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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...
  Copts involved in the dog battle are planning a protest march in front of the Ministry of Justice for September 15, continuing with their demands for a law on civil marriage, as well requesting resignations from the Orthodox denomination sitting on the clerical council.    
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...
"Awake and arise, Christians, we will not say it to the priests, the archbishops or the pope…we are not in a jungle" -  were chants of Copts denied remarriage. The agonized cries echoed on the stairs of the Ministry of Justice on July 8 as they protested about church laws on marriage and divorce....

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