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The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
Pastor Rifʿat Fikrī, President of the Media Committee of Egypt’s Church Council, that the Egyptian church returned the code of personal status for Copts to Counselor Majdī al-ʿAjātī, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliament, to discuss and amend it.
Dear esteemed Egyptian church leaders, In the previous part of my letter, I said that I would write to you this open, transparent discourse after the Personal Status Code was returned to the churches so as to yield language consented upon by all Christian communities. This letter includes...
A Coptic Church source has said that there is a general trend towards unifying the personal status law valid for all the Christian denominations by taking into consideration their differences on what concerns marriage and divorce. 
Montassar al-`Omda Mālik, a member of the Supreme Council of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the personal status law for Christians has a constitutional particularity, as the constitution states that the church participates in the drafting of sensitive and thorny clauses.
After the different denominations Christian communities managed to draft a personal status law for non-Muslim Egyptians, this law is threatened not to be brought to fruition by the Parliament, to contradict articles of the Egyptian Constitution which guarantee the principle of freedom of belief and...
Bishop Benyamīn of the Menūfiyya Diocese said that the inclusion of the constitutional particularity of personal status for Egyptian Christians, which will be drafted in the upcoming meeting of Egypt's churches representatives, does not weaken the law.
The Family Law is on the top of the Parliament's agenda, in particular, after human rights defenders had described some of its provisions as “destructive for the relationships between couples in cases of divorce, khulʿ (the divorce initiated by women), and custody of children.  
The Coptic Evangelical Church, speaking through its media spokesman, Dr. Rev. Ikrām Lam`ī, stated that it met to discuss points of agreement and disagreement in the draft Personal Status Law proposed by the Coptic Orthodox Church.  Lam`ī confirmed to Sada al-Balad that among points of...
Bishop Antōnios `Azīz of the Gīza Coptic Catholic Diocese confirmed that Egypt's Council of Churches has not yet met to reach a consensus on a unified personal status law proposal for all five Churches, stressing that the Council's last meeting on this issue was last year.
The unified law on houses of worship provides for the agreement of the religious authority. The governors issue the required licenses within 3 months of submitting the request. A source in the Cabinet states to al-Ahrām that the law establishes unified rules for building, restoration, demolition...
The Coptic Orthodox Church is seeking to have the unified personal status law for non-Muslims passed as soon as possible, official sources from the papal office said. The move is intended to prevent a possible crisis between the Church and the judiciary and to address the problem of Copts seeking a...
 The struggle between the church and the group "Copts have the right to divorce" continues.
 The author states that there are many opposing opinions concerning the Unified Law for Personal Status for non-Muslims as not being for non-Muslims. 
The article focuses on a new bill to allow adoption among Christians in Egypt and the disputes among the three churches on the unified personal status law.
Dr. Samīr Tanāghū, a professor in the Law Faculty at Alexandria University, writes about one of the unresolved legal issues concerning the state and the church; the Personal Status Law, and its effects on Copts.
Defrocked Coptic Orthodox clergymen blame Pope Shenouda and influential bishops for receiving bribes and discriminating against the poor, yet church figures deny the allegations and stress the church’s decency.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Han ān Ibr āh īm, mother of 15 year-old Nancy, reported the disappearance of her underage daughter, claiming that a lady called Nill ī, with the help of her son, Kar īm, kidnapped Nancy, with the aim of marrying her to Kar īm.
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