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Attorney Ṭāriq Maḥmūd filed a lawsuit against the Salafi leader Yāsir Burhāmῑ accusing him of igniting sectarian strife by issuing a fatwa [fatwā] over his Facebook account that prohibits the congratulation of Copts to their Christmas holiday.
In a broadcast message on the radio station ‘Mar Murquṣ’, mouthpiece of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II declared that he will not annul the upcoming Eastern Christmas festivities on January 6 that many Copts called on annulling because of the recent sectarian events that occurred in...
Tomorrow, the activities of the exhibition "Wāḥid Tūt" (1st day of the month of Thout in the Coptic year) will be held at Miṣr Public Library, al-Zāwīyah branch, organized by the Egyptian Heritage Preservation association, headed by Mājid al-Rāhib . The ceremony will be opened by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbd...
During the consecration prayers celebrated yesterday in the St. Mark Cathedral of al-ʿAbbāssīyah for the ordination of new bishops, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, announced that the coming Christmas, January 6th, will be celebrated at the new Jesus Nativity Cathedral in the new Administrative...
In a meeting with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Shaykh al-Azhar, and Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand muftī,  Pope Tawāḍrus stated that Egyptians are not to be categorized on religious basis and that Muslims and Christians are in a state of harmony.
Pope Tawadros II called on all Coptic Christians to attend mass this Christmas, stressing that the anniversary of the attacks against Copts on this holiday should not prevent Copts from expressing joy during the festive season. Due to Egypt’s political turmoil and the recent approval of the country...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, on Tuesday (January 1), said that Egypt is back to the Egyptians after the Revolution, stressing that “the day came where I can enter the mosque, surrounded by the political power and the Governor”, addressing so Muhammad...
As the celebrations of the Christmas and the New Year are knocking the doors, the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior have directed all security services in various security departments to prepare wide security plans to maintain security and order and to combat all forms of crimes so that all...
Meanwhile, Yusrī Hammād, the media spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, said the party refuses to participate in the Coptic Orthodox Church’s celebrations of the Christmas Mass, adding the party has not even received an invitation from the cathedral. “Muslims should not participate in any...
Security forces of the Egyptian governorate of Sohāj on the Nile West Bank tightened their security measures around churches, mosques and monasteries in various villages and cities of the governorate in preparation for the Coptic Orthodox Christmas.
The Church of Qasr al-Dūbārah celebrated Christmas the day before yesterday, as Revered Sāmih Morris, pastor of the church, apologized for the high level of security, saying this was in anticipation of ‘any explosion that might target the church and its occupants during the celebrations’. 
This article reflects on the Copts' insistance to challenge terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood threats. In difficult security and life conditions, Egyptians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ tomorrow, united by the terror of the Muslim Brotherhood, who targeted the churches in particular, after...
The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it already set up informal groups to participate in the protection of churches during the New Year's Eve and Eastern Coptic Christmas celebrations. The Brotherhood, in a statement congratulating Copts as well as Muslim on the Christmas, called on the Supreme...
'Abd al-Rahmān al-Barr, Muslim Brotherhood Muftī, issued a fatwá against Muslims greeting Christians at Easter without clarifying the state's position on the Israeli occupation and Mursi’s intimate message to Israeli President Shimon Peres in which he described Israel as a loyal friend. The fatwá ...
In a press statement made on Wednesday, May 1, Dr. ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Barr commented on a number of issues. First, al-Barr said that he did not prevent the President from entering any church and added that words spoken in the media should not be taken very literally. Additionally, al-Barr welcomed...
The Facebook page of Dr. Murād 'Alī, media advisor of the Freedom and Justice Party is subject to severe criticism in the light of the fatwá issued by Dr. 'Abd al-Rahmān al-Barr, Muftī of the Muslim Brotherhood, which stresses that Coptic Easter greetings are forbidden (Muhammad al-Sayyīd, al-Yawm...
Yesterday morning (May 5, 2013), hundreds of Copts flocked to the Cathedral in al-'Abbāsīyyah to celebrate Easter. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II welcomed families, clergymen and officials throughout the day. In the evening, Pope Tawadros headed the first Easter Holy Mass at the Cathedral with a...
Rev. Andrea Zakī, deputy head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said that Egypt is heading towards a dangerous point because of mixing religion with politics and state, followed by the underlying problem of misinterpretation of religious texts.  Dr. Muhammad 'Abd al-Rāziq 'Umar, the undersecretary...
Public and military figures, and Muslim clerics attended the Easter celebrations at Qasr Al-Dubārah Evangelical Church. The most prominent participants at the event included 'Amr Mūsá, leader of the Egyptian Conference Party, Col. Ahmad 'Ali, official spokesman of the Armed Forces and Shaykh Mazhar...
Yesterday (May 5, 2013), Egyptian Copts celebrated Easter and received greetings from fellow Muslims; however representatives from the Freedom and Justice Party were absent. Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Silwanous, General Bishop at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, emphasized the need for...

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