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Among the charges Abū Islām is facing is the agitating calls against Egyptian Christians that could undermine national unity and disrupt public security.
In another development, the administrative judiciary court in the coastal governorate of al-Ismailia adjourned a lawsuit accusing foreigners of trespassing on about 20% of the archeological spots in South Sinai, in Saint Catherine area, and setting up buildings and brining foreign monks to reside...
Presidential candidate Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awā said the most dangerous thing about the voting process is the unprecedented polarization based on Islamic slogans because it depicts persons who do not belong to this camp as if they were opposing Islam. “Another form of political deviation is the war...
The committee registering voters for the papal elections said until Sunday (May 20), the number of candidates for the post reached 18 after Bishop Pachomius, the acting patriarch, and Bishop Mīnā of Old Cairo announced they will not run for the position. [Husnī Mīlād a,l-Akhbār, May 21, p. 3] Read...
Bishop Mūsá, meanwhile, said the rates of Copts’ migration are increasing by threefold annually due to fears by the minority to coexist with the majority. He noted during a conference organized by the Arab team for Muslim-Christian dialogue in a Cairo hotel that there are four mechanisms for...
Meanwhile, Bishop Abrām of al-Fayyoum, a member of the papal elections committee, said the panel will announce the final list of candidates for the patriarch post by May 30, adding the committee will continue collecting papers of candidates until May 26. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 21, p....
“Each and every citizen has to take advantage of the means of monitoring available in order to achieve maximum integrity and transparency,” he said in statements. [Shādyah Yūsūf, al-Ahrām, May 21, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
The Coptic Orthodox Archangel Michael Monastery in Naqādah, Qinā [Qena] is to organize its annual conference on the ministry of development in local communities on October 27-29, 2017 under the supervision of Bishop Ibrām of al-Fayūm Diocese.  
The Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, shaykh Nahyān bin Mubārak, offered condolences to the pastors of the cathedral of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Abu Dhabi, Bishop Fakhrī, and the Patriarch Ibrām Fārūq and to all Egyptians for the victims of the terrorist bombings that targeted St...
Coptic thinker Jamal Asʿad said that the number of Copts who traveled to Israel doubled during the year 2015, pointing out that the exceptional visit of Pope Tawadros II to lead the funeral prayer for Bishop Abraham, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East played a role in this...
Bishop Ibrām of Fayūm of the Wādī al-Riyān Monastery reported that he is expecting the government to construct a road that passes by the monastery. Bishop Ibrām reported that he gave the church’s consent to have the road built because of its plan to provide services to develop the area surrounding...
In Egypt, sectarian conflict can be dizzying. When news breaks it explodes – Muslim mobs, churches burned, priests attacked. When the news crests it collapses – Muslim denials, church agreement, security clampdown. Only when the news settles can the situation be understood – partially,...
I called a long-time personal friend of mine, Father Raphael of Tāmīyah in Faiyum Oasis, on February 21, who found the media reporting about the attack in Sarisnah much exaggerated. Tāmīyah is not far from Sarisnah and Father Raphael knows the churches in his area well. In the past he has not been...
Nine Coptic families in Egyptian Rafah started packing up and leaving to the city of al-‘Arīsh following recent threats a few days ago as some members of those families said they are relocating to ‘Arīsh after the governor approved to send them there, where there are no dwelling places available...
Sharīf Ramzī, the founder of the Copts without Restrictions movement, called on all citizens of Egypt to vote in the presidential elections and shoulder their share of responsibility in monitoring the voting process. [Shādyah Yūsūf, al-Ahrām, May 21, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
The article reviews a book authored by the English S.H. Leeder in 1918 that discusses Muslim-Christian co-existence in Egypt.
The Coptic Orthodox Church denies all news about possible amendments to the panel of rules for choosing the pope.
The Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt issued a controversial ruling that guarantees Christian divorcees the right to a second marriage. The Coptic Orthodox Church rejects the ruling and declares that there is no authority on Earth that can oblige the church to go against their conscience....
The following presents a report on poverty in Egypt, and specifically how this issue is being addressed by the Coptic Orthodox Church in an attempt to alleviate the suffering of Egyptians.
Pope Shenouda issued a document in which he called for innovation in the clerical discourse in the Coptic Orthodox Church. While the document could gain the appreciation of the Coptic Orthodox clergymen and a considerable number of activist laymen, another group of the laymen considers it both a...

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