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Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, Chairman of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), said that the army does not back a certain candidate for the presidency, pledging to "sail the nation through to safety, hand over power to an elected civil president and support drafting a...
Meanwhile, the Iftā' House expressed rejection against impertinence towards Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah over his recent visit to al-Quds (Jerusalem) and his prayers at the al-Aqsá Mosque. "The Muftī, who attended an emergency meeting of the Azhar's Islamic Research Academy, the highest...
Activities of the 2nd Arab-European dialogue meeting, organized by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) intercultural dialogue forum, will start on Monday (April 23), to be attended by representatives of 17 Arab and European countries. "The three-day conference will...
The most likely punishment for Copts who violated Pope Shenouda's decision to ban visits to Jerusalem under Israeli occupation will be deprived from Holy Communion, one of the seven sacraments in the Coptic Orthodox Church. [Husnī Mīlād, al-Akhbār, April 22, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Bishop Pachomius met with Coptic rights activists Najīb Jibrā'īl, Mamdūh Nakhlah and Mamdūh Ramzī to discuss Coptic problems and laymen's cooperation with the church as well as the latter's vision of an Egyptian constitution and the constituent assembly. [Muhammad Hijāb, al-Ahrām, April 22, p. 6] ...
Some bishops are now trying to convince Pachomius, who exerted tremendous efforts during a short period of time he ran the church affairs after the death of Pope Shenouda, to run for the papal chair as called by a group of Coptic laymen and clerics, according to a church source who did not want his...
Meanwhile, the independent syndicate of imāms issued a statement expressing support for the initiative announced by the Azhar under the auspices of Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb to prepare guiding proposals on criteria for the re-formation of a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution for...
Supporters believe the visit is consolidating the concept of the Arabism of al-Quds (Jerusalem) while opponents think it lends legitimacy to the “Zionist entity” that allows entry into the holy city only after it puts its seal on passports and entry visas. The second team stressed support for the...
Moving to church affairs, some coalitions, assemblies and leagues of supporters of Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Shenouda III sent cables to the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod backing Bishop Mūsá of Youths as new patriarch of Alexandria and the see of Saint Mark. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām...
Some Coptic organizations and activists, in a statement they called the March 30 Declaration, vehemently rejected the 100-member panel and “attempts by certain groups to draft the new Egyptian Constitution alone,” urging the Egyptian Church to immediately announce its position on the panel and...

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