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Coptic movements have welcomed the new article, but assured that it is important to draft a law conforming to the Constitution. Dr. Antwān ‘Adil, member of the Maspero Youth Union, stated that this requires a new law to regulate the building of new churches. Dr. Sūzy Adlī, former member of the...
Despite their approval by the Parliament, some laws were not properly enforced due either to the non-issuance of their executive regulations or to the unjustifiable disruption of their application by the executive authority. Foremost among these is the Church Building and Restoration Law that was...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued today its report labelled “One Year of Suspending the Church Regularization Committee” in which it presented the applications churches had filed one year ago, seeking the necessary permits under Law 80/2016 on the construction of churches,...
Dr. Ihāb Ramzī, a member of the People's Assembly, forwarded to parliament the first draft law on the construction of houses of worship, noting the adoption of this draft should be a key step on the road to stability in the Egyptian street. ['Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, March 11, p. 5] Read...
Egyptian actress Munā Zakī launched, through her personal account on Twitter, a hashtag named “I Am Egyptian, the Cross Does Not Offend Me.” This represented Zakī’s objection to the idea of banning the placing of the Cross on churches as a part of the draft law on building churches in Egypt,...
Pope Tawādrūs‎ II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy see of St. Mark, said that the situation of Christians in Egypt has improved since the June 30th Revolution, when the Egyptian people, both Christians and Muslims took the streets, and were protected by the Egyptian Armed Forces....
Dr. Elizabeth ʿAbd al-Masīḥ Shākir, member of the House of Representatives, said that there is no interference by the judicial or legislative powers, highlighting that “Parliament can not interfere in the judiciary’s work.”
Dr. ʿAlī ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, President of the Egyptian House of Representatives, confirmed that Parliament is the only party responsible for the issue of determining naval borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.  He added that he did not ask for the suspension of Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā’s program, during his...
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives will discuss the request presented by Deputy Ṭāriq al-Khūlī to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the proposal of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill on the restoration of Coptic churches in Egypt.
The crisis of restoring and repairing churches in Egypt has opened widely the door to sectarian strife, prompting the Egyptian government, after the June 30 Revolution in 2013, to endorse Article 235 of the Constitution of 2014, which states that the Parliament is to issue a law for the...

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