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Sabāh al-Khayr magazine recently tackled the subject ‘Copts’ divorce.’ Many think that the Church must reconsider the personal status affairs of Copts according to modern reality, but they do not have the will or the courage to declare it in public.
Muhammad Nour Farahāt, a professor of Law interested in the philosophy behind laws, stated that he has been calling for a unified personal status law for both Copts and Muslims. He believes that a nation must be governed by one law. Such a law would take into consideration both the religious and...
The increase in the number of the Coptic wives filing lawsuits before the court to get permission to remarry has led to annulling the ecclesiastical regulation that states that the wife whose husband is missing has to wait for 30 years for her husband before she is able to remarry. The article...
The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled the unconstitutionality of article 177 in the personal status regulations for the Coptic Orthodox. The regulation states the possibility of declaring a missing person dead thirty years after the [initial] proof of his missing status, or ninety years after his...
Pope Shenouda prepared a request to submit to the People’s Assembly for it to decide upon the Christian unified personal statues law. This new law, which specifies nine reasons for divorce, will solve the problems of Christians who got divorced but cannot get permission to re-marry.
After the storm that the new family law [that is, the Personal Status Law] has created for the Muslims in the sessions of the People’s Assembly and its ratification, and with the number of sessions held by the assembly and the numerous interventions from different trends, many have neglected a...
The Ministry of Justice is now studying the unified law of the Christian churches in order to introduce it to the People’s Assembly.
After the passage of more than 20 years since the first attempt at issuing a unified Personal Status Law binding all Christian denominations, an agreement has finally been reached in the last couple of days. Rose al-Yūsif obtained the full text of the Personal Status Law for the Copts and describes...
His Holiness Pope Shinūdā III the heads and representatives of Christian churches in Egypt to endorse the "Unified Personal Status Bill" before its submission by His Holiness to the Minister of Justice for consideration.
The women in non-Orthodox Coptic sects are demanding equality with the women of the Orthodox church who are judged according to Islamic Sharia in cases related to the custody of their children.

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