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Bishop Raphael, General Secretary to the Holy Synod, has said that although the previous regime tried, and failed, to maintain its legitimacy for over 30 years by driving a wedge between Muslims and Christians, the Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded in five months. The Bishop noted that during the 25...
Egyptian news coverage on Tuesday followed the statements of various government officials regarding the possibility of two Copt-related bills: a unified law for building places of worship and a personal affairs law for Christians...  
  Wednesday's Egyptian newspaper coverage of the Alexandria church bombing focuses on speculation regarding who may be behind the attack. But some are accusing the Egyptian media of competing to identify the responsible party, according to AWR's Hānī Hamdī...    
The Egyptian government and religious officials continue to express their shock and their outrage over the attack of the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria. Safwat al-Sharīf, the chairman of the Supreme Press Council, stressed the  importance of finding out everything...
The Coptic Orthodox Church has begun sending invitations for its celebration of Christmas. Invitations were sent to Jamāl Mubārak, Head of the National Democratic Party's Policies Committee; Ahmad Fathī Surūr, Speaker of the People’s Assembly; and Safwat al-Sharīf, the Chief of the Shūrá Council....
The Orthodox Coptic Church started sending invitations for the celebration of Christimas and the mass. Invitations were sent to: Jamāl Mubārak, Head of the National Democratic Party's Policies Committee; Aḥmad Fatḥī Surūr, Speaker of the People’s Assembly; and Ṣafwat al-Sharīf, chief of Shura...
Majdī says that the nation goes through three basic citizenship tests during elections. The first of these tests pertains to the way candidates are selected. He says that the NDP failed miserably by selecting only ten Coptic candidates out of its eight hundred, while all opposing parties and the...
The author of this article considers the implication of hypothetically waking up to find Egypt's streets, mosques, churches, and buildings flooded in posters promoting parliamentary candidates saying “Christianity Is the Answer.” He then asks why Egypt forces Christian, Jewish and Baha‘ī citizens...
This article discusses a conference held in Qalyubiya to discuss citizenship rights. Much of the conference was centered on the issue of Coptic rights in Egypt. Many prominent figures were also in attendance, and the author focuses on the comments made by the host, the Governor of Qalyubiya, Adly...
This article deals with the issue of Church building within the Egyptian government and society. The crime at Naj Hammadi has raised this problem to greater heights, but the government still drags its feet on this issue. The author makes the point that the government’s lack of care concerning the...

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