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The Coptic Evangelical Church’s Synod appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to freeze his constitutional declaration and call for a national dialogue that would bring together all segments of the society to reach accordance over critical issues. 
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, commenting on a recent census of Coptic population, which the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) put at 5.130 million, said the number of Copts in 1976 was six million, wondering whther that number has diminished in 35 years’ time.
On December 10, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Despite the fact that this period of seven decades elapsed since this declaration has been proclaimed, human rights are still violated in many parts of the world and millions are still oppressed...
In an interview with al-Dustūr, Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, head of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, stated that the confusion of religion with politics and science is one of the main reasons that hinder the progress of the Egyptian state, and that no progress will ever be achieved as long as some...
Governor of South Sinai, Maj. Gen. Khālid Fawda (Khaled Foda or Khaled Fūda) and head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, Dr. Rev. Andriyā Zakī (Andre Zaki) laid the foundation stone for the first church to be erected in Sharm al-Shaykh, south of Sinai. The church is to be finished in two years and...
A strong debate is taking place in Coptic circles due to the decision of  Father Abanoub of Muqattam to prevent protestant hymn singers from singing in St. Simon’s the Shoemaker Church in Muqattam, restricting it to Orthodox singers. 
Rev. Rif’at Fikrī, head of the Media Council of the Coptic Evangelical Church has mourned the victims of the terrorist attack that took place yesterday (March 15th) in Musturud, Cairo.
We must call things by their names: the brutal terrorist attack on Friday, November 2, on a number of Christians who were visiting the monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor between Beni Suef and Minya, which resulted in the death of seven people and injuring thirteen people, is a crime against...
Egypt’s former Minister of Culture, Professor Ḥilmī al-Namnam, and a number of prominent Islamic and Christian thinkers and clerics, attended last week the publication ceremony of the book "Al-Tafsīr al-ʿArabī li al-Kitāb al-Muqqadas” (Contemporary Arab Interpretation of the Bible). The ceremony...
President of the [Coptic Evangelical] Holy Synod of the Nile, Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd, writes: The media reported last week that the security forces of Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] were able to contain an incident inside the Church of St. Georges the Great Martyr in the village of Zaytūn in Markaz Nāṣir of...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Church Holy Synod’s Information Committee, said the country is already groaning, rejecting calls to start civil disobedience in protest at the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)’s continuation in power. “We have to work...
Church sources confirmed that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs is expected to deliver his weekly sermon today from St. Bīshūy Monastery at Wādī al-Naṭrūn, to which he headed immediately after his return from his pastoral visit to Germany. Earlier today, the Youth Bishopric of the Coptic Orthodox...
During the opening of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Banī Mazār, Minyā, in presence of religious leaders and government officials, Rev. Andrīyya Zakī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Egypt, said that the church, like the mosque, is a part of the Egyptian identity, adding that it is...
Pastor Rifʿat Fikrī, President of the Media Committee of Egypt’s Church Council, that the Egyptian church returned the code of personal status for Copts to Counselor Majdī al-ʿAjātī, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliament, to discuss and amend it.
The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo approved by majority during its annual meeting on Friday (January 20) on the ordaining of women as priests for the first time in the history of all Christian denomination in Egypt. Pastor Rif'at Fikrī, Chairman of the ETSC's information committee, said...
Cairo - A widespread debate between the three Egyptian Churches (Orthodox, Evangelical, and Catholic) has ensued around the preparations of the Personal Status Law draft for Egyptian Christians, in the hope to present it to Parliament during the new session and have it officially passed, in the...
On March 28, 2010, I wrote an article on the importance of unity among Egypt's Christian communities, and called for the establishment of a local council for the churches of Egypt. Despite the fears of failure in the implementation, the responses to this call came positive and contrary to...
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches will meet with the Ministry of Justice (Author's note: the newspaper did not name the person they are meeting) on May 12, 2013, to discuss a civil marriage proposal to include a new chapter suited to Christian needs (Sarah Hāmid, al-Misrīyūn,...
Hānī `Ezzat, founder of the Association of the victims of the personal status law of the Copts, said that parliamentarian sources informed him that President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi had asked Pope Tawadros of the Coptic Orthodox Church to speed up discussions on a unified personal status law for...

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