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Priest Rafīq Greish, the official spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church, welcomed communication with the Muslim Brotherhood, affirming that the group, which represents a moderate Islamist approach, respects minorities and seeks dialogue with them. “So far we have not received any contacts from...
An official source at the papal office said contacts are underway between leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and a prominent bishop at the Coptic Orthodox Church on coordination for a historic visit by the group’s murshid (guide) Dr. Muhammad Badī’ to the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district...
“We, however, hope this article would be complete by asserting that non-Muslims may freely practice their rituals and refer to their own religious rules in matters of personal status,” said Rev. Dr. Anīs in statements to Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) [Author Not Mentioned, al-...
Churches are leading a battle to add the term “civic (secular) state” in the constitution’s preamble according to the article. Bishop Antonius Azīz the representative of the Catholic Church in the Constituent Assembly ensured of the persistence of the three Coptic churches in adding this term to...
From Rāb’ah al-'Adāwīyyah platform (a square in Nasr City district where Morsi supporters are protesting), the MB’s Guide, or murshid, Dr. Muhammad Badī’, gave a speech to the protesters. He directed messages to the army, Azhar’s Grand Shaykh, and Pope Tawadros. He called the Azhar and army to...
When referring to a journey to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Egyptian Christians speak of ‘pilgrimage’. Today, with the influx of Christians (from all over the world) visiting the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the term ‘pilgrimage’ needs to be redefined, according to Coptic theologians. 
A decision recently taken by Bishop Yūʾannis of Asyūt to obligate Christian women to wear proper clothes in churches has stirred controversy among Christians, a majority of whom rejected the decision, arguing that the Church’s role is to guide rather than impose behavioral rules. 
While Egyptian churches call for passing a law for building their houses of worship, and Coptic citizens holding vigils for enabling the construction of churches already licensed, other [non-Coptic] Christian denominations are selling their churches, hence, generating a new phenomenon alien to...
The Egyptian armed forces have completed the reconstruction of St Peter’s Church in only 15 days. This comes after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi [ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī] promised to repair the church following the terroristic attack that targeted the Mass of December 11, 2016. The attack resulted...
  In spite of the recent affinity between Muslims and Christians, as well as the previous rapprochement between the Egyptian Christian communities, the recent dispute between Egyptian churches raised questions about Christian fundamentalism and its negative impact as a stumbling block in the face...

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