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Muhammad Badī’, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, addressed the court from the prisoner’s dock before the beginning of a session of his trial in Qalyūb. He stated that the Egyptian people had elected Muhammad Mursī, and also said that he was the first Supreme Guide of the Brotherhood to...
  In an interview hosted by the Saudi-Arabian editor-in-chief of ʿArab News, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II denounced the decision of banning the Copts from visiting the Holy Land, describing it as an ‘inappropriate decision’.   Pope Tawāḍrūs II explained that many Egyptians,...
The Ramadan experience in Egypt is not exclusive to Muslims, rather it is a joyous and celebratory holy month shared by Muslims and Christians alike, related to a series of universally practiced traditions. Since the 1919 Revolution, Sa’ad Zaghlūl was adamant on reinforcing the importance of...
  Saint Bishoy Monastery in Wadi Natrūn Monastery announced the opening of the shrine of the late Pope Shenouda III to visitors. The monastery is to receive Coptic and Muslim visitors to earn blessings and learn about his private life.  
Fr. Būlus Halīm, official spokesperson of the Orthodox Church said that Pope Tawadros the Second left the responsibility of conducting the annual iftār feast to the respective priests and Christian communities of every governorate.
The Coptic al-Bawāba made a year-long trip to a range of distinct religious sites for exploring the Coptic shrines at home Egypt particularly Aswan, and abroad especially in Paris. The most significant of these shrines are outlined below. 
The diocese of al- Minya and Abu Qurqās organized a ceremony on the occasion of the second anniversary of Pope Shinūda’s death.
Al- Ahrām’s report on commemorating Pope Shinūda III discussed why Egyptians loved Pope Shinūda.
Today the Coptic Orthodox Church commemorates the second anniversary of Pope Shinūda’s death in the monastery of St. Bīshūy (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al- Natrūn. The Coptic Cultural Center in St Mark’s Cathedral in Abāssiyah will grant, in honor of Pope Shinūda III, an international prize,...
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs has announced that the coming Monday (March 17th) will be the second anniversary of  Pope Shinūda’s death.  
In a historic visit, Pope Tawadros visited the Monastery of Anba Makar [Also known as St. Macarios].
After decades of tension between the state and the church in Egypt over many thorny issues, their relations have flourished in recent years, especially after the exclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in 2013.
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
[Reviewer’s Note: The paper mentioned that Israeli Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari from the National Union Party has burnt a copy of the Bible while he actually tore a New Testament from a copy of the Holy Book and threw it in the trash bin] Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for...
Another Coptic activist, John Tal’at, called for expelling the Israeli ambassador in response to Ben-Ari’s destroying a New Testament, urging strong actions against such “insolence”. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 20, p. 13] Read original text in Arabic
A salafī-leaning newspaper, al-Rahmā, harshly criticized public figures in the Egyptian society and said those persons are conspiring against the January 25 Revolution. The paper named talk show host Sayīd ‘Alī, former parliament member Muhammad Abū Hāmid, outspoken critic of Islamists Tawfīq ‘...
The addition of the phrase “...and non-Muslims may have recourse to their own religious laws” to the constitution is needless because Islam guarantees non-Muslims to practice their rituals and beliefs freely anyway. There are no texts in the Egyptian constitutions since 1923 that forbid a woman, a...
For the third week running, the missionary Al Hayat TV is still airing its programs insolently attacking and insulting the Prophet Muhammad, his wife ‘Ā’ishah and the sahābah (companions) on Nilesat. Several citizens appealed to President Muhammad Mursī via messages and faxes to the republican...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius and Minister of Antiquities Muhammad Ibrāhīm co-inaugurated the first museum of the belongings and possessions of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, July 20, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
Coptic movements and figures slammed a so-called fatwá by Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy chairman of the Salafī Da’wah (Call) Movement, rendering as harām (religiously forbidden in Islam) any taxi drivers getting priests to their churches and said “this is worse than driving some people to pubs”....

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