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Pope Tawadros II stated that Egypt has started a new era through a new constitution and a new president. 
President ‘Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī has assured that preparations are underway to carry out the parliamentary elections.   
Bishop Bola of Tanta has cast his vote in the constitutional referendum. He assured that the Egyptians are sending a message to Sisi through the referendum. Bishop Bola also added that it is a message to the foreign countries that what happened in Egypt is not a coup and that this referendum is...
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Al-Azhar appealed in a message to Mursī to be president of all Egyptians and to always remember that he is responsible for the protection of all their rights by respecting equality and citizenship and working on solving the pressing problems suffered by the people, Muslims and Christians alike. [...
A statement by the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt and abroad congratulated Mursī over “winning the Egyptian people’s trust in the presidential election,” expressing confidence that Mursī will work on maintaining the nation’s higher interests and unity of all its groups. [Muḥammad Ḥijāb, al-Ahrām,...
Bishop Yūhannā Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt, declined to comment on Mursī’s victory in the presidential election. [ʿAbd al-Wahāb Shaʿbān, al-Wafd, June 26, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
All Egyptian churches congratulated Mursī for winning the state’s top post as Coptic movements and citizens urged him to fulfill his promises, including the establishment of a state of citizenship. Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymā, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod’s Information...
Malāk denied as “rumors” a reported possible increase in Coptic migration outside Egypt after Mursī came to power. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, June 26, p. 9] Read text in Arabic
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
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...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Once again heated arguments surface between young Christians and the Coptic Orthodox Church over the list of appointed figures in the post-revolution parliament after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Muslim Brotherhood were invited to attend the Coptic Christmas earlier this...
Pursuing Egyptians' efforts to recover the spirit of the revolution, a meeting hosted by the Azhar on Wednesday (January 11) called for consummating power handover to a civil government as scheduled, refraining from bringing civilians before military courts and releasing all political prisoners....

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