recent result regarding the number of legalized churches and buildings in application of Law No. 80 of 2016.  The state committee for the legalization of unlicensed churches, which was formed in...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticised Egyptian security forces after the latter had prevented 4000 Coptic Christians from performing the New Year’s prayer in a building in Fāw Baḥarī village. The Christians of the village, which lies in Dishnā (Qinā governorate) in the south of...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the involvement of security forces in closing the church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate in southern Egypt, calling for the reopening of all the closed churches...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is condemning the Egyptian security services for closing the Coptic Church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate after dozens of Muslim citizens surrounded it and chanted anti-...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
The cabinet of ministers has agreed to the recommendations of the presidential council, laid down in writing in Article 8 of law Number 80 from 2016 to organize the construction and renovation of churches.
After returning from the United States on a several-week visit during which he met with a number of decision-makers in the US State Department, the Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, head of the Evangelical community, affirmed that the positive changes taking place in Egypt have positively affected Egypt's...

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