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An Egyptian military court sentenced two Coptic Christians to five years in jail for violence and trying to turn a factory into an unlicensed church, judicial sources said late on Sunday. The two men, also convicted of possessing weapons, were arrested on May 18 after clashes between Christians and...
The Egyptian center for human rights called for retrying the defendants involved in the 'Ayn Shams church incidents before civil courts after military courts sentenced three Copts to imprisonment terms. Considering the tough circumstances the country is going through, defendants need to stand...
The Supreme Military Council sentenced two men to five years in prison and a fine of EGP500 each for causing a riot in 'Ayn Shams area, by changing a factory to a church, and possessing weapons. Read original text in Arabic  
Father Marqus Birtī, Father of the Virgin Mary Church in 'Ayn Shams, sent  the following letter to al-Ahrām: In the meantime where elders succeeded in pacifying fitnah tā'ifīyah in 'Ayn Shams, which is similar to Sūl and Imbābah, and the conciliatory agreement between both sides that specified what...
Father Marqus Birtī, Father of the Virgin Mary Church in 'Ayn Shams, said that Copts need peace and sociality more than they need the church to be guarded, assuring that most of the Muslims in the area welcome the reopening of the church. He believes that if extremists know the teachings of Islamic...
Archpriest Marqus Birtī, Father of the Virgin Mary and Bishop Abraham Church in 'Ayn Shams, demanded a rapid issuance of a license to build the church.
A conciliatory meeting settled the conflict between Muslims and Copts who were disputing leaving a factory as a factory, and not in fact changing it to a church in Ayn Shams.  They decided to have recourse to justice in order to rule on this issue. Read original text in Arabic  
Following a six hour closed-meeting on May 22, 2011, Christians and Muslim clerics participated in the conciliatory meeting in Ayn Shams. The results of the meeting including things such as maintaining the present situation as is with the church, unless the church can present proof that the factory...
This article sheds light on salafism in Egypt. It points out the areas in which salafis spread and shows how powerful they are in these areas.
The following lines provide a resume of the history of the celebration of the Holy Family celebrated annually in the Upper Egyptian village of Jabal al-Tayr. Moreover, the media shed light on the influence of the financial crisis in Egypt on the celebration.

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