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As preparations for Christmas celebrations continued, the Coptic Church submitted a detailed memo to the presidency in Egypt about amendments it would like to see made to the new Constitution. These included deleting Article 219, which states that the "principles of Islamic sharī’ah include...
Pope Tawāḍrūs, Patriarch of St. Mark, addressed a letter to all Copts, abroad and inside Egypt, inviting them to participate in the presidential elections. The Pope said: “We call on our fellow citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, and to abide by the national and social duty...
The Salafist Call [al-Daʿwā al-Salafiyya] and al-Nūr Party have intensified efforts to urge the supporters of the Salafist movement abroad, especially in the Gulf region, to participate in the presidential election vote.
In an interview with MBC TV channel, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II said that the Egyptian Church is an independent national institution, and has never been dominated [by foreign institutions].
In an interview with a Saudi newspaper, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II reiterated his statement about the number of Christians in Egypt, saying that the number of Christians is 15 million.
The Coptic Christian Youth Movement called on Pope Tawādrūs II, and Bishop Raphael, the Secretary General of the Holy Synod, to hold accountable the Coptic Orthodox priests who allow holding election propaganda inside churches.
Shaykh Mahmūd Tawfīq, director of the mosques of al-Minya’s religious endowments, and Rev. Kamāl Rushdī, representative of the Evangelical Church, encouraged participation in the presidential elections, and voting for President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī, during the scheduled presidential elections on...
Coptic activists denounced the participation of Rāmī Lakaḥ and Mamdūḥ Ramzī in a dialogue with President Muhammad Mursī, stressing that they do not represent but their personal views.  
The author, Jirjis Fikrī, highlights the political role played by Christian satellite channels in Egypt and the impact they have on a large number of viewers, especially as these channels support the current Egyptian administration under the leadership of President al-Sīsī.
After the controversial remarks by Egyptian actress Ḥanān Turk that Christians are dhimmīs, a Coptic woman, Dr. Marīyam Ḥannā, sent a question to Shaykh Dr. Muṣṭafā Rāshid, professor of Islamic Sharīʿah, asking for his opinion if Christians can assume presidency in an Islamic country.

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