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Archpriest Frances Farīd, the deputy head of the Beni Suef patriarchate, denounced claims that the church backed Shafīq in the presidential elections. “The church is unable to instruct any of its congregation to vote for a definite candidate. Many of the Christians have voted for Sabbāhī or Mūsá...
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...
The Orthodox and Evangelical churches denied backing any presidential candidate in the runoff round in which the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Mursī is competing with Husnī Mubārak’s last prime minister Ahmad Shafīq, scheduled to be held on June 16-17. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 28, p. 3...
“Copts freely voted for the candidates they deemed fit for the presidential position just like any other Egyptian citizen,” Kamīl Siddīq, the Alexandria cathedral’s Millī Council secretary, said in statements. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 28, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
Officer Ahmad Bahā’ al-Dīn of al-Qalyubia Security Department suspected a car parked in a dark spot, 50 meters away from al-‘Abd Mall in the city of Tūkh, on the agricultural highway, at 08:00 pm on Thursday (June 7). It turned out that the car was boarded by Salafī legislator ‘Alī Wanīs of al-Nūr...
Combined army and police force raided several houses in B’ir al-‘Abd and Jilbānah villages in central Sinai on Sunday (May 13) and arrested four suspected of involvement in the largest deal to smuggle weapons from Libyan territories. Forty surface-to-surface missiles, 11,000 bullets and...
Coptic Catholic Patriarch Bishop Antonius Najīb arrives back in Egypt on Thursday (May 17) after a month-long therapeutic trip in the United States. [Michael Viktor, Watanī, May 13, p. 1] Read text in Arabic
Informed sources at the papal seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that the period to register voters in the election of a new patriarch will be extended until the end of June while nominations will continue to be received until the end of this month. [Ahmad al-Sa’dāwī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd,...
Meanwhile, the People’s Assembly Culture, Information and Tourism Committee is debating a 44-article bill on the audio-visual mass media to regulate their work after recent violations were spotted. [Muhammad Fathī, al-Ahrām, May 13, p. 7] Read text in Arabic
Combined army and police force raided several houses in B’ir al-‘Abd and Jilbānah villages in central Sinai on Sunday (May 13) and arrested four suspected of involvement in the largest deal to smuggle weapons from Libyan territories. Forty surface-to-surface missiles, 11,000 bullets and...

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