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Fr. Mūsā Ibrāhīm, official spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced that Pope Tawādrūs II decided to form a commission to follow up on the legal consequences around the issue of Wādī al Rayyān. 
Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq and his meetings with political and religious leaders is a powerful move by the pope to spread peace and bring hope to a country where there appears to be no limit to its suffering.  However, the trip is also a powerful reminder of the trial and tribulations of...
General ʿĀdil al-Ghaḍbān, governor of Port Said [Būr Saʿīd], caused a crisis for the displaced Copts from al-ʿArīsh, who have been living in the governorate since 2017, after informing families that he will no longer be paying for the money that helps them pay rent. Despite the number of displaced...
A new study reveals a decrease in the Christian population by a third, yet the Ṭāʾif  Agreement imposes parity. Only a few buildings are still inhabited by Christians west of the old Ṣaydā road in al- Ḥadath area in the suburb of Southern Beirut, after the departure of hundreds of people, and the...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemns the closure by the security services of the Coptic Church of Anbā Kārās in the village of Naga’ al-Ghafīr in Sohāg governorate after dozens of Muslim citizens surrounded it and chanted anti-Coptic slogans against Christian citizens.
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 displacement was also condemned by tribal chiefs and politicians in Sinai, blaming the state and the absence of its role in Sinai and appealing to the displaced Christians to return to their homes.
Nine Coptic families in Egyptian Rafah started packing up and leaving to the city of al-‘Arīsh following recent threats a few days ago as some members of those families said they are relocating to ‘Arīsh after the governor approved to send them there, where there are no dwelling places available.
Many Muslims have fled the western half of the Central African Republic, out of fear of religious cleansing, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. The UN Security Council is considering a motion to create a peacekeeping force of 12,000 soldiers to prevent the...

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