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Christianity entered Egypt with Mark the Evangelist during the time of the reign of Nero in the first century. The Christians in Egypt at that time used the Coptic language and the Coptic Church still uses Coptic in prayers today. In his book "A Short Account of the Copts", the American...
Egyptian columnist Ḥamdī Rizq writes this week: Sectarian strife is more severe than murder, indeed, more severe than murder. Sectarian strife is the door to all evils, and God has mercy on us from sectarian strife as manifested in Minya.
In his column this week, Egypt’s   renown writer and journalist, Ḥamdī Rizk wonders of the number of fatwas issued exclusively on women, referring to the report released by the Global Fatwa Index in the Egyptian Fatwa House, in Arabic Dār al-Iftāʾ, that states that 12% of all the fatwas issued by...
In his column this week, journalist and author Ḥamdī Rizq addresses ultra-conservative Muslims, asking them why they prohibit the Copts of Minya to dedicate their prayers around the altar, while they are not deprived from dedicating their prayers towards the qibla:
ByḤamdī Rizq[1] I went through all the interviews that hosted Pope Tawāḍrūs II since his enthronement on November 28, 2012, and realized that to each interview the Coptic Orthodox pope and patriarch of Alexandria was asked on the number of the Egyptian Christian population, and every time, Pope...
Fr. Rafīq Jarīsh [Rafik Greish], spokesman of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, reviews a recently published book entitled Kyrie Eleison…Fī Maḥabat al-Aqbāṭ [Lord Have Mercy…In Love To The Copts] written by author and columnist, Ḥamdī Rizq. The book, which was discussed in a seminar at the Cairo...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, held an address, thanking the writer and intellectual Ḥamdī Rizq at the occasion of the publication of his book “Kyrie Eleison – In the love of the Copts.”
Egypt’s former Minister of Culture and columnist Ḥilmī al-Namnam, said that “Egypt is living a situation of strong sectarian tensions, and those who deny it attempt to pull wool over the eyes of others. It is not true at all that history of sectarianism is linked to Sadat’s times: it goes way...
The author, Ḥamdī Rizq, states that the recent population census did not meet the expectations of Copts and a range of observers who wanted to know the official number of Copts in Egypt. Although the national Coptic Orthodox Church does not announce or ask for numbers to avoid provoking sectarian...
Deeply convinced of the readers' right for information on political, social, and economic causes, Al-Yawm al-Sābi` highlights the comments of columnists of the major Egyptian newspapers on the despicable terror attack on Coptic Pilgrims and the retaliation attack of the Egyptian armed forces.

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