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For the first time in Egypt, civil marriage is recognized by the church, and is included in the draft law on personal status for the Coptic Evangelical denomination. For many years, the churches have rejected civil marriage on the ground that it is a marriage that does not obtain the blessings of...
The occasion was marked by a ceremony at the headquarters of the Coptic Evangelical Church, and was attended by Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, with the participation of the Heads of the other member churches of the Council: Rev. André Zaki, head of...
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, revealed the Church's intention to submit the Unified Law Place of Worship for approval by the House of Representatives, prior to the Personal Status Law.
Lawyer of the Coptic Catholic Church Jamīl Halīm, confirmed that the committee preparing draft law on personal status for non-Muslims, had excluded the clauses on adoption that is recognized in Christianity, as well as the clauses on inheritance legislation, as such is contrary to Islamic law,...
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, said that the personal status file has many problems. The Church Canon Law on matrimony is based on Jesus Christ's teaching, when he says: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his...
There has been more than one call to demonstrate in the Cathedral, and for various reasons, and the thorny issue of personal status remains one of the most prominent that leads protesters to gather to solve it. However, despite the large number of calls to demonstrate in the Cathedral, the last of...
The Mellī Council of Coptic Evangelical Churches has approved the draft of the personal status law after the cancellation of some of the amendments that the churches had opposed, including the civil marriage clause. The expansion of causes of divorce has also been canceled and has been limited to...
Dr. Yūsri Al-`Azbāwī, the researcher at Al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies and Head of the Democratic Transition Program in the Elections Forum, confirmed that legislation governing services are the priorities of the House of Representatives, which started its first session today.
In an interview with Al-Ahram newspaper, Counselor Munsif Najīb Sulīmān, legal advisor to the Coptic Church, discussed a number of important Church-related issues. The Houses of Worship law featured prominently in the discussion. 
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights has prepared a new draft personal status law, and will hold a number of sessions for discussion. The Center says that it took two full years to prepare the new draft law.

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