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After 57 years of demands by the Coptic Orthodox Church to the state for the adoption of a unified personal status law, the Christian communities finally agreed on a draft law, to solve the Coptic crisis of “divorce and the second marriage.”  
Jamīl Halīm, the Catholic Church’s legal advisor, said that the transfer of the project of Coptic Personal Status laws to the government would be complete by mid-May next year. This will pave the way toward submitting it to the House of Representatives.
There are currently intensive moves made by the Parliament and various state institutions towards the finalization of a personal status law draft in order to control the family disintegration and maintain the stability in society.  MP Muhammad Fūad said that the existing Personal Status Law no...
Counselor Yūsuf Ṭalʿat, legal representative of the Evangelical Church, revealed the details of the meeting of the heads of the Egyptian churches at the papal headquarters at the Cathedral of St. Mark's in ʿAbbāsiyya.
Founder of the Victims of The Personal Status movement, Hānī ʿIzzat, has called on the Christian denominations of Egypt to accelerate in submitting the by-laws on the personal status to the parliamentarian committee in charge and to come to an agreement on a unified bill on personal status law for...
Dr. Fātḥī Fikrī, professor of constitutional law and member of the ten-man expert committee for drafting the constitution, said that al-Azhar has no power to submit a draft law to the Parliament except through the government.
Father Athanāsiyūs Ḥīnayn [Athanāsiyūs Ḥenein], parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Athens, called for the removal of faculties of Islamic and Christian sciences from “the narrow paths of religious discrimination”, and make them accessible for all students in secular universities. He...
Montassar al-`Omda Mālik, a member of the Supreme Council of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the personal status law for Christians has a constitutional particularity, as the constitution states that the church participates in the drafting of sensitive and thorny clauses.
After the different denominations Christian communities managed to draft a personal status law for non-Muslim Egyptians, this law is threatened not to be brought to fruition by the Parliament, to contradict articles of the Egyptian Constitution which guarantee the principle of freedom of belief and...
Bishop Benyamīn of the Menūfiyya Diocese said that the inclusion of the constitutional particularity of personal status for Egyptian Christians, which will be drafted in the upcoming meeting of Egypt's churches representatives, does not weaken the law.

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