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Munṣif Sulaymān, Legal Advisor to the Coptic Orthodox Church and member of the House of Representatives, announced the completion of reviewing the Family Law (Personal Status for Copts) in the Ministry of Justice. All sides have agreed on all articles of the draft law after 16 sessions that brought...
Reverend Rifʿat Fatḥī, general secretary for Evangelical Synod of the Nile and the Evangelical Church’s representative in the personal status law discussions, said that the Evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox Churches have come to an agreement on the provisions of the personal status law. 
The draft of a law for Christian families in Egypt has again resulted in disagreements between churches, which were conveyed in notes sent to the government.
Representatives of Egypt’s Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches officially submitted a draft of the personal status law for Christians in Egypt to Sharīf al-Shādhilī, advisor to Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī.  Now the government will hand it over to parliament, so it can become law.
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
The Egyptian family court in Ḥilwān filed the grounds of its ruling, which was based on the enforcement of the statute of Orthodox Copts regarding inheritance distribution. It resulted in Coptic lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh and her brothers receiving the same share of inheritance. 
The Protestant Church of Egypt not only plays an important spiritual role for the Protestant Christian community but also makes social contributions to the entire Egyptian society, independent of skin colour, gender and religion. Since his assumption of the position of president of the Protestant...
On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...
On Thursday, April 11, the heads of the Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, and Episcopal Churches held a meeting at the papal headquarters at St. Mark Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya in the hopes of ending the harmful personal status crisis.  The meeting was presided over by Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Patriarch ...
Nabīl Ghabriyyāl, a Coptic lawyer in cassation, called on church representatives, who recently met to discuss the new personal status bill for non-Muslims (the new family law for Copts), to draw up a text organizing the distribution of inheritance for Christians.   

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