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Fādī Yūsuf, the general coordinator for the Egypt Copts Coalition, said the group will protest outside the People's Assembly (parliament) against the incidents of al-'Āmrīyah, Alexandria, and the expulsion of eight Christian families and unlawfully wasting their private property. The move comes in...
Lawmaker Dr. ‘Imād Jād threatened to resign from parliament if People’s Assembly Speaker Dr. Sa’d al-Katātnī continues to refuse debating his urgent statement on a crisis that followed an informal ‘urfī (informal) reconciliatory session decision to expel eight Coptic families from al-‘Āmrīyah area...
Egyptian Center for Human Rights expressed alarm on setting the law aside and resort instead to customary reconciliation sessions that further infringe the rule of law.  The Center further said that as long as the State refuses to recognize ongoing sectarian attacks by referring to them as 'single...
Chants of the residents of Al-`Āmeriyya, Alexandria, escalated in the presence of Security Forces, chanting “we don't want a church.”. This was a refusal to the building of a new church in the area, where it was decided that a church would be built. However, some citizens rejected this idea, so...
Clashes broke out on Friday between Muslims and Christians in `Ezbet al-Haggāna in the Alexandrian town, Al-`Āmerīyya, following reports that a Christian was trying to build a church.
A state of disgruntlement was sparked among a number of Coptic Orthodox bishops who were absent from last week’s meeting at the Saint Mark Cathedral to discuss names of possible presidential hopefuls and others to represent the church in the constitutional assembly, according to a source inside the...
The banished family of a notable Copt in al-‘Āmrīyah of the name of Abū Sulaymān opened fire on the locals who gathered outside the house of Murād Girgis, the young Copt who started all the trouble in the area, but his neighbors secured his exit with his property from the area. Sāfī ‘Abd al-Wanīs,...
Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, called for establishing a council for Egyptian churches to be tasked with negotiating with the new regime to achieve Copts’ demands, stressing unity of Christian denominations to seek solutions for Coptic problems, including the...
Human rights centers in Egypt have stated that 27 sectarian events took place in the country in the last eight months. However, only four of these incidents were discussed in parliament. In addition many MPs believe that discussing sectarian incidents will only ignite more strife and add to...
The author reports on a lawsuit filed by the lawyer of the Patriarchate of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria against the governor and other figures responsible for destroying a building that belongs to the church under allegedly false claims of containing violations.

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