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On Tuesday the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the 51th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance, according to Christian belief, on the domes of the church that bears her name in the al-Zaytūn area of Cairo.
The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
The Coptic Orthodox Church sent a congratulatory letter to the Shaykh of al-Azhar and the Grand Muftī and some political figures in which Pope Tawadros II congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr ('Amād Khalīl, al-Masrī al-Yawm, Aug. 9). Read original text in Arabic.
Presidency confirmed that President Muhammad Mursi (Mūrsī) held a surprise meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, and Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, at the Presidential Palace (Nāsir 'Abd al-Majīd, al-Wafd, June 19, p. 4). Read original text in Arabic.
A Copt attempted to attack Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II during his weekly sermon on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyyah. The attacker, ‘Adil Līyūn Wahīb, attempted to reach the place the Pope is staying. People panicked, but the security guards succeeded in...
The Vatican Pope Francis I washed the feet of 12 inmates including two girls, one of them is Serbian Muslim, who was born in Rome and the other is an Italian Catholic (No Author Mentioned, al-Sabāh, Mar. 30, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has announced his plans to form a council to facilitate divorce and remarriage by the end of April. The plan includes various procedures such as providing easy access to legal and social workers, clerical councils to help the families, the introduction of the...
There are new signs of fitnah tā'ifīyah in the town of al-Wastá of Beni Suef Governate. Al-Sabāh reported about a number of anti-Christians pamphlets that were distributed in al-Wastá, in addition to, flyers that were against Saint George Church (Mār Jirjis). The messages accused Saint George...
Bayt al-A’ilah led the settlement of the Badrmān tensions by holding the first reconciliation session between Copts and Muslims in the village. The Church on the other hand has rejected the customary reconciliation sessions that prevent the application of the rule of law (Māhir ‘Abd al-Sabbūr, al-...
Coptic Catholic Churches are angry after the representatives of the churches have been informed that the term “civil governance” located in the Preamble of the Constitution has been amended to “civil government”. This was displayed in the dinner that was hosted by General Majd al-Dīn Barakāt, the...
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated yesterday that the U.K. intends to classify “Islamic extremism” as an ideology that is distinct from Islam as a heavenly religion. This comes in the context of the government’s response to the killing of a British soldier on the street in the U.K. (‘Abd...
A father accused his son, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, of conspiring with others in the organization to bomb the Father Church and the Physical Education Faculty for women in Alexandria (Nashwá Fārūq, al-Shurūq, Dec. 5, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic. 
According to the author, articles two and three of the new constitution have maintained national unity as Article II stated that Islam is the religion of the state and Article III gave rights to Copts and Jews to refer to their own codes in personal status and religious affairs. Dr. Abd al-Fattāh...
Counselor Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salām, the advisor of Al-Azhar Shaykh and the rapporteur of the Basic Principles subcommittee in the Constituent Assembly, stated that new constitution stresses that Al-Azhar is a reference to all matters pertaining to Islamic affairs. He assured that it is based on the...
Yāssir Burhāmī, the Vice President of the Salafī Call, stated that the Constitution included the interpretation of sharī’ah provided by the Supreme Constitutional Court, which is satisfactory from a religious perspective. He stated that a “real change requires a gradual development based on...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III sent a congratulatory cable to Prime Minister Kamāl al-Janzūrī in which he expressed good wishes for him in his mission as head of a salvation government. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Dec. 9, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl, head of the Middle East Freedom Forum in Washington, USA, stated that a six-thousand-eight-hundred-kilo weapon shipment coming from Qatar arrived last Sunday, December 16, at the Red Sea port of Suez.  The shipment bill, according to Kh’Alīl was addressed to...
Minister of Insurances and Social Affairs Najwá Khalīl revealed that the total grants obtained by NGOs until the end of July hit LE600 million, adding finance for some NGOs, up to LE96 million, was rejected because it clashed with sovereignty and national security.
In cooperation with the Dār al-Kitāb al-Muqaddas (the Holy Bible Publication House), the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), organized a literary forum to discuss the theme ‘a new Arabic rereading of the biblical text’. Head of the CEOSS and of Egypt’s Presbyterian church,...
Dr. Alī Jum’ah, the Grand Muftī, stated that Dār al- Iftā corrects 20-30 incorrect fatwás daily and responds to it in 8 different languages.

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