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In a Jesuit-run magazine in 1957, Rev. J.J.W. Murphy recalled a meeting with a Christian priest in Egypt ten years prior. "I was surprised then at what he told me of Muslim hostility to Christianity and of the possibility that persecution would break out," Murphy wrote. "Now I know that his...
Sectarian violence struck Egypt again on Friday, April 6, as at least four Christians and one Muslim were killed in an incident in Khusūs, in the governorate of Qalyubia, to the north of Cairo. Clashes continued on Sunday, and spread to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Cairo, where a...
This meeting took place in one of the buildings belonging to the Presidential palace on December 10, 2012, only days before the referendum on December 15. Part of the area around the presidential palace was closed by the military and only could get in after Cornelis Hulsman had told an officer that...
Dr. Muhammad Mursī, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) candidate in Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections, said 15 international corporations are ready to pump $200 billion when Egypt becomes stable. [Hajjāj al-Husaynī, al-Ahrām, May 1, p. 4] Read original text...
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
Egyptian Christians are mourning the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch Shinūdā III, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. Pope Shinūdā (August 3, 1923 - March 17, 2012) was extremely popular among millions of common Christians. A charismatic reformer and an advocate of Christian...
Yesterday and today I was at the Mujama' administrative building at Tahrīr square to complete the residence permit in my passport. Just around the corner was the burned building of the Scientific Research Center besides Parliament. The military has sealed off the Qasr al-'Inī and Shaykh Rayhān...
On November 28, the first round of the elections for Egypt's parliament (the People's Assembly or Majlis Al-Sha'b), start in Egypt. The Egyptian parliament will consist of 498 members. Of these, a third of the seats (166 members) are elected by absolute majority vote in their own electoral district...

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