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Calm was restored at Dayr al-Birshā village of Mallawī Township, al-Minya governorate after security forces pacified a Muslim-Christian fitnah that had sparked there. The fitnah was flamed by an argument between two members of the family of ‘Abd al-Qādir and the family of Abū ‘Azīz that then...
In response to widespread rumors that the Minya Diocese is playing a role in campaigning for a certain candidate [name not mentioned], it has issued a statement rejecting this.
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Bishop Dimitrius of Mallawī and al-Ashmūnīn, al-Minya Governorate, has called on Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch not to permit the candidacy of Bishops for the position of patriarch and to restrict the candidacies to monks “so that spiritual and church laws not be broken.”
The Copts in Diljā have held the first Sunday mass after the army and police forces entered the village. This was held in the Monastery of Virgin Mary and Bishop Abram that was burnt in the presence of security forces (Islām Fahmī and Khadīgā al-‘Adlī, al-Watan, Sept. 23, p. 3). Read original text...
Yesterday afternoon the U.S.Congress Foreign Relations Committee held (Oct. 1) a formal hearing on the violation of human rights in Egypt and theattacksonChristiansandchurches. This was in the presenceofBishopAngaelos, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church of England.The session included a hearing...
Unknown assailants opened fire on the car Bishop Makarios in Minya while he going to visit the village of Sirū center in Abu Qurqās to give condolences to a Christian family there. On its part, the Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement confirming that Bishop Makarios is unhurt (Ashraf Kamāl, al...
A Coptic accountant of Nasser Social Bank has been kidnapped in Matāy in al-Minya governorate. The kidnappers intercepted his car and threatened him with firearms. A 33-year-old employee and a Kūm-Matāy village resident, Osama Muhībb Jonan Josef, has been reported kidnapped. His brother, 26,...
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated in an interview that the reason for his request to the Ministry of Justice to grant the right of judicial arrest to the inspectors of the Ministry of Endowments is to increase the control of the Ministry over the mosques and stop any...
For the second week in a row, the Endowment Department in Minya failed to put the mosques of the Jamā’ah al- Islāmiyah under control. Last week this made Endowment Ministry officers file a complaint in the police station against Muhammad Yaqūb, a popular Salafī preacher. The same incident recurred...

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