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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.
It was eight years ago, precisely on October 9, 2011, that the predominantly Coptic crowd, protesting an attack on a church in Aswan, was attacked by unknown assailants. When military and security forces intervened, they turned their ammunition and armored personal carriers (APCs)on the...
During his presentation of the 5th edition on the three-volume set titled “Eastern Catholicism”, Prefect of the congregation for Eastern Catholic Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri said that he had witnessed the solidarity and unity of Egypt’s Christians and Muslims during the demonstrations of...
“Reports asserted that the majority of Copts voted for Shafīq, ‘Amr Mūsá and Hamdīn Sabbāhī and a fewer number voted even for former MB member ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh as well as other presidential candidates with all their different political affiliations and ideologies,” the ECHR said in a...
During the January Revolution, all Egyptians embodied humanity and national unity as they decided not to split up and to unite under the slogan of “We are all one, and our goal is one” On the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the January Revolution, al-Fajr observed that the common denominator of...
Right in the heart of the Egyptian upper-middle class district, Heliopolis, north of Cairo, precisely, close to the Maydān al-Jāmiʿ Square, lies a popular district called ʿIzbat Al-Muslimīn, translated, the Muslim Manor. Despite its name, the majority of the district’s residents are Christians.
The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it already set up informal groups to participate in the protection of churches during the New Year's Eve and Eastern Coptic Christmas celebrations. The Brotherhood, in a statement congratulating Copts as well as Muslim on the Christmas, called on the Supreme...
Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd ordered immediate investigations into reports accusing the Dutch ambassador in Cairo of attempting to foment sectarian strife by providing his country with misinformation about the conditions of Copts in Egypt. [‘Umar al-Khūlī, al-Sabāh, Oct. 2, p. 3] Read...
Bishop, Dr. Yūhannā Qultah Sa‘īd, deputy patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church, refused a number of Coptic calls for international interference, calling it 'nonsense'. He assured that Copts are protected by Muslims and the country is capable of protecting itself. The three Coptic denominations in...
  Voices of protesters swept the streets after Friday prayers in Upper Egypt, as Muslimas and Christians joined together in showing their anger at the government's inaction regarding deposed leaders and corruption charges. Led by Muslim clerics and Christian leaders, one protester pointed out that...

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