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The Family Court refused to grant the first ‘detached’ [monsalekh] person from the Orthodox Coptic Church, Anīs ʿAbd al-Masīh, a divorce, and who claims to have taken this step for ideological reasons. He also demanded the issuing of a civil law in regards to Christian personal status so that the...
“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
In an interview led by the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Dustūr with the president of the Egyptian Churches Council (ECC), Father Būlus Jaras (Boulos Garas), the Coptic Catholic priest said that despite the difficulties hindering the way to a unified church in accordance with the teaching of Jesus...
The Personal Status Law that was presented by Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches to Shūrá Council on Sunday night was welcomed by Copts marking a breakthrough for all the Christian denominations. The decision was presented after being discussed in the Ministry of Justice. Counselor...
In her column this week, Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī writes: The only effective remedy for the chronic suffering within our country is the promulgation of a single law for the Egyptian family, one which is consistent with the Egyptian constitution and bestows equality to all Egyptians irrespective of sex,...
In a statement disclosed by Church sources, the personal status law for Egyptian Christian denominations is to be retackled by the end of this month. After a break of six consecutive months, sources have said that the main reason for the suspension of the meeting and for the passing of law was...
Despite the continuous meetings between the three major Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches to reach an agreement on the personal status law of Egyptian Christians, sources have revealed that there is still disagreement among the three denominations because each church insists on certain...
The terrorist attacks against Christian churches and establishments over the past months have caused the postponement of negotiations on drafting a unified personal status law for all Egyptian Christian denominations, after the Holy Synods of each denomination had approved amendments to the current...
In response to what has been recently circulated that an Egyptian court prevented a Christian citizen ‎from giving testimony, SaʿīdʿAbd al-Masīḥ ʿAbd Allāh, a lawyer, said that in 2016, he was able to testify before the ‎Family Court and the judge accepted his testimony.‎
Egyptian President `Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī issued a presidential decree to amend certain clauses of the personal status law.
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
Pastor Rifʿat Fikrī, President of the Media Committee of Egypt’s Church Council, that the Egyptian church returned the code of personal status for Copts to Counselor Majdī al-ʿAjātī, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliament, to discuss and amend it.
Father Athanāsiyūs Ḥīnayn [Athanāsiyūs Ḥenein], parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Athens, called for the removal of faculties of Islamic and Christian sciences from “the narrow paths of religious discrimination”, and make them accessible for all students in secular universities. He...
  With an agreement achieved surrounding the first articles of the law, and disagreement surrounding the resultant consequences, the meeting between various Christian sects on the project of a unified personal status code came to an end. The meetings and the various sects’ public...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
The Right to Life Movement The legislator called for the participation of Christians in the discussion of the family laws that will be applied to them. Furthermore, the legislator stated to the House of Representatives, that the "Churches of Egypt", should be called for the development of laws of...
Christian denominations behind the controversy over the "personal status" law We do not want a slanderous or offensive media. We will raise a case to appeal on the investigation of the "Lady of the Vineyard" case Christian students are forced to memorize Qur'an and prophetic traditions I agree to...
The House of Representatives rebelled, in a show of solidarity with the National Council for Women, regarding the enactment of legislation ensuring the documentation of oral divorce to maintain family relations and to protect them from disintegration. The Parliament supported the opinion of the...
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
  One of the most important problems under the reign of Pope Kīrullus VI concerned those who were suspended from obtaining marriage permits. 

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