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Security Forces in Asyut have found a letter addressed to the office of the Muslim Brotherhood in Qena. 
Ayad Mossad [ʿAyyād Musʿad] discusses his time as foundation chairman of the Arab-West Report as well as some background information on his life. Accompanied is a contextual commentary included by Cornelis Hulsman.
The Egyptian governorate of Aṣyūṭ [Assuit] is preparing in full swing to host international visitors to the path of the Holy Family Journey in Egypt after Pope Francis embraced the journey as an official Christian pilgrimage.
Background:Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Al-Ahali published a photo of Virgin Mary on its front page under the title of "The First Photo of the Holy Virgin." It mentioned that a Muslim woman took this photo when the strong lights shone above the towers of the Saint Marcos church in Assiut. al-Akhbar wrote that the Bishopric of...
The spiritual phenomenon and lights, which accompanied the apparition of the Holy Virgin in the province of Assiut have continued for the third month. Thousands of people go there wanting to see her and get blessed. Some of them have reportedly been miraculously cured of dangerous diseases.
Sectarian tension erupted in Assuit’s peaceful village of Bahīj after Yūsuf Fathī Ni‘nā‘, a Copt, declared his Islam amidst strong opposition from his family.
‘Imād Basālī argues that the government’s culture of secrecy has disguised the true number of Copts in Egypt. While official statistics indicate that Copts constitute 7 to 10% of Egypt’s population, the Coptic Orthodox Church says that there are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt.
Holy lights reported in the sanctuary of St Michael’s cathedral in Assiut, Upper Egypt draw thousands of Christians.


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