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Participants in a conference for Copts in Cairo held by the Egyptian Organization Union  for Human Rights issued seven demands to confront the issue of the migration of Christians from the Arabic world. The demands included the fair representation of Christians in positions of authority, the...
Coptic intellectuals and activists have set certain conditions to be met before they give their support to a presidential candidate, be it al-Sīsī or someone else. , Jamāl As’ad, writer and intellectual, said that the Copts need a president who can unite the Egyptians and who can solve Egypt’s...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...
Some Christians who voted for Ahmad Shafīq had been panicked by the possibility of seeing the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Muhammad Mursī, making it to power to the point that they thought of leaving their homeland and beloved ones. Christians cannot be blamed because simply many Muslims opted to...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...
General Bishop Makarius of al-Minya and Abū Qurqās on Wednesday (June 27) called in an official statement in the name of the Copts of al-Minya for avoiding jumping to conclusions about the new president and for giving him enough time to arrange his ideas. “The presidential election results were...
Some Christians who voted for Ahmad Shafīq had been panicked by the possibility of seeing the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Muhammad Mursī, making it to power to the point that they thought of leaving their homeland and beloved ones. Christians cannot be blamed because simply many Muslims opted to...
Mursī, during a meeting with chief editors of state-run, party and independent Egyptian newspapers, said that Copts need no assurances because simply this is their own country and “we all have equal rights”. Also during the meeting, Mursī noted that the Arab Palestinian rights are ones of Islam,...
General Bishop Makarius of al-Minya and Abū Qurqās on Wednesday (June 27) called in an official statement in the name of the Copts of al-Minya for avoiding jumping to conclusions about the new president and for giving him enough time to arrange his ideas. “The presidential election results were...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...
Najīb Jabrā’īl, the organization chairman, said the church was consulted on the proposed and other names but the Coptic activists finally settled on ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus, both are acceptable for both the church and Christian citizens. [Muhammad Hijāb, al-Ahrām, June 29, p. 6] Read original text...
In a maiden speech after he was officially announced president, Mursī called on Egyptians to stand together hand in hand for a comprehensive Egyptian renaissance, adding Egyptians will together confront conspiracies targeting the nation’s national unity and social coherence. “I am bent with you by...
General Shafīq, who lost the presidential race to Mursī, sent a congratulatory cable addressing Mursī as Mr. President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, wishing him success in the “tough mission given to you by the great people of Egypt”. [Ahmad ‘Adlī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, June 25, p. 3] Read original...
Coptic business magnate Najīb Sawirus congratulated elected president Mursī over his win in a free election but criticized his campaign for announcing his victory in advance ahead of the official announcement by the High Presidential Election Commission (HPEC). “Dr. Mursī is now facing two tough...
Dr. Ahmad ‘Abd al-‘Ātī, the coordinator of Mursī’s election campaign, said the new president has resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood group and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) to become president of all Egyptians. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, June 25, p. 3] Read original...
Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said he wishes success for Dr. Mursī and pins high hopes on him to achieve Egyptians’ ambitions for equality, freedom and social justice. Bayādī called on all churches in Egypt to pray for the new president after he won the first free...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius said in a cable to Mursī that the results of the presidential election were expressive of the Egyptian people’s will about consolidating an aspired democracy. He said that he expects Mursī to maintain the civil nature of an Egyptian...
Father Rafīq Greish, the media spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church, called on Mursī to pass the unified law on construction of houses of worship and the law on personal status affairs for non-Muslims and eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex or religion. Lawyer Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman...
Furthermore, the Azhar officially announced quitting the constituent assembly due to low representation. Members of the Islamic Research Academy, during a meeting at the Azhar headquarters led by Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, stated that the Azhar’s role was crucially marginalized in a country...

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