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Al-Waṭan made the first interview with Anba Murqus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khaymah, after he assumed the presidency of the Clerical Council for Family Affairs. During the interview, Anba Murqus underscored that the 2016 bill is applied in the personal affairs councils; pointed out that the Unified...
After decades of tension between the state and the church in Egypt over many thorny issues, their relations have flourished in recent years, especially after the exclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in 2013.
[Reviewer’s Note: The paper mentioned that Israeli Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari from the National Union Party has burnt a copy of the Bible while he actually tore a New Testament from a copy of the Holy Book and threw it in the trash bin] Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for...
Another Coptic activist, John Tal’at, called for expelling the Israeli ambassador in response to Ben-Ari’s destroying a New Testament, urging strong actions against such “insolence”. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 20, p. 13] Read original text in Arabic
A salafī-leaning newspaper, al-Rahmā, harshly criticized public figures in the Egyptian society and said those persons are conspiring against the January 25 Revolution. The paper named talk show host Sayīd ‘Alī, former parliament member Muhammad Abū Hāmid, outspoken critic of Islamists Tawfīq ‘...
The addition of the phrase “...and non-Muslims may have recourse to their own religious laws” to the constitution is needless because Islam guarantees non-Muslims to practice their rituals and beliefs freely anyway. There are no texts in the Egyptian constitutions since 1923 that forbid a woman, a...
For the third week running, the missionary Al Hayat TV is still airing its programs insolently attacking and insulting the Prophet Muhammad, his wife ‘Ā’ishah and the sahābah (companions) on Nilesat. Several citizens appealed to President Muhammad Mursī via messages and faxes to the republican...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius and Minister of Antiquities Muhammad Ibrāhīm co-inaugurated the first museum of the belongings and possessions of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, July 20, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
Coptic movements and figures slammed a so-called fatwá by Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy chairman of the Salafī Da’wah (Call) Movement, rendering as harām (religiously forbidden in Islam) any taxi drivers getting priests to their churches and said “this is worse than driving some people to pubs”....
In an early hour of Thursday (July 19), Major General ‘Umar Sulaymān, the former vice president and Egypt’s spy chief, breathed his last of cardiopulmonary problems at Cleveland Clinic in the U.S. state of Ohio. He was 77. “The Egyptian embassy is now undertaking procedures to carry the body to ...

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