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The Azhar’s decision to freeze religious dialogue with the Vatican has aroused controversy in Christian, legal, and intellectual circles in Egypt, according to al-Dustūr. Last week the Sunnī Islamic institution made the decision to indefinitely suspend its bi-annual interfaith dialogue sessions...
Hānī Labīb comments about a question that was asked by Al-Dustūr to Coptic intellectual Rafīq Habīb. The question dealt with why Muslims do not have a pope that inspires them religiously and serves as a politcal leader. Dr. Habīb replied that, unlike Coptic priests, Islamic scholars fall under the...
During a lecture in Faiyum, Bishop Bīshūy denied making offensive comments about the Qur'ān and expressed his support of the Islamic Research Academy’s call to ban defaming religions. Protestant leader, Jamāl As‘ad, says he considers Bīshūy’s latest comments a “convincing” apology, yet urges him to...
Various Coptic thinkers expressed their support for the joint statement issued yesterday by the Church and the Azhar. The statement opposes Fitnah Al-Tā’ifīyah and stresses the importance of national unity. Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá said the statement envisions both organizations returning to their...
Coptic thinker Dr. Rafik Habeeb says the reason the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar isn't as influential with Muslims as Pope Shenouda III is with Copts is that unlike the Al-Azhar, the Church is financially and administratively independent of state. The Church's strength also draws from the fact that it...
An unnamed source close to the Pope claimed that Priest Botros Gayd, the Pope's nephew, is responsible for the preparation, filming and distribution of the online video in which Kamilia Shehata denied rumors of her conversion to Islam. Gayd, however, denies these claims. A circulating rumor amongst...
The article discusses the relationship between Jamāl Mubārak and the Coptic Orthodox Church.  
Al-Dustūr gives an overview of the relationship between the pope and the president in Egypt in the last 50 years.
A new stage inside the Orthodox Church in which Copts have started to disobey Pope Shenouda and organize demonstrations to express their demands.
7000 Christians demonstrate in Egypt to ask for their rights.

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