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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
Forty-one years have passed since the founding of the youth bishopric in the 1970s.  As Islamist currents of thought became more mainstream in Egyptian society, Pope Shinūda III had become concerned about the future of Christian youth.  For him, the youth bishopric was a way to hand down Coptic...
A number of diaspora Copts in the United States of America, as well as  the Egyptian Society for All Egyptians announced their readiness to receive President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī next week during his visit to New York for meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Coptic Orthodox Church Official Spokesman Būlus Halīm stated that the registration procedures of three new churches in Indonesia are currently underway, bringing the number of Coptic Orthodox churches in there to five. 
For the past 40 years, the church has been Copts’ sole refuge and Pope Shenouda III has been a religious leader and political intellectual thinking for all the congregation that the Christians have come down to only one person, the late patriarch. 
Meanwhile, Nādir al-Sirafī, the official spokesman of the 1938 Copts League, which advocates divorce and remarriage in Christianity, threatened to challenge the unconstitutionality of an article proposed by the church in the constitution that reads “non-Muslims may have recourse to their own...
Meanwhile, several Coptic leaders in Egypt expressed flat rejection against a conference called “No to marginalization and forced displacement” held on Saturday (Aug. 11) by Bishop Abākīr of Coptic Orthodox Church in Scandinavian countries, headquartered in Sweden.  
The legal adviser of the Catholic Orthodox Church, Amir Ramzy, said that there is no clear representation of Christians in the assembly. He stated that important points have not been included in the draft amendments, including the claim to change the religion after reaching the legal age in order...
UNHCR has stated that the Christian militias in CAR are attacking  innocent people who are trying to escape from the sectarian violence in the country and are forcing them to take dangerous border routes 
On Thursday April 10, a forum met in the Federal Court in New York to discuss the situation of the Copts in Egypt and their protection within Egypt. It is alleged that their rights and freedoms were violated during the revolutionary events.  


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