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Rev. Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical denomination and a resigned member of the constituent assembly, said representatives of churches on the panel will not return to it before accordance is reached by all political powers over all articles of the constitution.
The Muslim Brotherhood group said its Murshid (Guide) Muhammad Badīʿ  will visit Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Tuesday (November 27) for the first time since the 118th patriarch’s investiture. 
Egyptian churches confirmed their withdrawal from the constituent assembly as Priest Angelus, Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, said the church still sticks to its position about quitting the constitution panel, adding the president’s declaration is causing division among Egyptians.
Coptic activists expressed “profound anger” over the announced final draft constitution and calls for referendum over it without the presence of any representatives of the churches on the panel. 
President Mursī is receiving the draft of Egypt’s first post-revolution constitution from Counselor Husām al-Ghiryānī, Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, in the presence of the constitution-writing members.
Eleven Egyptian newspapers have decided not to print their Wednesday editions to protest President Muhammad Mursī’s controversial constitutional decree. A handful of private satellite channels also reportedly plan to temporarily cease transmission on Wednesday.
Egypt's Constituent Assembly has passed a draft constitution that fails to protect women's rights or guarantee religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said.
The majority of Egyptian courts continued their work while other courts went on a strike in protest against the new constitutional declaration issued by President Muḥammad Mursī last week.   
Several intellectuals, Muslim and Christian clerics, academics and media people called for keeping intact Article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution and urged the drafting of independent articles stressing citizenship and full equality in socio-economic rights in the constitution.
Hamdīn Sabbāhī, the founder of the Egyptian Popular Current and former presidential candidate, called for keeping intact the text of Article 2 as it read in the 1971 constitution, adding the text guarantees the implementation of the Islamic sharī’ah as a main source of legislation and in the same...


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