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Dr. Ihāb Ramzī, former Member of Parliament, stated that the Copts will give a ‘no’ vote in the coming constitutional referendum if the quota is not institutionalized. He threatened that Copts shall boycott the coming parliamentary elections if this demand is not addressed (Abdul Wahāb Sha’bān, al-...
The President’s formation of a 10-member expert committee of jurists responsible for amending the constitution has found controversy among Copts. Some remarked that the Coptic representation has been neglected in the committee  whereas others claimed that it is an apolitical technical committee...
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...
Abū Maqār Church (Saint Macarius Church) in Shubrā al-Khaymah witnessed a new crisis between Copts and Salafists opposed to the construction of a service or ceremonial building, affiliated with the church. Salafist groups have attacked the church and blocked construction workers. A representative...
Karīm Kamāl, president of the union, stated that the recent violence, unprecedented in the Egyptian society, has jeopardized media outlets when the perpetrators blocked the Production Media City and blocked the judges from accessing the Supreme Constitutional Court. The latest curfew imposed on...
Member of the Wafd Party higher committee ꞌIsām Shīhā said that the upcoming parliamentary elections under the current law will marginalize women and Copts alike. He added that he is skeptical the upcoming (parliamentary) elections would run impartially with regard to the political instability and...
Following the footsteps of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church has chosen Bishop Ibrāhīm Ishāq of al-Minya as successor to Cardinal Antonius Najīb who, for health reasons, resigned from his post. [Author not mentioned, al-Wafd, Jan. 23, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

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