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[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists sought removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the...
Meanwhile, Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod and the committee on registration of voters for the papal election, said the voter lists in Egyptian churches abroad will arrive on Saturday (July 14) to finalize the lists ahead of the deadline...
Meanwhile, Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod and the committee on registration of voters for the papal election, said the voter lists in Egyptian churches abroad will arrive on Saturday (July 14) to finalize the lists ahead of the deadline...
hile all are encouraging national reconciliation and renunciation of divisions among Egyptians and political powers, some Coptic activists announced the founding of the so-called Christian Brotherhood, in the fashion of the Muslim Brotherhood, stirring arguments in popular, media and political...
Meanwhile, the Azhar warned that some persons claiming to be representatives of the top Sunni establishment appear on the mass media and speak in its name, appealing to journalists to observe accuracy and caution and avoid allowing anyone wearing Azhar costumes or speak in its name.  “Not everyone...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the church can never be slack on anything that would serve the homeland’s interests, particularly when it comes to a crisis like that of the River Nile waters, but the church awaits an invitation for this. “Late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III was keen on...
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Al-Azhar appealed in a message to Mursī to be president of all Egyptians and to always remember that he is responsible for the protection of all their rights by respecting equality and citizenship and working on solving the pressing problems suffered by the people, Muslims and Christians alike. [...
A statement by the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt and abroad congratulated Mursī over “winning the Egyptian people’s trust in the presidential election,” expressing confidence that Mursī will work on maintaining the nation’s higher interests and unity of all its groups. [Muḥammad Ḥijāb, al-Ahrām,...
Bishop Yūhannā Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt, declined to comment on Mursī’s victory in the presidential election. [ʿAbd al-Wahāb Shaʿbān, al-Wafd, June 26, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

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