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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria, represented by the churches of the central sector, has launched an initiative to raise awareness for Christian families entitled “Bless My Home”, which includes a group of spiritual sermons warning against the negative impact of social media on the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, congratulated all churches inside and outside Egypt, while leading the Epiphany mass at the papal headquarters in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. The mass was attended by a few number fathers, bishops, priests, and deacons, but...
Dr. Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī, director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is heading a meeting on December 22 organized by Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Cairo under the title “Human Rights and Double Standards.”
Sources revealed that the Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] handed over the file of Shaykh Aḥmad Hammām, preacher at the Endowment Directorate in Alexandria, to administrative prosecution to investigate him for violations. He is reported to have supported the killing of those who insult the Prophet...
Having a PhD degree is not a guarantee for good academic work. Dr. Mahmoud Omar [Maḥmūd ʿUmar] may have been a good archeologist, but he ruined his own academic reputation by interpreting medieval traditions as historical facts, as descriptions that have actually happened.
Many of the Coptic and secular leadership in Alexandria expressed their anger at a magazine that had placed Father Rāfāʾ īl, Bishop of central Cairo churches, on a picture with the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muḥammad Badīʿ. The leaders considered this act an insult and an unacceptable...
Hostile news channels are attempting to propagate lies and biased rumours to destabilise Egypt and return it to the scenario of 2011.
On February 15, the churches of Minya and Alexandria commemorated the “martyrs” killed five years ago in Libya by Dāʿish (the Islamic State) in 2015, after the Holy Synod dedicated February 15 as an annual day to celebrate “the feast of the new martyrs.”
This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.

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