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Last week witnessed wrathful demonstrations of thousands of Copts who conducted a five-day sit-in at the premises of St Mark’s cathedral at Abassiya, Cairo, which is also the papal seat. They were demanding the return of a priest’s wife who had disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and who,...
Forty-six-year-old Ms Costantin left home as usual on Saturday 27 November to go to work at the local office of the Agricultural Reform Authority where she is an agriculturalist, and has not been seen since. She was reported missing at the local police station.
Last week’s editorial discussed at length the explosion of the pent-up anger of the Copts in Assiut, Upper Egypt, at their continued suffering from grievances long shelved by the authorities. I wrote that Assiut was no exception among Egypt’s Coptic communities. The week's events unexpectedly...
In a presidential reshuffle, Husnī Mubārak has appointed Copt, Maj. General Majdī Ayoub Iskandar, governor of Qinā. He is the second Copt to occupy this position during the past 30 years after Maj. General Fou’ād ‘Azīz Ghālī, who was commander of the 2nd field army during the October 6, 1973 war...
Discussions have been taking place between the Muslim Brotherhood and Coptic groups. Some issues have been controversial, like finance and support for the Brotherhood from abroad, but there has been a proposal that the Brotherhood and Copts make a unified list for the local elections.
Under President Husnī Mubārak, the Easter and Christmas celebrations and masses are broadcast live on radio and televisions from the Coptic Cathedral in al-‘Abbāssīya, an improvement compared to the situation under past presidents.
An archpriest defrocked by Pope Shenouda III is given back his position by the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court [Editor: The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court is a body of the Council of State.].
An investigation into the Wafaa’ Costantine case, in which the wife of a Coptic priest converted to Islam, prompting sectarian strife.
A discussion of the events in Egypt that caused the Pope to be moved to tears.
During the weekend "Discovering Islam in Ramadān” in the framework of the "Inculturation Training” offered by CAWU, eight European volunteers met with AWR translator ‘Amr al-Misrī on liberal Islam. Former AWR translator Amānī ‘Āsim introduced them to the spirit of Ramadān, which she said was the...

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