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The Cardinal Kung Foundation gave its 2012 award to the name of late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III in appreciation of his efforts during the past 40 years to enhance fair peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Copts.
Clashes between Muslims and Copts erupted in the area of ‘Izbit Marco, al-Fashn town in Beni Suef governorate broke out after Christians from neighboring cities entered a church there for prayers.
All Copts of Egypt will most probably come together on a key demand for the new pope, which is to avoid getting the church involved in politics and to clearly separate between religion and political activism by concentrating on the church’s spiritual role.
The papal elections will be held today (October 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as 2412 voters will cast their ballots in eight boxes. The voting process will end at 05:00 pm, after which counting will start immediately before announcing the names of three of...
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.
Subhī Sālih, a member of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said the second draft constitution will be finalized within three weeks.
Bishop Yūhannā Qultah, the deputy patriarch of the Coptic Catholics, said that Egypt can never be divided geographically, religiously or politically, adding Egypt has always been a coherent stable nation.  
The ‘Id al-Adhá prayers in Alexandria switched from spiritual to political as Salafī Da’wah (Call) and Muslim Brotherhood leaders delivered fiery sermons in squares all over the Mediterranean city. [Rāmī Yāsīn, al-Ahrām, Oct. 27, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
The Coptic Orthodox congregation and clergymen are continuing preparations in order to have honorable papal elections to bring the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012.
Lawyer and activist Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said Egyptians are one fabric that al-Tahrīr Square has seen the blood of both Muslims and Christians shed and mixed together. He said his organization is defending the rights of Copts from a...
The Nasr City Court of Misdemeanor is starting the first session in the trial of Ahmad Muhammad Mahmūd ‘Abd Allāh, better known as Abū Islām, the chairman of al-Omma (Nation) channel, his son Islām, the channel’s executive director, and Hānī Muhammad Yāsīn, a journalist in al-Tahrīr newspaper, on...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II is pleased to have a dialogue with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group and its Freedom and Justice Party about several important issues. He underscored efforts to achieve freedom, democracy and justice in Egypt as well as sustain good relations with all segments...
The five candidates for the post of Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church resumed visits to the parishes and churches nationwide and attended a morning mass at the Mar Mina al-‘Ajāybī Monastery in the area of King Maryūt, Alexandria, on Wednesday (October 24).
Dr. ‘Amr Darrāj, Secretary-General of the Constituent Assembly, which writes a new constitution for Egypt, said the drafting committee will end by next week the draft constitution.
Muslim and Christian thinkers agreed during an intercultural dialogue forum held by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in Alexandria that the freedom of expression is one of the basic principles included in all heavenly religions. CEOSS director, Pastor Adrea Zakī,...
The Republic of Armenia denounced at the official and religious levels all activities aimed at insulting religions, prophets or religious symbols, highlighting the importance of freedom of creativity that does not deride faiths or cultural heritage of any society or state.  
Public Prosecutor Counselor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd gave orders officially upholding the possession by Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah of a plot of land disputed between Muslims and Copts in Cairo after investigations revealed the right of the church’s representative to the land. 
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Washington-based Jewish organization that publishes free translations into English from media content in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu and Dari as well as free analytical reports, simply controls the media content read by large sectors of the...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the West is still thinking in the Dark Ages manner, adding the today’s animosity against Islam and its civilization is not new but it has been inherently lying in the collective European mindset since the medieval times.  
Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah praised the Egyptian church’s position regarding the film and cartoons defaming the Prophet Muhammad, adding the crisis has brought Egyptian Muslims and Christians to unite.  

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