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Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...
Background: Two different subjects are addressed in the following recording: the restoration of the Hanging Church in Old Cairo, Egypt, and the Jordanian economist ʾUmayyah Ṭūqān’s views on the MENA summit in 1995. Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, known as the Hanging Church was built...
Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.
Al-Azhar appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people...
Reverend Terry Jones' call for an open sit-in in Washington, United States, confused a lot of Coptic Human Rights activists. A large number of moderate Coptic opinions believe that a sit-in is legitimate but cannot extend to calling for international protection of Copts in Egypt.  
The author writes: "In what can be regarded as a new challenge, lighting the fuse of a crisis in Egypt between Muslims and Copts, there have been reports that a church leader (said to be Archpriest Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl of the Hanging Church) has produced a film injurious to Islam and its Prophet (...
Archpriest ‘Abd al-Masīh Basīt of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud has rejected claims that Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl, former pastor of the Hanging Church, has produced a film injurious to the Prophet Muhammad and to Muslims. "I don't think Father Marqus would do something like that and I...

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