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In this article historian Mājid Kāmil, Senior Researcher at the Egyptian National Library and Archives, speaks about Dr. Bāhūr Labīb as one of the world leaders in Coptology. Dr. Pahor Labib [Bāhūr Labīb], one of the most famous scholars of Coptic Studies in Egypt and the world, was born on...
The appellant judge of the Dishnā Court decided to discharge two Copts and six Muslims in Fāw Baḥarī village, Dishnā province in Qinā governorate, after reaching a reconciliation between the two parties.
Dishnā prosecution in Qinā governorate renewed the detention of two Copts and six Muslims from the village of Fāw Baḥarī for another 15 days under pending investigation of incidents that happened New Year’s Eve.  Copts in the village were prevented from praying, and one of Copts’ homes was burnt...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticised Egyptian security forces after the latter had prevented 4000 Coptic Christians from performing the New Year’s prayer in a building in Fāw Baḥarī village. The Christians of the village, which lies in Dishnā (Qinā governorate) in the south of...
For over 26 years, Coptic Christians in the village of Hijāzah in Qūṣ, Qena, have been suffering under the rule of extremists in the region, who have prevented the Christian community from resuming work to build the St. George [Mār-Jirjis] Catholic Church.  The Egyptian government’s decision to...
Anba Bimin, Bishop of Naqada and Qus, presided over a Mass celebration of "Palm Sunday" in the Church of Martyr Mar Jirjis and Theban legion in Jarajus.
The National Salvation Front sent a representative to Upper Egypt villages to observe the referendum over the draft Constitution. Ahmad Māhir, the representative, along with a group of activists witnessed those blocking Copts from voting.
 Al-Watan reported that Coptic activists complained that despite a large turnout to cast their ballots on the second phase of the Constitutional referendum, Egyptian Christians, particularly in Upper Egypt, have been prevented from reaching their polling stations. In Mahallat Dīyāy of al-Dusūq...
Security agencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena deactivated a decision by Governor ‘Ādil Labīb to embark on works to refurbish the Anba Antonius and Virgin Mary Church in the village of Abū Shūshah.
A delegation of the parliamentarian Committee of Religious Affairs and Endowments [al-Awqāf] headed by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, visited the archdiocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Qinā on Sunday to determine the magnitude of the governorate’s housing price crisis. On behalf of the archbishop of Qinā...

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