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“Copts freely voted for the candidates they deemed fit for the presidential position just like any other Egyptian citizen,” Kamīl Siddīq, the Alexandria cathedral’s Millī Council secretary, said in statements. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 28, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
Official Muslim organizations – the Azhar, the Academy of Islamic Research, the Iftā’ House and the Ministry of Awqāf (Endowments) – sent high-ranking delegations to offer condolences over the death of Pope Shenouda, mourning the Coptic religious leader as a “symbol of peace and amity that will be...
Official Muslim organizations – the Azhar, the Academy of Islamic Research, the Iftā’ House and the Ministry of Awqāf (Endowments) – sent high-ranking delegations to offer condolences over the death of Pope Shenouda, mourning the Coptic religious leader as a “symbol of peace and amity that will be...
Moving to church affairs, some coalitions, assemblies and leagues of supporters of Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Shenouda III sent cables to the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod backing Bishop Mūsá of Youths as new patriarch of Alexandria and the see of Saint Mark. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām...
Some Coptic organizations and activists, in a statement they called the March 30 Declaration, vehemently rejected the 100-member panel and “attempts by certain groups to draft the new Egyptian Constitution alone,” urging the Egyptian Church to immediately announce its position on the panel and...
The Coptic Orthodox Church, in the statement, called on SCAF Chairman Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī to approve a constitution panel that is representative of all Egyptians without discrimination among the citizens of Egypt on religious or ethnic basis. [Rajab Ramadān, Muhammad Abū al-‘...
The Alexandria Millī Council sent a statement on Friday (March 30) to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in which it condemned the mechanisms used to form a constitution-drafting assembly. The Council stressed equality among all Egyptians in rights and duties regardless of religious...
The Azhar apologized for not participating in the constituent assembly and expressed reservations over its “poor” representation in the panel after it decided to withdraw Wāsil from it. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy under Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-...
The scholars said that religious groups “have to return to their barracks”! “It was a vital matter that the Azhar take its representative out of the constitution assembly simply because it is not proper for the stature of the Azhar to participate in a panel marked by domination not partnership and...
Furthermore, the Azhar officially announced quitting the constituent assembly due to low representation. Members of the Islamic Research Academy, during a meeting at the Azhar headquarters led by Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, stated that the Azhar’s role was crucially marginalized in a country...

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