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Samīr Murqus writes about the danger facing religious diversity in Egypt. He explained that building churches in Egypt is a sign of Egyptian religious and cultural diversity.
The Washington Post newspaper published a statement directed from the Copts of Egypt to emigrant Copts. The statement stressed that Copts in Egypt are enjoying a good life and that the last three years witnessed the exertion of great efforts, on the part of the Egyptian government, to solve...
The article tackles the long-running problem of constructing churches in Egypt.
Between October 10, 1998 and October 2002 80 permits had been given for restauration, 9 for renovation and 3 for completely rebuilding a church (tearing it to the ground and rebuilding it again). Six more permits have been requested and are now being processed.
Some Egyptians believe that there are sufficient churches in Egypt, while others think that there should be more churches, arguing that there are some villages with a Coptic majority and not even a single church.
Adopting President Mubārak’s decree on church-making decisions, governor of Asyout, Ahmad Hammām has set up two archives for church renovation requests.
Head of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMS) Major General Abu Bakr al-Jindī has denied all allegations of sectarianism on the part of the agency.
Every time I visit my homeland Egypt, I witness the same misery. I ask them is the church in Mallawi closed and they answer “Unfortunately, yes.” We feel oppressed and deprived because our Muslim brothers have more space to pray than we do, although we make up ninety percent of the area’s...
Translation of an official document provided by H.E. Adli Hussein, the governor of Qalyubiya on March 20, 2001. The document lists the permits given by the governor to repair churches in his governorate. The now disputed church of Sandabis is also listed on this document. The governor approved "...
Watani commented on the TV program "The third opinion," which debated the status of Copts in Egypt and the repercussions of the US committee’s visit, writing that it is "the drummer to whose beat the debate is run." The presenter of the program replied to the comment saying that such a program,...

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