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Mamdūh Ramzī, cassation lawyer and one of the appointees, expressed his satisfaction with the representation of Copts in the Council and added that the number of appointed Copts is higher than any former regime
The three main Christian denominations in Egypt stressed that they did not call Copts to boycott the constitutional referendum. They argued that Copts may choose what they want whether to boycott or participate in the yes-or-no referendum. ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, December 11, p. 10] Read...
Al-Misrīyūn reported that the counselor  of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Ramsīs al-Najār, commented on the new Constitutional declaration of being “a political deception” as some articles (of the new declaration) have been annulled while others remained unchanged. 
Al-Misrīyūn reports, that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II had contacted Dr. Muhammad al-Barād’ī, head of al-Dustūr Party, and Hamdīn Sabbāhī, former Egyptian presidential candidate, in order to “coordinate the stance of the Church with that of the opposition” after the dialogue meeting that...
A number of Coptic figures announced their participation in the August 24 protests, considering it another revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood and “islamizing the country”.  Mamdūh Ramzī, Coptic lawyer, said he would participate in the protest as well as Ramsīs al-Najjār, the church lawyer. 
“The Azhar expresses appreciation for demands to adopt another initiative to lay criteria for selection of members of the constitution-drafting panel and activation of the Azhar’s post-revolution freedoms proposals,” said ‘Azab. He voiced the Azhar’s support for the unity of the Egyptian people and...
As Islamists – Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists – stepped in the world of politics after the January 25 revolution, Egypt is overwhelmed with a religious face that is a far cry from the country’s civil features it has always been used to since the turn of the 19th century, writes Dr. Mu’taz Salāmah...
“The Azhar expresses appreciation for demands to adopt another initiative to lay criteria for selection of members of the constitution-drafting panel and activation of the Azhar’s post-revolution freedoms proposals,” said ‘Azab. He voiced the Azhar’s support for the unity of the Egyptian people and...
The Azhar clerics and scholars praised the agreement brokered between Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb and representatives of political powers, MPs and heads of professional syndicates that the Azhar undertakes contacts with all Egyptian political groups to form a constituent assembly to draft a...
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has emphatically stressed equality in rights and duties. Copts pay their taxes like any other citizen. I would not be exaggerating if I said one-third of the tax duties of the state are contributed by Copts. Coptic businessmen like Najīb Sawirus and Munīr...

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