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The call went out in the media, Facebook, and by text message: The Maspero Youth Union summons Copts for a mass demonstration at the cathedral to demand the church withdraw from the constituent assembly. In the end, twenty people came. Most were members of the Maspero leadership.   
Watanī published the list of Copts eligible to vote for the 118 th Coptic Orthodox Patriarch. The list contained 2554 names that represent many segments in the society, including: metropolitans and bishops, heads of monasteries, deputies and trustees, members of the Spiritual Council in Cairo,...
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
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...
Bishop Abrām of al-Fayyoum, the secretary of the committee receiving papers of candidates for the papal chair in succession of Pope Shenouda III, refused to reveal names of applicants, adding the names of the seven candidates, of whom three to be selected, will be announced on May 15. [Ashraf Sādiq...
A top prosecutor ordered the arrest of hard-line Muslim preacher Wajdī Ghunaym for investigations over charges of slandering Coptic Orthodox Pope Shinūdā III after he died. [Aḥmad Shalabī, al-Miṣrī al-Yawm, April 2, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
The Coptic Orthodox Church's Holy Synod formed an 18-member committee that will make a list of nominees for the patriarchic chair. Clergymen on the committee included Bishop Hīdrā of Aswan, Bishop Benjamin of Monufia, Bishop Būla of Tanta, Bishop Abrām of al-Fayoum, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles...
Archpriest Salīb of Saint George Church in al-Mārīnāb village of Idfū city, Aswan, said that the church contacted the Aswan military ruler after the crisis got worse. Extremists had sealed off the village on the morning of September 7, 2011 and closed entrances and exits to prevent Christians from...
  The Mill ī Council (Community Council) issued a statement September 2 asking the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) for compensation for the martyrs of the Two Saints Church incident on the basis of equality to those of the January 25 revolution.  

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