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For the first time in Egypt, the Synod of the Presbyterian Church ordains a female presbyter. While figures from the Evangelical Church approve the ordination, Father Basīt of the Coptic Orthodox Church says that women in the Orthodox Church perform the same function but without the official...
The author reviews a recent article published in al-Dustūr regarding Muslim and Christian houses of worship. A poll was conducted to see how many Muslim worshipers had entered churches, and how many Christian worshipers had entered mosques. It highlighted their impressions of the respective places...
Coptic thinker Jamāl As‘ad fiercely attacked Marqus ‘Azīz, ‘Abd al-Masīḥ Basīṭ, and Counselor Najīb Jabrā’īl, accusing them of inciting sectarian sedition.
In an official declaration, Bishop Bīshūy denies having accused believers in the deity of Jesus Christ of being polytheists. He also denied attributing other people’s arguments to him.
Father ‘Abd al-Masīḥ Basīṭ, priest of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud in Cairo, has accused the laymen who called for four Gospels to be re-written, of being like homosexuals in the West.
In an interview with Rose al-Yūsuf, Nabīl Munīr, attorney and member of the laymen’s conference], said that re-writing the Bible is not a heresy and does not oppose the church or the Holy Bible.
The second session of the laymen’s conference was sequenced by a great uproar mainly caused by inaccurate media reporting. The laymen held what they called “a clarifying press conference” in which they tried to clarify the debatable issues reported by the press.
The angry reaction of the Coptic Orthodox Church to the laymen’s conference made those announce their intention to file claims against two priests. While the laymen of the conference accused the church of corruption and tyranny, the latter accused them of apostasy, homosexuality, and compliance...
Rumors spread about the Coptic Orthodox Church’s intention to prepare statistics about the number of Copts in Egypt. While clergymen denied the news, they asserted that the official declared number of Copts was wrong and inaccurate.
The Supreme Administrative Court has rejected requests of 45 Christians who temporarily converted to Islam and asked to return to Christianity. The court considered this a manipulation of both religions, differentiating between their cases and the religious freedom that is provided by the law and...

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