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President Muhammad Mursī will meet next week with patrons of the Coptic Orthodox Church outside Egypt, who have been in Cairo to participate in the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 6] Read text in Arabic
Pope Tawadrus II categorically refused that the church should have a quota in parliament or in any executive positions, describing this orientation as a “form of discrimination among Egyptians”. [Fāyzah al-Janbīhī, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Al-Akhbār of Dec. 15 published a front-page report on the Egyptian foreign ministry's summoning of Dutch ambassador in Cairo Susan Blankhart to express Egypt's strong condemnation of Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilder' book defaming Islam.
Several relatives of the suspects gathered outside the courthouse and affirmed that the suspects were innocent of any charges pressed against them. 
According to the author, articles two and three of the new constitution have maintained national unity as Article II stated that Islam is the religion of the state and Article III gave rights to Copts and Jews to refer to their own codes in personal status and religious affairs. Dr. Abd al-Fattāh...
Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
In a meeting with French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and the French delegation accompanying him, the Grand Shaykh of The Azhar, Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyīb stated that he is confident that the Egyptian people will surpass the actual crisis. The meeting that took place on Wednesday, December 19, tackled issues...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
Mehmet Görmez, head of Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic authority in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said that celebrations of Christmas and New Year is idolatry and heretic. 
However, Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said that the articles included in the memo were ten articles 
Mamdūh Ramzī, cassation lawyer and one of the appointees, expressed his satisfaction with the representation of Copts in the Council and added that the number of appointed Copts is higher than any former regime
 Kamāl Sulaymān Bishārah, member of the Coptic Advisory Council, said that he accepted appointment in the Council because the [Coptic Orthodox] Church nominated him. 
Professor of Law in Alexandria University of Law, Sūzī ‘Adlī Nāshid expressed her dissatisfaction with the presentation of women and Copts in the Shūrá Council. The member of the Shūrá Council by appointment added that the representation of Copts in the Council did not exceed 12 members from a...
Al-Akhbār published an article on Burhāmī’s claim that his statement during a video footage has been “misinterpreted”. The deal would pave the way for a Shari'a-based constitution while temporality holding the immunity of the Azhar’s grand Shaykh.
The three major Coptic Churches have agreed during a meeting on Thursday (December 13), to cast their ballots on the Constitutional plebiscites that will be on Saturdays (December 15 and 22). Pope Tawadros II stated that the Coptic Church is a national Church, nevertheless, will not interfere in...
The Holy Synod in a meeting under acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius finalized a program of action for the election of the 118th pope to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, on the chair of Saint Mark the Apostle.
During a meeting with the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop for the Horn of Africa; The Most Rev. Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs (Mouneer Hanna Anis), President Bishop of...
Secretary of al-Nūr Party for Monufia governorate, Usāmah ‘Abd al-Munsif, confirmed his party’s support for citizenship rights for all citizens, including Egyptian Copts.
During a conference held bySalafī D’awah movement under the title “Know your Constitution”, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmi, leader of the movement, claimed that there is a plan to thwart the Islamic project. The Salafīs are calling for an intensification of their work on the ground to counter the strength of...

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