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Mai did not imagine that she could be prohibited from spending her time with her son, Daya, who is only four years old. Since her divorce over a year ago, she effectively became the sole custodian for her son. But recently she has started to worry because of proposed amendments to the Personal...
A Church source, who refused to disclose its name, said that the Personal Status paper would be among the top priorities of the Synod's agenda. Scheduled for end of February, the Synod will be held at the Monastery of St. Bishoy, Wādi al-Natrūn. The source further disclosed that Metropolitan Bishōy...
Nuhād ‘Abū al-Qamsān, president of the Center, said that amendments to Egypt’s personal status law, which was put into place more than 95 years ago, have not raised the document to an appropriate standard. ‘Abū al-Qamsān added, in an interview on the television program “Lāzim Nifham,” that the law...
The HRDO Center for digital expression published a report called “The Egyptian Family and the Problems of Personal Status Law.” The report investigates the fragmentation of the Egyptian family, the rising number of divorces and occurrences of pre-marital sex, and the increasing tensions associated...
The Cairo Center for Development prasied an administrative judge’s ruling requiring children of ‘Urfī marriages to be registered temporarily with the father’s name until a judge makes final ruling regarding the paternity of the child. The Center explained its praise saying that the ruling follows...
The conflict between the Copts over personal status laws entered a new phase as many are beginning to resort to ‘Urfī marriages in light of the difficulties many face in getting divorces. Coptic jurists consider ‘Urfī marriage adultery which therefore guarantees no rights to either the husband or...
The Association of Victims of Personal Status for Orthodox Copts rejected lawsuit 28032 filed by Pope Tawāḍrūs which challenges an administrative court’s ruling that compels the Church to permit Christians to marry a second time. The Pope’s lawsuit seeks to nullify the administrative court’s decree...
Tāreq Ramadān, a lawyer specializing in personal status cases, has announced his intention to file a lawsuit demanding the Ministry of Justice to disclose the figures of Coptic divorce court cases since 2008 when late Pope Shenouda permitted divorce solely on the ground of adultery.
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches will meet with the Ministry of Justice (Author's note: the newspaper did not name the person they are meeting) on May 12, 2013, to discuss a civil marriage proposal to include a new chapter suited to Christian needs (Sarah Hāmid, al-Misrīyūn,...
In a statement disclosed to Misr Al-`Arabiya, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, said that the personal status law draft for the 3 denominations of Egypt's Christians currently in preparation will not be unilateral.

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