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Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
The ongoing conflict over the constitution is a clear indication of the state of political/religious division the Egyptian society is going through. [Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh, al-Ahrām, Nov. 15, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
Bishop Rafael stated that the refusal of some Coptic streams of Bishop Bola’s appointment in the Constituent Assembly is not well examined. He also stated that the Church does not deal with the Copts as sheep. He added that the wave of atheism that has spread among the Egyptian youth after the...
Bishop Paul, the representative of the Orthodox Church in the Constituent Assembly (also known as the Committee of 50), stated that he has not yet made a final decision on Article 219 of the suspended constitution. The article that has explained the principles of sharī’ah has been left by the...
  Father Antonius ‘Azīz, Catholic Bishop of Giza and the Catholic Church’s representative in the Constituent Assembly, said that he agrees with keeping Article 2 in the Constitution and the amended Article 3 which guarantees that all non-Muslims can follow their own laws, not only Christians and...
  Salāh Abdul Ma’būd, the representative of the Nūr Party in the Constituent Assembly, that they insist on keeping Article 3. He stated, “We refuse to replace ‘Jews and Christians’ with ‘non-Muslims’”. He stated that amending it to read “non-Muslims” “opens the door to evil” (Wahīd Sha’bān, Gihān...
Representatives of Al-Azhar in the Constituent Assembly requested to include in the Constitution a text that Islam is the official religion of the state. They clarified that that does not mean changing the civil state to a religious state. They also requested to keep the article that refers to the...
Counselor Ahmad Qanāwī, member of Egyptian Judge Club, said that the Constitutional referendum will not take place on time because at least 18,000 judges are required to supervise the referendum.
Former member of parliament Jamāl Zahrān said in 2007 the People’s Assembly (parliament) took four months to amend Article 34 of the constitution amidst debates, dialogues and objections, criticizing a vote over a whole constitution in one or two days as “void and illegitimate”. 

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