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In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
In a strongly worded statement marking the fourth anniversary of the dispersal of Rābʿāh in August 2013, which resulted in a wave of violence against churches and Egyptian Christians, Bishop Makāriyūs of Minya and Abu Qurqāṣ criticized the authorities, saying: “Although the Constitution ensures the...
Egyptian columnist and writer, Nādīn ʿAbdallah discusses the feasibility of the law of building houses of worship after the incident of Aṭfīḥ, Giza, in which some radical Muslims stormed a building Christians used for more than 15 years to hold prayers. The perpetrators destroyed the contents after...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, stressed that the Church serves the whole society and not Christians only. The Church helps society in education and upbringing and in forming good citizens that are connected with the homeland, heaven, and God.
In an interview with Mīnā Thābit, Director of the Minorities and Vulnerable Groups Program at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), he said that Christians in Egypt suffer from personal status issues, especially divorce and the permit for a second marriage, in addition to the...
Copts United highlights the major Church events of this week:
The Administrative Court of Alexandria has issued a decision that grants churches the same immunity granted for mosques by establishing the jurisprudence that prohibits the destruction of churches and requires restoration as alternative. The Court’s ruling came on the ground that churches, like...
“This design is preliminary and not final,” said Rev. Būlus Ḥalīm, official spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, commenting on a picture of the cathedral in the new administrative capital, which was released by al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ and signed by Pope Tawāḍrūs II. 
The Coptic Street [community] witnessed several events during the past week… We follow the most prominent of them in the proceeding article. 

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