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The presidential body has promised the three major Egyptian churches to appoint eight members of the Shūrá Council, four members to represent Orthodox, two for the Evangelical Church, and two for the Catholic Church. Within the frame launched by President Mursī for “national dialogue”, Vice...
State-owned daily newspaper, al-Ahrām, also reports on the million-participant gathering to pray for peace in Egypt. ”Save our country, Lord, save it from terrorism and evil and fill it with your grace!” It is with these words of praise that masses of Egyptian Christians gathered in Saint Simon...
Dozens of thousands of Copts from different Christian denominations rallied in worship to al-Muqattam Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner, also called the Cave Church (Dayr Sam’ān al-Kharāz), to pray for Egypt, 48 hours before the referendum over the draft Constitution, scheduled for today, December...
The three major churches of Egypt condemned the statement of Khayrat Al-Shātir, MB’s Deputy Supreme Guide, and described it as an attempt to ignite inter-communal conflicts in Egypt. 
Under the title “Churches reject the Constitutional referendum scheduled for December 15”, al-Dustūr newspaper reports that the three major churches of Egypt had hoped that President Mursī would postpone the referendum until a consensus among all segments of the Egyptian society is reached and a...
Al-Tahrīr reports on controversial reactions on the Constitutional declaration released by President Mursī on Saturday (December 8, 2012). While the three major Coptic Churches refrain from delivering any official statement regarding the Constitutional declaration, a large number of Coptic...
  Father Antonius ‘Azīz, Catholic Bishop of Giza and the Catholic Church’s representative in the Constituent Assembly, said that he agrees with keeping Article 2 in the Constitution and the amended Article 3 which guarantees that all non-Muslims can follow their own laws, not only Christians and...
Pope Tawadros II has discussed in a meeting with the Family House delegation (Bayt al-‘Ā’ilah) convened in Papal headquarters the renovation of the attacked churches. Bishop Yuhanna Qulta, the Vice Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church, stated that the delegation proposed a number of business men...
Amidst rallies to mobilize their congregations to vote 'no', the three major Churches of Egypt declined to attend the presidential ceremony held two days ago and during which the draft constitution was handed out to President Mursī. 
Yet another episode of attempts to bring Egypt in an awkwardly embarrassing situation is fostered by expatriate Copts to press the current regime that is only less than 100 days in power coupled with resounding tones about Copts’ rights to seek asylum to the Netherlands. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-...

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