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The announcement of the death of Pope Shenouda has had an effect on relations between Muslims and Copts, who are always united in hard times as a Muslim family in Maghāghah, that had a long feud with a Coptic family in Shārūnah village, embarked in a good gesture on terminating the dispute that...
Several parties and political movements expressed deep grief over the death of Pope Shenouda, including al-Wafd Party that voiced mourning in a statement to the Egyptian people – Muslims and Christians – over the departure of “a patriotic leader that was always interested in Egypt and its national...
Furthermore, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb said the Azhar “feels a great loss and immense catastrophe by the death of great national symbol His Eminence Pope Shenouda III, praying the pope’s successor would continue his message and carry his torch of peace and endearment”. [Dīyā’...
Presidential candidate Hamdīn Sabbāhī announced that he stopped all activities for his campaign in mourning over Pope Shenouda, offering “sincerest condolences” to Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt and the world at large over their “national and spiritual loss”. Presidential hopeful ‘Amr Mūsá, in...
King Ahmad Fū’ād II, the last king of Egypt, expressed heartfelt condolences over Pope Shenouda III whom he considered as “a symbol of patriotism and Egyptian unity,” saying the death of Pope Shenouda, a moderate and tolerant voice in an age of extremism, was a great loss. “Egypt has lost one of...
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama expressed sadness over the death of Pope Shenouda and described him as a prominent advocate of religious tolerance and dialogue. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also offered condolences to Egyptians over the demise of the pope,...
Amidst sadness gripping all Egyptians – Christians and Muslims alike, prayers over the deceased pope is beginning on Tuesday morning at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah. Bishops and top clergymen, who met on Sunday (March 18) for two hours, announced that the pope...
There has been a rumor that 22 of the top metropolitans and bishops were backing presidential candidate ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh, sparking anger that could in turn have a negative effect on all priests in churches and Coptic electorate. Spurred by these rumors, the Holy Synod had to issue a...
The CIA's publication of a number of classified documents attributed to al-Qā`idah leader Usāma bin Lādin underlines the secret relationship among al-Qā’idah, the Muslim Brotherhood Organization and Iran, highlighting the potential changing in the international stance towards the MB, and eventually...
"I don't like the word 'implementation'. It sounds like as if we're going to bring back to Egypt the Islam it had lost. Egyptians – Muslims and Christians alike – have religiosity in nature, but there is some imbalance we have to mend," said Abū al-Futūh in statements during a symposium with al-...

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