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Dr. Nabīl al-'Arabī, minister of foreign affairs, has met with Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City in Italy where they discussed the situation in Egypt, specifically the Coptic file.
Pope Benedict XVI met with the new Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil el-Arabi on 18 May, 2011, amid concerns over the safety of Christians caught up in the Arab revolutions of the Middle East. The meeting, which followed talks between Arabi and Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican's foreign minister, took...
According to MENA, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb announced that the Azhar’s relations with the Vatican will remain frozen until Pope Benedict XVI apologizes for statements concerning Muslims that he had made earlier this year. In response to attacks that targeted Christians in Egypt,...
[Text spoken at the Missio-organized Parlamentarischer Abend in Berlin, March 15, 2011. The meeting was well attended. Seven members of parliament from different political parties participated, along with assistants of other members in parliament and diplomats of the Foreign Ministry. Dr. Otmar...
  As Egyptian opposition protests enter their third day, some leaders in the Coptic Orthodox Church are urging their members not to participate, which has caused a reaction by some Christians who feel the church should be involved...    
Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd reports that scholars attending the preparatory meeting for the Sixth World Forum of Azhar Graduates issued a statement in support of the Azhar’s decision to freeze dialogue with the Vatican.   The Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy decided to suspend its biannual religious...
In the Vatican’s first official statement since the Azhar’s decision to freeze religious dialogue, Priest Federico Lombardi says that the Vatican is studying the Azhar’s decision, but that it still desires to hold dialogue between all religions.   Azhar spokesman Muhammad Rifā'ah al-Tahtāwī pointed...
The article of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz reports about the Azhar’s indefinite suspension of interfaith dialogue with the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s repeated criticism on Islam and his calls for increased protection of Christians in Egypt and the Middle East are named as main reasons for the Azhar’s freeze of...
The Coptic Orthodox Church did not send representatives to the founding meeting of the Azhar’s Family Home initiative on Saturday, according to al-Wafd.   A church source told the paper that two senior members of the Coptic Orthodox hierarchy had been scheduled to attend the meeting, but he...
The Azhar’s decision to freeze religious dialogue with the Vatican has aroused controversy in Christian, legal, and intellectual circles in Egypt, according to al-Dustūr. Last week the Sunnī Islamic institution made the decision to indefinitely suspend its bi-annual interfaith dialogue sessions...

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