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For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
On Sunday the Unites States Commission on International Religious Freedom expressed its strong concerns about the arrest of the Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and a recent campaign of repression that targeted activists and journalists.
A number of diaspora Copts in the United States of America, as well as  the Egyptian Society for All Egyptians announced their readiness to receive President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī next week during his visit to New York for meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.
In November of 2011, Dr. ‘Iṣām ‘Abd Āllah 'Iskandar, writer and professor of philosophy at ‘Ain Shams University, appeared on Coptic Sat, one of several Coptic Orthodox Church TV channels in Egypt, claiming that the number of Coptic Christians in the country exceeds 23 million. He appears agitated...
The governor of al-Ismaʿīliyya, Ḥamdī ʿUthmān, stressed on the importance of the role of religious leaders, Muslims and Christians, in raising awareness of the people to participate in the referendum process on the new constitutional amendments of 2019.
An official of the Orthodox Church, the largest church in Egypt, called on Egyptians to adopt the constitutional amendments. These amendments provide term extension for the current president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī for two additional years after the end of his current term in 2022, while allowing...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III sent a congratulatory cable to Prime Minister Kamāl al-Janzūrī in which he expressed good wishes for him in his mission as head of a salvation government. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Dec. 9, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
The Egyptian Church has denied accusations levelled against it by the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that it had mobilized Copts to vote against the draft constitution during the first round of the referendum which took place last Saturday (15 December).


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