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Naẓīr Jayyid Rūfāʾil was born on August 3, 1923 in Asyūṭ governorate, who over the days became His Holiness Pope Shinūda III, Pope of Alexandria, and the 117th Patriarch of St. Mark's See. He declared: "I am a citizen who serves God through the people."   Today is celebrated the 96th anniversary...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a legal memorandum to the Administrative Court exhorting it to turn down all lawsuits against his appointment and cancellation of the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, Oct. 28, p. 3] Read text in...
Representatives of 40 movements and parties and a number of Maspero youths’ families on Sunday (October 7) threatened to “internationalize” the issue of the Maspero protesters killing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, the former Chairman of...
‘Āsim, an attorney, filed the first lawsuit against Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, former Minister of Defense, accusing him of killing protesters in the incidents at Maspero, Muhammad Mahmūd, the Cabinet building, and the massacres in Port Said and al-‘Abbāsīyah.
Meanwhile, Archpriest Frances Farīd of the Beni Suef parish said President Muhammad Mursī’s decisions to retire Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī and cancel the complementary constitutional declaration ended the military’s grip over power but were taken in the wrong time.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was toppled by the Muslim Brotherhood, used to have the right of legislation in accordance with the complementary constitutional declaration and also had the powers to change and even replace the constituent assembly writing a new constitution for...
A military source has stated that there is no truth in reports that there have been negative reactions toward the changes that have taken place in leading positions in the armed forces, particularly as there had been coordination and consultation [with the armed forces regarding these changes.
The Egyptian President Muhammad Mursī, has issued major decisions considered by many to be revolutionary.
It was eight years ago, precisely on October 9, 2011, that the predominantly Coptic crowd, protesting an attack on a church in Aswan, was attacked by unknown assailants. When military and security forces intervened, they turned their ammunition and armored personal carriers (APCs)on the...

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