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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...
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.
Ashraf Anīs, founder of the “Right to Life” movement, demanding the right to divorce and remarriage for Copts, considers the new draft law settled on by the Evangelical congregation, discussed with the other Christian denominations in Egypt, and presented to the House of Representatives, as blatant...
In an interview with head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and director of the Church's social services (ECOSS), Dr. Rev. Andre Zaki talked on several files concerning Christians in Egypt, most notably the church building law, as well as the personal status law, among others:
Fādī Yūsuf, coordinator of Egypt's Copts Coalition, said that the new personal status clauses, which were unanimously approved by the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod led by Pope Tawadros II, provide solutions to most of the issues related to Christian families.  
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, revealed the Church's intention to submit the Unified Law Place of Worship for approval by the House of Representatives, prior to the Personal Status Law.
Hānī `Ezzat al-Masrī, founder of Victims of Personal Status Law Association declared a peaceful gathering in front of the Parliament building to protest against the statement delivered by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, during his...
Dr. Yūsri Al-`Azbāwī, the researcher at Al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies and Head of the Democratic Transition Program in the Elections Forum, confirmed that legislation governing services are the priorities of the House of Representatives, which started its first session today.
Cairo - A widespread debate between the three Egyptian Churches (Orthodox, Evangelical, and Catholic) has ensued around the preparations of the Personal Status Law draft for Egyptian Christians, in the hope to present it to Parliament during the new session and have it officially passed, in the...
A Church source, who refused to disclose its name, said that the Personal Status paper would be among the top priorities of the Synod's agenda. Scheduled for end of February, the Synod will be held at the Monastery of St. Bishoy, Wādi al-Natrūn. The source further disclosed that Metropolitan Bishōy...
Hānī `Ezzat, founder of the Association of the victims of the personal status law of the Copts, said that parliamentarian sources informed him that President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi had asked Pope Tawadros of the Coptic Orthodox Church to speed up discussions on a unified personal status law for...
 A conference entitled, "Christian marriage in relation to civil legislation and ecclesiastic legislation," refuses the personal status law declared by the Ministry of Justice and calls for the state's help to give them the right to marry. 
 A legal researcher presents a research paper which presents 30 legal mistakes in the Unifed Law on Personal Status.
 The Unified Law on Personal Status for Christian denominations faces resistance and legal gaps. 

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