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A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria revealed a split among members of the Millī Council – seven members – over persons most likely to be the next patriarch of Copts in succession of Pope Shenouda III. Some Copts in the northern Egyptian Mediterranean city now call the Millī Council...
Meanwhile, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb said the top Sunnī establishment is soon releasing a document indicating the rights of women as adopted by the Islamic sharī’ah (law), highlighting women’s interest in education. “Islam has granted women rights that have not been included in...
The lawyers’ team, composed of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), the El Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and lawyers of the Maspero martyrs’ families, in a press conference at the EIPR headquarters on Wednesday (April 11), said the military judiciary has...
Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
On the other hand, the Patriarchate of al-Menya and Abū Qurqās issued a statement on the incidents that broke out over the Mar Girgis Church in the village of al-Ismā'īlīyah in which it asserted security forces nipped a sectarian fitnah in the bud and applied to the authorities concerned to allow...
Tension is gripping the township of Banī Mazār in al-Menya, where local residents of the village of Abū Jilbān besieged the village of al-Nasseriyah to take revenge on a tuc-tuc (autorickshaw) driver who happened to be a Copt, for killing a six-year-old boy who happened to be a Muslim. [Māhir ‘Abd...
Coptic lawyer Najīb Jabrā’īl, the chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization (EUHRO), called for canceling the public prosecutor’s decision to place underage Coptic girl Rānyā Khalīl in a care house for girls, terming the decision as “arbitrary”. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd,...
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the “police and army forces’ failure to protect houses and property of Copts in the village, adding arson is a crime that should have no place for conciliation. [Hānī Danyāl and Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Feb. 19, p. 1] Read text in...
Presidential hopeful ‘Amr Mūsá welcomed endeavors by the parliament’s fact-finding commission in cooperation with Christian religious leaders and Shaykh Hawwārī of the al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) Movement in al-‘Āmrīyah to “right wrongs”. “Tolerance and coexistence are authentic values,”...
Archpriest Buqtur Nāshid of the Mar Girgis Church in al-Nahdah said despite the relief amidst Coptic families in the village of Sharbāt after the decisions by a parliament’s fact-finding commission, these decisions need to be implemented on the ground. The commission’s acknowledgement about the...

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