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Conflict between the Church and Islamic political movements developed after the Church's withdrawal from the Constituent Assembly and the Presidency's disregard for Coptic demands. Coptic Orthodox Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said: “The Church does not fear the regime. The future of the State...
Many foreign media outlets coverage focused on the political scene in Egypt highlighting the results of the constitutional plebiscites that ended with a victory to the Islamist powers; however leaving the credibility of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, and most of all, the legitimacy of a hastily...
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, stressed that Church withdrawal form the Constituent Assembly was due to not including Copts in the Constitution although they are half of the community. 
In a statement he delivered on Saturday, December 22, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy of the Salafī Call (al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah), attacked media outlets, the Coptic Church, and the opposition.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches rallied against ‘Abd al-Ghaffūr's accusations. In addition to calling Pope Tawadros “fundamental”,  he also claimed that the Catholic and Evangelical Churches had made the return of the Orthodox Church into the Constituent Assembly a condition...
Professor of Law in Alexandria University of Law, Sūzī ‘Adlī Nāshid expressed her dissatisfaction with the presentation of women and Copts in the Shūrá Council. The member of the Shūrá Council by appointment added that the representation of Copts in the Council did not exceed 12 members from a...
On the same context, Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd newspaper reported the Churches’- as well as The Azhar’s- dismay over Burhāmī’s statements on the position of the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh and on articles endorsed in the new Constitution.
The three major Coptic Churches of Egypt strongly condemned the statement released by the deputy leader of the SalafīDa’wah (the Salafī Call), Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. Speaking during a video-taped conference of scholars and Du’ā (preachers), Burhāmī praised the articles included in the new...
Al-Akhbār published an article on Burhāmī’s claim that his statement during a video footage has been “misinterpreted”. The deal would pave the way for a Shari'a-based constitution while temporality holding the immunity of the Azhar’s grand Shaykh.
Representatives of the Azhar body vehemently denied the allegations suggested by deputy chief of the Salafīsts and former member of the Ca which drew up the new Constitution, Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. The Salafī preacher suggested that the Azhar had approved Article 219, which endorses the provisions...
Gharīb Abū al-Hassan writes in al-Fath, that the Coptic Church tries “with all her might” to oust the legislative order represented in the elected president Muhammad Mursī. Despite the Church’s approval on most of the Constitution articles, the Church surprised us with its “theatrical” withdrawal...
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. 
Al-Hurīyah wal-‘Adālah mentioned in an article entitled: " A reproach to the Pope and the Church" as reaction on the walk out of the Coptic Orthodox Church members from the Constituent Assembly. According to the author of the article, the Pope should have brought back the church to her spiritual...
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
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...
The Salafī leader, ‘Abd Al-Mun’im al-Shahāt, stated that in the new Constitution all articles/provisions related to identity and sharī’ah were legislated by senior scholars at the Azhar. He also expressed his sadness over the reason given by Christians explaining their withdrawal from the...
Al-Misrīyūn reported that the counselor  of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Ramsīs al-Najār, commented on the new Constitutional declaration of being “a political deception” as some articles (of the new declaration) have been annulled while others remained unchanged. 

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