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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...
On November 25, 2011, Al-Misrī al-Yawm, now called Egypt Independent, was the first publication that reported about Najīb Jubrā’īl’s “NGO report: 93,000 Copts left Egypt since March.”  
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
In spite of Pope Shenouda’s decision disallowing the travel of Copts to Jerusalem while it is under Israeli occupation, it has transpired that some Coptic businessmen from Canada, Australia and the U.S. are still organizing trips to the Holy Land, thereby defying the pope’s orders.  
Some Egyptian Christian emigrants have always been parroting during the former regime's time that they could not come to Egypt to convene meetings and forums for dialogue over the Christian citizens' cares and problems as well as discrimination and challenges facing equality in Egypt.
Recent claims of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders Maḥmūd ‘Izat and Sa’d al-Husīnī, to turn Egypt into a purely Islamic state, frightened liberals and Copts alike. The article at hand discusses to which extent such fears are legitimized. After all, MB senior officials like Mohamed al-Biltāgī...
This article looks at a new grassroots movement among the Coptic Diaspora which was established in Washington this past weekend. Almost 100 Coptic Christian community organizers from around the globe gathered to discuss religious freedom in the Middle East and future lobbying efforts for the rights...
This article deals with the issue of Coptic rights abroad and at home, as well the views of parish leader Bassanti concerning Coptic rights. 
This article outlines the importance of the coming year in the political climate of Egypt. All houses of Parliament and presidential elections will take place, and it should be an important part in the lives of all Egyptians. The author also compares voter turn out in Egypt to many other countries...
Anba Barnaba, Bishop of Rome, talks to Watani about the Copts in Italy and those in Egypt. He speaks of immigration, integration, discrimination, and the Egyptian nationality for all Copts.

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