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The Egyptian Center for Human Rights (ECHR) expressed concerns over escalated “sectarian” statements by some leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party that Copts voted for Mubārak’s last prime minister, Ahmad Shafīq, in the first round of the...
Dr. Muhammad Mursī, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) candidate in Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections, said 15 international corporations are ready to pump $200 billion when Egypt becomes stable. [Hajjāj al-Husaynī, al-Ahrām, May 1, p. 4] Read original text...
The Coptic Orthodox Church on Friday morning (April 27) started receiving applications of candidacy for the post of the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III and will continue receiving papers for 20 days, the remaining time of the 60 days set by the 1957 statute. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām,...
On 25 May 1980, the great shepherd Pope Shenouda III ordained the first Bishop for Youth, His Grace Bishop Moussa. This article outlines the work of Bishop Moussa over the past 30 years. 
The Egyptian Ministry of Education and Teaching has decided to lead a change in the religious education curricula. The considered amendments will concentrate more on moral values in general. The decision created controversial reactions, especially for Azhar scholars. However, the muftī of Egypt...
An illicit affair between a 17-year-old Coptic man and an 18-year-old Muslim married woman from the town of Tāmīyah in Fayyūm resulted in Muslim demonstrations and the torching of Copts’ property last week. The security authorities, however, played a positive role in containing the situation. A...
Representatives of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood at the People’s Assembly and leadership of the ruling National Democratic Party absented from Easter celebrations in Alexandria. Depute Mahmūd ‘Atīyah of the group justified the absence by the different occupations his comrades had.
The critical health condition of Pope Shenouda aroused arguments about his expected successor. While a group of laymen calls for a new law to be established for the papal elections, the church expresses its discontentment towards what it considers to be the laymen’s interference in church’s affairs...
Rumors spread about the Coptic Orthodox Church’s intention to form a committee comprised of some members from the Holy Synod. The committee is supposed to urge Copts, especially the youth, to be more involved in political life and prepare them to lead a political role in the country. The church...
The Egyptian press has widely covered Christmas celebrations held by the Coptic Orthodox Church and presided over by Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

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