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Dr. Najīb Jubrā'īl, Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said that the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to enforce the Church name in the current events even though the Church did not interfere in politics and did not incite Copts to do anything (referring to protests off the...
The two children left the Beni Suef prosecution to an unknown place after orders to release them as security forces intensified presence in ‘Izbit Marco lest retaliatory acts erupt.
Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl’s beat-about-the-bush remarks that there were no forced evictions of some families in Rafah and that only one family preferred to relocate to another area would never be bought by a KG-1 child.
The North Cairo Criminal Court under Counselor Mahmūd al-Rashīdī adjourned to the October 1, 2012 session an appeal by the public prosecution against the investigating judge’s decision to file the investigations against 54 suspects in the October 9, 2011 incidents outside the state radio & TV...
On December 31, Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī announced that a high counter-sectarian commission is to be formed and its work put immediately into effect. The presidential decree came after a police man shot dead a man and his son in Minya, which was the most recent incident after a...
Everybody who is psychologically balanced aspires to peaceful coexistence between the Sunnis and the Shiites, and among the followers of all religious sects and communities. Sectarianism is a lethal poison threatening any nation that strives for security and economic stability. Throughout the first...
In his column this week, journalist and author Ḥamdī Rizq addresses ultra-conservative Muslims, asking them why they prohibit the Copts of Minya to dedicate their prayers around the altar, while they are not deprived from dedicating their prayers towards the qibla:
In his interview to al-ʿArab News editor-in-chief, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox pope and patriarch of Alexandria, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, said that the rate of Egyptian Christians’ migration has reduced in the last few years, stressing that many Christians left their country during the one-year rule of...
Those who follow up the Coptic file in Egypt believe that the frequency of terrorist attacks against Christians and their churches in the last five years has become a headache for the government which introduced a series of tight security measures believing that these attacks came as a result of...
On Sunday, Chancellor Nāṣir al-Dahshān, Senior Solicitor-General of the Court of Appeal in Alexandria, Egypt, received a complaint filed against Aḥmad al-ʿArajāwī, a House of Representatives MP for al-Nūr Party, accusing him of rabble-rousing in the country. Attorney Tāriq Maḥmūd, who presented...
On Sunday, the Military Court of Asyut postponed to April 15, 2018 retrial of the 39 convicts involved in violent attacks in the governorate of Minya just after the dispersion of the two sit-ins of Rābiʿah and al-Nahḍa in 2013.
A decision to close four churches in the Egyptian governorate of al-Minyā sparked controversy and renewed talks about protecting Christians in Egypt and their right to worship and building churches. This comes at a time when some Western reports, issued by official institutions and non-governmental...
Dr. Aḥmad Badr al-Dīn Ḥassūn, the Grand Mufti of Syria, stressed the common destiny of the Egyptian and Syrian peoples through the ages and the importance of the two countries in preserving the Arab entity.
The “Coordinating Citizenship” Program, which includes Coptic activists, party-members, and parliamentarians, issued a statement in which it affirmed its rejection of the special visit conducted by the Committee on Religious Freedoms of the U.S. State Department to Egypt. They also rejected...
The worst thing a cleric can do is to confound religion with politics, or to use religion to serve politics, especially in a context of tension and anger. The cleric has the duty to keep himself distant from politics and spread the culture of peace instead, by keeping people away from the...
Dr. Ayman ‘Abd al-Mun’im, Governor of Suhāj, said that the quarrel which took place on Thursday evening in the village of Bayt ‘Allām in Jirja was a dispute between a Coptic owner of a grocery store and a Muslim youth from the village. The fight was caused by a dispute over priority purchase, ‘a...
Kāmīlīyyā Makram Jirjis [Camelia Makram Girgis], director of the Coptic Museum and Supervisor of Coptic Manuscript Collections said that The "Martyrs of Egypt" exhibition, opened by Dr. Khaled Anani [Khālid al-ʿAnānī] Minister of Archeology in the Coptic Museum, is an exhibition of  Christian...
The Church of Egypt issued a press release on Friday in the wake of the incident that killed at least 28 Copts and injured 24 [others] when a bus on its way to the Saint Samwell the Confessor Monastery was attacked.
  "I thank the nation’s shield, the Armed Forces, for their heroic role in the restoration of the churches damaged by the Muslim Brotherhood," said Pastor ‘Andrīh Zakī, head of the Evangelical community in Egypt.
Palm Sunday signifies the beginning of the Holy Week leading up to Easter, the most important feast in the Christian calendar. It was a sad week following the attacks on two churches in Egypt that cost the lives of 45 people and injured 129 others, some of whom were Muslim policemen and guards.  

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