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The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope. [Mustafá Rahūmah, al-Watan, Oct. 16, p. 3] Read original text...
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd ordered immediate investigations into reports accusing the Dutch ambassador in Cairo of attempting to foment sectarian strife by providing his country with misinformation about the conditions of Copts in Egypt. [‘Umar al-Khūlī, al-Sabāh, Oct. 2, p. 3] Read...
Egyptian media gave much less attention to the July 18 attack that cost the lives of five Israelis and wounded thirty three as reported in Israeli and/or Western media.  In this article I will list what I found in Egyptian (Arab) media:
The presidential elections committee stated yesterday, June 17 that the results of the presidential elections will be announced on Thursday, June 21. Yet, both presidential candidates, Muhammad Mursī and Ahmad Shafīq, have claimed victory, both claiming to have received between 51 and 52 percent of...
Al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya denied that its members threatened Copts they would assault them and burn their houses if they voted for presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq. [Mīnā Sāmī, al-Akhbār, June 18, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
Kees, Cornelis Hulsman, a prominent Dutch reporter who has been covering Egypt's news, especially those related to the Egyptian Coptic community since 1976. Hulsman is seen in the Netherlands as one of the one of the reference figures and experts in the Egyptian affairs. Hulsman is invited to...
The Egyptian Center for Human Rights (ECHR) expressed concerns over escalated “sectarian” statements by some leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party that Copts voted for Mubārak’s last prime minister, Ahmad Shafīq, in the first round of the...
Dozens of Coptic women gathered outside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Friday (May 18) to protest statements by Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, in which he called on Christian women to observe modest clothing and “follow in the...

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