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The Attorney General of Minya police station, under the supervision of counselor Aḥmad al-Fūlī, attorney general of the southern district prosecution, decided to extend the detention of 19 accused of the Muslims of Dimshāw Hāshim village in Minya governorate for 15 days. They are accused of rioting...
Kamāl Zākhir, Founder of the Secular Coptic Current (SCC), announced that the SCC will organize its 6th conference by next October, indicating that it will present an Egyptian national vision regarding the problems associated with the erection of churches and the Coptic monasticism. 
Father Barsoum [Barṣūm] has been the priest of the three year old Saint Karas [Kārās] Church in Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] since it was established, and currently serves around 900 families. The church has received a license to build, and the priest is extremely positive about the support received...
On November 18, Egypt inaugurates the restoration of the Cathedral of St. Mark in ‘Abbassiyah. In June this year, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated its golden jubilee since its foundation that was laid down in 1965 by President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣir in 1965 and under the papacy of Pope Kirillus (...
Bishop Pevnotios [Bivnūtiyyūs] of the Samālūṭ Diocese, Upper Egypt, inaugurated two new churches as a part of the annual celebrations in the Monastery of Virgin Mary in Jabal al- Ṭayr, Minya. One church was dedicated to the Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt and is built in a similar style as the...
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
The author, Ḥamdī Rizq, states that the recent population census did not meet the expectations of Copts and a range of observers who wanted to know the official number of Copts in Egypt. Although the national Coptic Orthodox Church does not announce or ask for numbers to avoid provoking sectarian...
Christmas Eve in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo… Christmas Eve… Our national history will record this as significant and it will remain on our minds, not only because it was President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī’s second visit to the Cathedral, but also because of the value of this historic visit...
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...

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