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Ice was broken on Wednesday (March 21) between presidential candidate Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā and Bishop Bīshūy, the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Secretary and a possible successor of Pope Shenouda III, when ‘Awwā visited the Saint Mark Cathedral to offer condolences over the pope....
Dozens of Coptic women gathered outside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Friday (May 18) to protest statements by Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, in which he called on Christian women to observe modest clothing and “follow in the...
The Coptic Orthodox Church's Holy Synod formed an 18-member committee that will make a list of nominees for the patriarchic chair. Clergymen on the committee included Bishop Hīdrā of Aswan, Bishop Benjamin of Monufia, Bishop Būla of Tanta, Bishop Abrām of al-Fayoum, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles...
The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedoms report grilled the ruling authorities in Egypt, which, it said, caused religious freedom violations, adding Egypt, the heart of the Arab Spring, has seen hope turning into panic after human rights deteriorations under the Supreme Council...
Copts, who are brothers and partners in the nation, enjoy the rights to any state positions depending on efficiency just like any Muslim citizen except those of al-Azhar, said presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā. [Michel ‘Abd Allāh, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, March 18, p. 4] Read original text in...
Islamic thinker Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā said that the man who hosted 'Abīr in Imbābah incidents affirmed that 'Abīr told him she did not pray in a year, and that if she returns to her Christian husband, there will be no harm involved except that she will be with a husband that she does not love. He...
In a seminar organized by the Egypt Institution for Culture and Dialogue, Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā said that he would like the government to stop publishing the population census according to sects because he says some people manipulate parts of the data, particularly the number of Copts in...
The Ministry of Endowments cancelled a lecture by Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā yesterday at the al-Nūr mosque in ‘Abbāsiyyah, Cairo. The reason behind the cancellation was that the ministry fears al-‘Awwā might once again make controversial comments such as those made when he was responding to...
Editor-In-Chief of Al-Dustūr Newspaper, Ibrāhīm <sup>c</sup>īsá, insists on playing the role of a martyr in the name of the opposition. Ibrāhīm <sup>c</sup>īsá has every right to political opposition but not at the expense of the nation’s stability and national unity....
While refusing to comment on the Bishop Bīshūy controversy, businessman Najīb Sawīris harshly criticized Dr. Muhammad Selīm Al-<sup>c</sup>Awā whose articles for Al-Masrī Al-Yawm Newspaper were discontinued. Sawīris denied having anything to do with the decisión, which he claims is...

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