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Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, took part in the diaspora affairs conference hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England. The conference was attended by 16 bishops from abroad. 
Judge Muṣṭafā Alham, Governor of Luxor, met with the delegation of the Italian Catholic Church, headed by the Italian archbishop Luigi Vari, accompanied by Bishop ʿAmānūʾīl ʿAyyād, Luxor Archbishop of Coptic Catholics and the coordinator of the visit.
Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, minister of Antiquities, received the Archbishop of Gaeta, with the company of a delegation of professors from the Catholic University of Rome, and Hānī ʿAzīz, Secretary General of Egypt's Peace Lovers Association.
Rev. Dr. Andrīyya Zakī, Head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, participated in marking the 3rd day of the One Family Conference hosted by the Apostolic Church under the patronage of Pastor Nāṣir Katkūt, General President of the Apostolic Churches in Egypt.
The Association of Egyptian Community (AEC) in Greece condemned the brutal attack carried out by the Israeli occupation forces on one of the Coptic monks who, in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Dayr al-Sulṭān, was defending the Egyptian Coptic right of ownership of the monastery.
Editor AWR: Matthew Anderson was ordained in 2005 as priest in the Anglican Church in the USA, taught at the School of Alexandria and served the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Egypt between 2009 and 2011. Upon return to the USA he continued with a PhD study on blasphemy in Islam at Georgetown...
Cornelis Hulsman Drs. and Bishop Thomas of al-Qussia discuss the bishop's Anafora retreat center in an interview published by the Maadi Messenger in 2014 with additional contextual commentary by Cornelis Hulsman.
SCAF reiterated that the runoff round will be held as scheduled and there will be no change on that, calling on citizens to go to the polling stations and to elect the candidate they think best for the nation. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, June 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
On the other hand, Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah and Chairman of the Voter Registration Committee on the election of a new pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, said the number of voters expected to be included in the election is about 2500...
SCAF reiterated that the runoff round will be held as scheduled and there will be no change on that, calling on citizens to go to the polling stations and to elect the candidate they think best for the nation. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, June 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
The decision by the minister of justice to authorize military intelligence and military police officers and NCOs the power to arrest civilians suspected of having committed crimes has raised hue and cry among political and revolutionary movements that announced their rejection while some law and...
It is a very dangerous thing to dissolve the first free parliament voted over by 35 million Egyptians in a historic precedent under full judicial supervision without any suspected rigging, said constitutional law expert Dr. ‘Abd al-Hamīd Mitwallī in an interview to al-Wafd newspaper. The voting...
The three Coptic Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic Churches also declined to comment on the rulings handed down by the Supreme Constitutional Court on Thursday (June 14) regarding the invalidity of the one-third individual seats in parliament and the unconstitutionality of the law on practicing...
Meanwhile, the Azhar denied reports that it quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, confirming participation in the panel’s work. The three Egyptian churches, however, stated that they will coordinate with the Azhar to take a joint decision regarding the assembly. [...
“This agreement could be detrimental to the Palestinian interests,” said Egypt’s Foreign Minister Muhammad Kāmil ‘Amr. [Muhammad Hindāwī, al-Akhbār, June 15, p. 14] Read text in Arabic
The list included Bishop Mūsá of Youth, Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Coptic business magnate Najīb Sawirus, Counselor Munsif Sulaymān and former People's Assembly member Georgette Qilīnī. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, June 10, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The Azhar prepared an initial list of its representatives on the panel, as the names included the former Muftī of the Republic and incumbent member of the Islamic Research Academy Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil and senior advisor to the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Hassan al-Shāf'ī.. [Author Not Mentioned...
The ministry of justice rejected a draft law criminalizing hatemongering on the basis of religion, sex, language, culture or ethnicity on the grounds that the proposed draft is already covered in the penal code articles 160, 161, 161-bis, 171 and 176 and consequently there is no need for an...
A new paper [al-Watan] said it quoted the American organization Pew as saying that Coptic population is 4.3 million and the paper claimed that it contacted Pew to confirm the figure but it said that it relied on the numbers provided by the Egyptian statistical organization in 2006, writes Mājid '...
Bishop Bīsantī of Helwan and al-Ma'sarah stressed utmost respect for presidential candidate Dr. Muhammad Mursī in the runoff elections, expressing welcome to an Islamist president who would lead the nation to a civil state taking into account all citizenship rights for all Egyptians. Bishop Bīsantī...

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