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Conflict between the Church and Islamic political movements developed after the Church's withdrawal from the Constituent Assembly and the Presidency's disregard for Coptic demands. Coptic Orthodox Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said: “The Church does not fear the regime. The future of the State...
On the same context, Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd newspaper reported the Churches’- as well as The Azhar’s- dismay over Burhāmī’s statements on the position of the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh and on articles endorsed in the new Constitution.
Al-Tahrīr reports on controversial reactions on the Constitutional declaration released by President Mursī on Saturday (December 8, 2012). While the three major Coptic Churches refrain from delivering any official statement regarding the Constitutional declaration, a large number of Coptic...
Amidst rallies to mobilize their congregations to vote 'no', the three major Churches of Egypt declined to attend the presidential ceremony held two days ago and during which the draft constitution was handed out to President Mursī. 
Bishop Yuhanna Qultah, the deputy patriarch of the Coptic Catholics and a representative of the Egyptian churches in the constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt, announced the withdrawal of the three churches from the panel.
All three heavenly faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – agree that the Prophet Abraham is their father and all agree that Abraham’s faith was tested to the utmost level when was ordered to slay his own son.
Bishop Yuhannā Qultah, the patriarchal deputy of the Coptic Catholic Church, said that President Mursī's invitation was extended to the heads of Egyptian churches but no topics were set for discussions.
  Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah and head of the media committee in the Coptic Orthodox Church said that President Mursī seems to understand the demands of Copts and stressed that he would apply equal rights to all citizens. This came during a meeting with church leaders on August 22.
Al- Akhbar reports on the role of the Islamic and Christian clerics in spreading awareness on the importance of positive participation in the forthcoming presidential elections. Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the role of the imams will be to spread awareness without calling...
The Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic movement, said that it will not speak out in favor of a presidential candidate until the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission has officially announced the final candidate list. The movement assured that its members are free to support any of the presidential...
Magdī al Batītī, Governor of Beni Suef, has inaugurated the Bayt al- ‘Ailah in the district of Biba, Beni Suef. 
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Al-Azhar appealed in a message to Mursī to be president of all Egyptians and to always remember that he is responsible for the protection of all their rights by respecting equality and citizenship and working on solving the pressing problems suffered by the people, Muslims and Christians alike. [...
A statement by the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt and abroad congratulated Mursī over “winning the Egyptian people’s trust in the presidential election,” expressing confidence that Mursī will work on maintaining the nation’s higher interests and unity of all its groups. [Muḥammad Ḥijāb, al-Ahrām,...
Bishop Yūhannā Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt, declined to comment on Mursī’s victory in the presidential election. [ʿAbd al-Wahāb Shaʿbān, al-Wafd, June 26, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
All Egyptian churches congratulated Mursī for winning the state’s top post as Coptic movements and citizens urged him to fulfill his promises, including the establishment of a state of citizenship. Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymā, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod’s Information...
Malāk denied as “rumors” a reported possible increase in Coptic migration outside Egypt after Mursī came to power. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, June 26, p. 9] Read text in Arabic
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
"The Muslim Brotherhood obtained 20 seats – either lawmakers belonging to the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Irshād (Guidance) Office members or public figures affiliated to the group like Islamic thinker Dr. Muhammad 'Umārah," said Katātnī. The Supreme Constitutional Court withdrew from the...
Six Copts were named for the constituent assembly, including Edward Ghālib, Bishop Yūhannā, Bishop Bula, Samīr Marqus, Shahīrah Halīm Dūs and Munsif Najīb Sulaymān. The substitute list, however, included a less number of Copts – four, including George Nājī Misīhah, Sūzī Nāshid, Nabīl Samuel Abādīr...

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