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The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
The Islamic Shari’a is the main source of legislation in Egypt. It states that Islamic laws should not be applied to the personal status cases of non-Muslims. The laws of their religions are to be applied to them. However, personal status law No. 462/1955 contains nine grounds for divorce in...
Dr. Nabil Luqa Bebawi strongly objects to the new eight reasons allowing divorce [for Coptic Christians] in the regulation of al-Maglis al-Mileli [Community Council], outside of adultery. Dr. Bebawi says that these reasons are unrelated to the Bible. As an alternative to this regulation, Dr....
The Cairo Court of Appeal said that Israel is the first beneficiary of the law of khula? which can destroy the Egyptian society and its Islamic and Arabic traditions. The deputy of the patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt said that khula? is a new civil legislation not known in...
[Khul‘‘ is wife?s request for divorce in return for the dowry and gifts she had received from him]. Pope Shenouda expressed his satisfaction at the fact that the court rejected the khula? request of a Coptic wife. He said that the decision was based on the teachings of Christianity and reflected...
The Cairo Personal Status Court refused to hear the first case of khula? filed by a Christian wife. The court based its judgment on the on the commandment of the Bible that the wife should not be separated from her husband except for marital unfaithfulness. Lawyers of other Coptic wives asking...
[Khul‘‘ is wife?s request for divorce in return for the dowry and gifts she had received from him].
After Max Michel and the laymen’s conference, the Coptic Orthodox Church is facing troubles with a new dissident called Ra’ūbīl Istifanus, who established Saint Paul’s church for his new congregation the Sons of the Christ.
In a complaint made to al-Sāhil chief prosecutor, a Christian woman accused an Evangelical pastor of swindling and marrying her off to a married inspector at the National Authority for Insurance and Pensions through a pseudo-contract of marriage and unknown church’s rituals.
Adel Youssef, a lawyer, said that he expected that the court would agree to divorce actress Hala Sidqi from her husband because he follows a different denomination from hers, which means that their case can be examined according to the personal status law of the Muslims.
Abu Maqar monastery issued a book titled ?The Divine Wisdom Behind the Structure of the Church.? The book tackles the role the church can play in the political sphere. According to the book, clergymen are not allowed to play a political role. Laymen can play a more effective role than clergymen...
Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Father Nasīf writes in response to Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, the former muftī of Egypt, who accused Christianity of being a religion that calls for violence and where reason is absent.
The secretary of the late Archbishop Gregorius says there were no differences in faith-related issues between the late clergyman and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, but there were different views between the two over issues that were not considered crucial.
The Commissioner’s Authority of the State Council delivered its report regarding the appeal of Pope Shenouda against the decree of the administrative court that obliged him to give permission for remarriage to divorcees. The ruling of the lower court was declared to be illegal and...
The author notes that the recent conference on orthodox doctrine has sparked a “conference war” between the mother Orthodox Church, laymen and Max Michel.
Pilgrimage and Coptic divorce were amongst the top issues discussed by Pope Shenouda in his last Wednesday meeting.
A man married an ugly rich woman to overcome his poverty and decided later to get rid of her by converting to Islam.
Discussion about the issue of divorce in the Coptic church, the ten conditions under which divorce was allowed in the 1938 law, and Pope Shenouda’s rejection of these conditions.
Michael ‘Ādil looks back on the main events of the year for the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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