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In northern Nigeria, attacks on three churches and following retaliatory acts left 45 people killed, prompting an Italian minister on Monday (June 18) to condemn the Islamist group Boko Haram and accusing it of “having started a campaign of genocide targeting Christian minority”. [Author Not...
Meanwhile, Archpriest Angelus, the secretary of acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius, said that the church is not afraid about the victory of Muhammad Mursī, the leader of the Brotherhood’s FJP, in the presidential runoff round, adding the church respects the will of the...
In its first meeting at the Shūrá Council, the upper house of the two-chamber parliament, the constitution-drafting panel elected unopposed on Monday (June 18) evening Counselor Husām al-Ghiryānī, the sole candidate for the post, as chairman of the constituent assembly. Ghiryānī criticized the...
The court will also consider another challenge requesting the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood group, halting all its activities and closing down all its headquarters and property for its failure to obtain a license from the ministry of social solidarity to practice its activities in violation of...
In a maiden speech after he was officially announced president, Mursī called on Egyptians to stand together hand in hand for a comprehensive Egyptian renaissance, adding Egyptians will together confront conspiracies targeting the nation’s national unity and social coherence. “I am bent with you by...
General Shafīq, who lost the presidential race to Mursī, sent a congratulatory cable addressing Mursī as Mr. President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, wishing him success in the “tough mission given to you by the great people of Egypt”. [Ahmad ‘Adlī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, June 25, p. 3] Read original...
Coptic business magnate Najīb Sawirus congratulated elected president Mursī over his win in a free election but criticized his campaign for announcing his victory in advance ahead of the official announcement by the High Presidential Election Commission (HPEC). “Dr. Mursī is now facing two tough...
Dr. Ahmad ‘Abd al-‘Ātī, the coordinator of Mursī’s election campaign, said the new president has resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood group and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) to become president of all Egyptians. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, June 25, p. 3] Read original...
Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said he wishes success for Dr. Mursī and pins high hopes on him to achieve Egyptians’ ambitions for equality, freedom and social justice. Bayādī called on all churches in Egypt to pray for the new president after he won the first free...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius said in a cable to Mursī that the results of the presidential election were expressive of the Egyptian people’s will about consolidating an aspired democracy. He said that he expects Mursī to maintain the civil nature of an Egyptian...

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