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President Muḥammad Mursī issued a constitutional declaration seeking retrials of former regime officials charged with murdering and attempted murdering of protesters. The declaration also contained an article immunizing all constitutional declarations and decrees issued by the president of the...
President of the Strong Egypt Party, ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abū al-Futūh, has called on young members of the Muslim Brotherhood to show devotion to God by rebelling against the mistakes made by the leaders of the Brotherhood. He said that further protests were to no avail and that their priority should be...
A group of Copts, intellectuals and human rights activists issued a statement under the name Citizens in New Egypt to call for writing a civil constitution that is based on equality, justice and citizenship and expresses all the political mosaic in Egypt. [Muhammad Hijāb, al-Ahrām, March 11, p. 6] ...
Pope Shenouda III has embarked on a physiotherapy program recommended by doctors after the microinjection into his spinal chord last week. A source in the papal office ruled out that Pope Shenouda will receive treatment abroad pending relative improvement in his health condition. [Author Not...
On the other hand, the Mideast Christian News, the first agency to cover news related to Copts and Middle East Christians, will start its service today in both Arabic and English. The new agency, whose founder and editor is William Wīsā, an international media expert, aims to fill the gaps in the...
A high-level delegation from the Muslim Brotherhood group will head under Murshid (Guide) Dr. Muhammad Badī' is making a visit to the Coptic Evangelical Church headquarters and will meet with Coptic Evangelical leaders including the head of the denomination Dr. Safwat al-Bayyādī and his deputy Dr....
Dr. Ihāb Ramzī, a member of the People's Assembly, forwarded to parliament the first draft law on the construction of houses of worship, noting the adoption of this draft should be a key step on the road to stability in the Egyptian street. ['Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, March 11, p. 5] Read...
Pope Shenouda III has embarked on a physiotherapy program recommended by doctors after the microinjection into his spinal chord last week. A source in the papal office ruled out that Pope Shenouda will receive treatment abroad pending relative improvement in his health condition. [Author Not...
The legal office of expatriate Copts, headquartered in Switzerland, announced convening a number of workshops for Coptic counselors and lawyers in Geneva, Washington, Sweden and Egypt to offer their visions about the general principles outlining the new constitution. The office underlined the...
A group of Copts, intellectuals and human rights activists issued a statement under the name Citizens in New Egypt to call for writing a civil constitution that is based on equality, justice and citizenship and expresses all the political mosaic in Egypt. [Muhammad Hijāb, al-Ahrām, March 11, p. 6] ...
Some 22 bishops and metropolitans held a closed meeting last week at the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Pope Shenouda III's office to discuss backing a presidential candidate and select representatives of the church in the constituent assembly to draft a new constitution for Egypt, according to the pope...
"I will collect the approvals for presidential candidature to be registered at the notary during the next couple of weeks in the name of 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh 'Abd al-Hādī Abū Sa'd, known as 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh," Dūs was quoted in a message obtained by al-Wafd. Meanwhile, the Egypt...
For his part, Bishop Pachomius, acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, visited Mursī to congratulate him for his presidential election victory. Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod, Bishop Mūsá of Youth, Bishop Armīyā, General Bishop, Bishop Hīdrā of Aswan, Counselor Edward Ghālib,...
On the other hand, ‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, in an opinion piece in al-Wafd, wrote that Copts do not care about the continuous hints of appointing a Coptic Vice-president due to the acts of violence that occurred in the early 'nineties. There are concerns about the migration of Copts after Mursī was...
For his part, Bishop Pachomius, acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, visited Mursī to congratulate him for his presidential election victory. Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod, Bishop Mūsá of Youth, Bishop Armīyā, General Bishop, Bishop Hīdrā of Aswan, Counselor Edward Ghālib,...
Al-Misrī al-Yawm obtained lists circulating in the wings at the presidency concerning the government and the presidential team lineup. According to these speculative lists, the government’s lineup will include leaders of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), political figures and a number of youths...
On the other hand, ‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, in an opinion piece in al-Wafd, wrote that Copts do not care about the continuous hints of appointing a Coptic Vice-president due to the acts of violence that occurred in the early 'nineties. There are concerns about the migration of Copts after Mursī was...
According to page 7 in al-Ahrām, Christians had some fears about Mursī making it to power but these were gradually dispelled after the president-elect's maiden speech. They believe that as long as God chose him then it is going to be for the good, praying to God to bestow success on him in his...
The President-elect also received Public Prosecutor Dr. ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd and members of the judicial bodies and the High Judicial Council. Mursī’s political advisor Ahmad Dayf, for his part, said that the new president will use the strategy of including all segments of society and appointing a...
Rev. Rif’at Fikrī Sa’īd, the chairman of the Information & Publishing Council of the Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile, said his church has always been democratic and calls for equality and respect for human rights, adding the church has never directed its members to vote for any candidate...

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