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Former Grand Muftī of the Republic Shaykh Naṣr Farīd Wāṣil, who represents the Azhar on the constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt, said he does not see any reason for the withdrawal of the representatives of churches from the constitution panel, adding the differences are not...
All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
The constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt saw heated debates between former Muftī of the Republic Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil and the panel’s spokesman Dr. Wahīd ‘Abd al-Majīd over the latter’s objection in the drafting committee against the new article to have the Azhar as the final...
The “Jurists of Moodiness” are a group of religious Scholars that publish hardline Fatwas based on their ‘wrong’ readings and interpretations of religious texts without taking into consideration any social conditions for the Fatwa, for example those issued by the Salafist preachers Abū Ishāq al-...
Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil, former Muftī of Egypt, stated to al-Watan that reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood is not permitted. He added that this is due to their actions including violence, carrying arms, terrorizing the innocent and destroying the nation. He added that those who kill and...
Several intellectuals and politicians, during the time of the former president, Husnī Mubārak, who exclusively confined Coptic issues between the church leaders and the presidential institution, for bringing the Coptic dossier out of the security apparatus' control. Ramsīs al-Najjār, a Coptic...
Firebrand preacher Wajdī Ghunaym lashed out at the opponents of President Muhammad Mursī, dubbing them as "rats and cockroaches that live in infamy and dirt". "Those who are called the elite are nothing but like barking dogs and know nothing about democracy or that parties may be legitimately...
The Coptic Orthodox Church's Holy Synod met under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius on Wednesday (July 4) to exchange views about the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt. Several Synod members expressed concern because "current members of the committees in the constitution-...
Meanwhile, a deadline for the voter registration committee on papal election in the Coptic Orthodox Church expires on Tuesday (July 10) as the final lists will be handed over to acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, July 8, p. 3] Read text in Arabic
Acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius said on Saturday (July 7) that the church is still concerned over the activities of the constituent assembly and fears that an Egyptian constitution expressive only of a certain group or another with no regard to the rest of the people would be issued. Bishop...

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