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The funeral of Karīm Jirjis, a Copt who was shot dead when he was in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace, took place on Thursday (Dec. 6) at Virgin Mary and Saint Stephen Church in Shubrā el Khaymah. 
Shubrā al- Khaymah Criminal Court, held in the Police Institute in Turah, has issued yesterday its sentence against members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the case of blocking the Qalyūb roadway.
Coptic activists denounced the participation of Rāmī Lakaḥ and Mamdūḥ Ramzī in a dialogue with President Muhammad Mursī, stressing that they do not represent but their personal views.  
The Bishopric of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Shubra al-Khayma, said that the Diocesan Bishop, Anba Murqus, is following up the crisis around the newly erected Saint Kirillus Church in the Badr district, Qaliyūbiya Governorate, urging the Bishopric to close the church because of threats she...
On July 3, 2013, the civil forces united against the Muslim Brotherhood. Their representatives agreed in a meeting with then-army chief 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, Shaykh Al-Azhar and the Pope of the Egyptian Church to oust Muhammad Morsi, in preparation of a transitional period to be followed by...
Heading a delegation from Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of Saint Mark, paid a visit on Wednesday, August 31 to the headquarters of Al-Azhar Al-Sharīf to extend good wishes to Grand Imam Dr. Ahmad al-Tayeb for the Feast of the Sacrifice. Dr...
Bishop Marqus is Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Cairo since 1978. On more than one occasion, Bishop Marqus has rejected Coptic activists' allegations that Copts in Egypt are persecuted by the Egyptian government or by Muslims in general. The Bishop said that foreign...
The issue of church building in Egypt is among the most misunderstood and misreported subjects affecting Muslim-Christian relations.
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...
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...
ContentsI. Jansen’s argument: Copts are killed when they violate the Shari’a  II. My comment: Jansen should have mentioned the general lack of security in Egypt  III. Jansen does not know about the construction of new churches in recent years  IV. Does the Shari’a prohibit the building of churches...
MEMRI made excerpts of an interview with Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on June 5, 2011. Wahid Hamed is certainly right that “Differences of opinion between people or politicians should never be construed as opposition to the religion. Religion is sacred to all. […]”...
 With the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today, pro-democracy protestors, Muslims and Christians, are celebrating in the streets of Cairo and other cities around the country. Power was handed over to the Egyptian military.   According to Open Doors, a Christian organization founded...
The recent killings in Nag Hamadi have engendered various reactions throughout Egyptian society. Some have cursed the darkness, while others have closed up their eyes and ears altogether. Some, however, have been spurred to action, but sensitivity, distance—geographically and culturally, and...
On Monday 15th February, the AWR team held a meeting in our office with a member of Bishop Marcos’ delegation which had travelled to Nag Hammadi, who wished to remain unidentified. We met this source through an earlier visit with Bishop Marcos, in order to discuss our organization’s proper response...
Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī presents his views on peacemaking through education, training, and personal involvement. He also discusses the value of religious initiatives to promote peace. Article full text: On November 18, 2009 I had a chance to interview Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī, President of the...

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