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Father Marcos Aziz Khalil comments on an article published in Sout Al-Umma that discusses the new custom of Christians of putting a sign of a fish to distinguish them from other religions.
Summary of the Ph.D. thesis of Revd. Dr. Wolfram Reiss about the Sunday School movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church with a focus on the role of Pope Shenouda III and Father Matta el-Meskeen and the place of the church in a Muslim society. Reiss´ study provides an excellent insight into the...
This significant study of the history and of the spiritual and educational rôles of the Sunday School Movement in the reawakening of the Coptic Church ought to be seen as a basic text for all those interested in the Coptic Church of the 20th century. For an unbiased understanding of the...
The Coptic residents of one of Egypt´s new towns filed an application to the Minister of Housing for the allocation of land to build a church because there is no church in their town that includes six mosques. The Minister agreed and they started the procedure to obtain a permit. Then a mosque...
European Union (EU) foreign policy commissioner Javier Solana had talks with Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak over ways of protecting religious symbols and beliefs as part of his efforts to defuse the crisis. During his visit to Egypt, the second leg of his tour of Arab and Muslim nations in the...
In 1977, the Bishop of Minya purchased a piece of land in the village of Beni Mahdi in order to build a church to serve the village congregation and those of eight neighbouring villages and hamlets which lacked a local church. The church has been waiting for approval for about a quarter of a...
The article is an overview of a book titled “Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality” by S. S. Hasan describes herself as a nominal Muslim woman, and agnostic.
More than 3000 Copts demonstrated in the church of Luxor, asking for the return of Bishop Amonius, the Bishop of Luxor, whom the pope deposed more than a year ago. They objected to the pope’s oral decision not to mention his name in the mass prayers.
President Mubarak issued a presidential decree approving the new management board of the Coptic Endowments Authority. Officials within the authority explain that the problems between the authority and the Ministry of Endowments are dissolving after the authority reclaimed 600 feddans. The total...
The suspicions in Mamdouh Nakhla’s press release amount to a conspiracy theory about the death of a priest without having any supporting evidence. Some American Coptic activists tried to convince the RNSAW not to publish this text in the RNSAW because it harms Nakhla’s credibility. The intensive...

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