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The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, and 40 foreign ambassadors visited the area of ʾAtrīps during their tour of the Sūhāj governorate.
Several local residents of the city of Timā, Suhāj governorate, surrounded the al-Zahrā’ elementary school to protest alleged attempts by a Coptic teacher to disseminate ideas against the Muslim faith into the minds of their children as he advised them to quit praying.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II has to handle several dossiers inside the church like the pending problems for Copts including divorce, remarriage, inheritance, the laying of a new election system, maintaining national unity, construction of houses of worship and encouraging Christians not to be...
Today’s overview includes yet another quarrel between two Muslim and Christian families only nearly a week after the Dahshūr crisis first stirred by a burnt shirt was settled. However, this quarrel in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag has some similarity to the Dahshūr problem; a trivial...
With the endorsement of the Grand Imām Ahmad al-Tayyib Shaykh of the Azhar, a new branch of ‘Bayt al-‘Ailah (a body related to the Azhar comprised of Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars), was inaugurated in the governorate of Sohag by several officials, among them Dr. ‘Abbās Shūmān, Deputy of...
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
A Copt in Sohag has given an example of national unity.
n Tuesday, the trial of 119 Muslim Brothers was re-started. The men are accused of provoking riots throughout the governorate and burning the Mary Girgis Church after their sit-ins at Midān Rābi’ah and Midān Nahdah had been dispersed. Furthermore, the prosecution of Sūhāj has accused them of...
The phenomena of attacks launched against Copts and their belongings and lives have reemerged. This is happening especially after a number of fatwás have been issued against them and in some hot areas such as Minya, Qena, Sohag and Aswan. These places have witnessed attacks against Copts in the...
Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khālid al- ʿAnānī decided to allocate 100 thousand EGP for resuming the restoration work in some sites of the White Monastery[1]. He also decided to move some antiquities that date back to the Pharaonic Period for display in the Sohag National Museum.   [1]...
Security forces in the Sohag Security Department successfully thwarted a sectarian fitnah (strife) in al- Nusayrāt Village in Dar Al- Salām [CH: nor far from al-Kusheh, the village making headlines in 1998 and 2000 for violence that turned against Christians]. A Copt has started to construct a...
  In al-Marāghah, Suhag, the hometown of the seven Christian Egyptians who were killed in Libya, seven Muslim families decided to postpone their sons’ weddings in solidarity with the families of the victims. Furthermore, thousands of Muslims went to churches raising slogans in support of the...
Gamal Mostafa [Jamāl Muṣṭafá], head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Department at the ministry of antiquities, made an inspection visit to the church of Saints Bīshāy and Bīgūl, also known as the Red Monastery.
Anonymous perpetrators kidnapped 26-year old Coptic farmer, ‘Bolbol,’ from his farm near the village of Mashtah in Suhag. His father, Jamīl Zakī, issued the report regarding his son’s kidnapping at the local police station and the investigation is ongoing to find the perpetrators. 
26 Christians suffered from an acute case of food poisoning on their way home from a school trip to visit the churches of Alexandria, Beheira, and Cairo. The trip, organized by Fr. Bakhūm Gaballāh, priest of the St. Bakhūm church in the village of al-Suām’ah in Suhag, was intended for the students...
Father Basilous, deputy of the Monastery of Saint Bola, and Father Pham Antoni and deputy of the monastery of St. Anthony in Nāssir City in Sohag donated 300 cartons of food containing large quantities of rice, pasta, sugar, tea, oil, to the imams 6 mosques in Nāssir City, for distribution to the...
 "There is no God but Allah. The Christians are the enemies of Allah." Chants echoed by people wearing heavy beards, who described themselves as brothers and raised the title as Muslims. They carried arms, batons, iron bars and Molotov cocktails in their hands. They went to the Coptic Orthodox...
The Misdemeanor Appeals Court in Sohag governorate has ruled four years of imprisonment and a 10,000 LE fine for a teacher convicted of contempt of religion
Dr. Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, Governor of Suhāj, approved the restoration of the Coptic Evangelic apostolic church building and its adjacent services building at al-Geish [al-Jaysh] Street in Ṭamā City after submitting the required documents. Construction works are to be carried out under the...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...

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