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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...
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...
Bishop Pachomius is announcing within days the rules for selecting voters in the Coptic parishes abroad to participate in the election of the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, said Bishop Marqus. These parishes are located in six areas in America and two in Canada but the names of their...

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