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Major General Muhsin Murād, First Assistant Minister of Interior for the Cairo Security Department, said that the state of emergency would be extended for 24 hours after the people pay their last respects to Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III and the preparations for the burial end. The Cathedral...
Coptic Orthodox Church announced the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, who passed away at the age of 88 after a long battle with illness. He was suffering from chronic disease in his lungs and kidneys.[‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, March 18, 2012, p. 63] Read original text in Arabic 
I personally find it rather embarrassing to write about the future of the Egyptian church due to implicit meanings that there will be some talking about the post-Pope Shenouda III period, a matter many Egyptian Christian citizens find it improper and undesirable.  
The [Christian] Maspero Youth Union has staged a demonstration outside the Public Prosecutor's office protesting unfair trials against Copts accused of insulting Islam. The protest was against using “double standards” regarding Copts which the union said reinforces religious discrimination. The...
In the early 1960s during the tenure of late Pope Kyrillos VI, Coptic Orthodox Christians had only seven churches abroad – two in each of the United States, Canada and Australia and only in Britain (1).
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) handed over a memo to the president of the People's Assembly about the constitution panel. CIHRS said that the members of the constituent assembly should be outside parliament in order to protect the constitution's legitimacy.
The technical secretariat of the People’s Assembly, responsible for receiving the proposals for the criteria of the members of the constituent assembly, closed to receive any proposals, reached 210 in number, for the Constitution panel. Read original text in Arabic
National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) demanded that the members of the constituent assembly should be elected from outside parliament to avoid conflict of interests.
Al-Tajammu’ Party has provided the People's Assembly and the Shurá Council with its criteria for the formation of the constituent assembly as follows:
  Since the January 25 Revolution there have been a number of attempts aiming at harming Egypt via the implantation of the seeds of sectarian sedition, such as recent efforts to divide Egypt into a Coptic and an Islamic state.  
Dr. Muhammad ‘Imād al-Dīn, member of the parliament for the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that since the FJP have the largest percentage of seats in the People’s Assembly and the Shurá Council are of the FJP, 50 percent. Consequently, they would settle in its favor the argument over the...
The Freedom and Justice Party and al-Nūr Party consider the constituent assembly and the manner in which it is appointed, an important step in the fulfillment of the revolution.
Presidential hopeful ‘Amr Mūsá has said that the constituent assembly [charged with drafting a new constitution] should include all sectors of the community, such as men, women, Copts, Nubians, liberals and Islamists. Mūsá specifically mentioned that there should be representatives from Sinai in...
  ‘Ādil Sha’lān, representative of the Egyptian Citizen Party’s parliamentary body, said that at least 30 percent of the constituent assembly should be from both the People’s Assembly and the Shurá Council. The remainder of the percentage should include: judges, syndicates, military men, police,...
  Mu’taz Muhammad Mahmūd, representative of the Freedom Party’s parliamentary body, said that 50 percent of the constituent assembly should be from parliament and the other 50 percent from outside parliament. He pointed out that there are at least 50 members of the People’s Assembly and the Shurá...
Hilmī Murād, the Reformation and Development Party (RDP)’s leader, has said that the constituent assembly should be composed of 30 members of parliament (MPs), 50 figures selected from among women, judges and Copts, and 20 public figures. The article has no link online
  Dr. Zīyād Bahā’ al-Dīn, representative of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP)’s parliamentary body, said that the percentage of members of parliament (MPs) in the constituent assembly should not exceed 25%, so that other members of the community have a chance to be represented in the...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III has recovered after a severe pain in the spinal chord afflicted him last week.
High ranking officials of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) together with their counterparts from the Coptic Evanglelical Church have issued a document of ten articles confirming the various rights of religious minorities and above all the Coptic denominations. This was during a meeting in the MB...
  This book is written by the well-known Coptic media figure Hānī Labīb. The book was published at a time when the Coptic Church was in greatest need of it. The book entitled “The Egyptian church: Balances between religion and state” contains 500 pages and was published by Dār Nahdit Misr. The book...
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