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Experts of human rights advocacy groups expected a surge in religion disdaining lawsuits after the new constitution drafted by the current constituent assembly is adopted.
Egyptian MP Ghāda ʿAjamī and member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed her support to Algeria’s decision to ban the full-face veils at work, describing it “a brave decision”.
Today, Saturday, a delegation from the Egyptian General Tourist Guides Syndicate (EGTGS) has visited the Catholic Holy Family Church at Maṭariya, Cairo, in order to learn about the history of its foundation, its spiritual and historical significance, in particular in connection with the Holy Family...
Dr. Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, rapporteur of the Religious Discourse Committee at the Egyptian Family House (EFH), and Hegumen Buṭrus Buṭrus, the assistant rapporteur, met with the members of the clergy and imams of Al-Azhar at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center of the St. Mark Cathedral in al-...
MP Muḥammad Fuʾād said that the speech of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī at the World Youth Forum on the freedom of religious belief “is very progressive and there must be policies to implement this.” During his interview hosted by the ‘90 Minutes’ talk show, aired on al-Miḥwar TV channel, on...
Egyptian journalist Mufīd Fawzī said that the Egyptian Church is going through the most critical time in its history after the killing of the abbot of the monastery Abu Maqār, pointing out that Egypt has been exposed to too many blows for its national unity, but it could overcome all these attempts...
Some are surprised when they see the popes and bishops of the Church laugh, or reveal some other aspect of human nature, as if faith somehow erases their humanity.  Yet the most important characteristic of popes and bishops is their humanity.  Despite the fact popes and bishops are buried in both...
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the coming of St. Severus [Sāwīris] the Great, the Patriarch of Antioch, to Egypt.  St. Severus the Great came to Egypt in the fifth century AD to strengthen the believers and their churches during a difficult period of persecution by the Emperor Constantine...
On Sunday, the French Coordination for Eastern Christians convened in Paris under the theme: ‘Against Discrimination and Violence of Eastern Christians and other Minorities’. High-level representatives of Islamic and Christian clergy participated in the conference, beside a number of journalists,...
On the occasion of the Holiday Christmas Seasons and New Year, spokesperson of Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, Fr. Hānī Bakhūm, conveyed greetings to all the Egyptian Christian denominations.
Spokesperson of Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, Fr. Hānī Bākhūm, commented on the arrest of a 20-year-old Somali man by the Italian police, suspected of having been a member of the ISIL, or Arabic Dāʿish, and who had threatened to bomb St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
The Latin Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt organizes today a spiritual gathering for the Franciscan friars to celebrate the candlelight processional at the Carmelite Church, Būlāq, Cairo.
In collaboration with the Anglican Diocese of Egypt, the Swedish Institute Alexandria held a round table discussion on “Reforming the religious discourse and its role in improving dialogue, tolerance and coexistence” with a view to tackling the importance of reforming the religious discourse and...
It was again a customary reconciliation session, not the rule of law, that solved the sectarian attack on Christians who had performed their religious rituals last Sunday in the third floor of a church-service premise at the Kom al-Raheb [Kawm al-Rāhib] village, Qūṣiyah, Assiut or Asyut.
Despite their approval by the Parliament, some laws were not properly enforced due either to the non-issuance of their executive regulations or to the unjustifiable disruption of their application by the executive authority. Foremost among these is the Church Building and Restoration Law that was...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
Gamal Mostafa [Jamāl Muṣṭafá], head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Department at the ministry of antiquities, made an inspection visit to the church of Saints Bīshāy and Bīgūl, also known as the Red Monastery.
Targeting Copts on their way back from the St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery last week was not only a cowardly terror attack on innocent people, but also alarm bells signalizing for the hundredth time that the terror operations of the Islamic State -or Dāʿish- are not done on the spur of the...
Dr. ʿAbd al-Ghaffār Shukr (Abdel-Ghaffar Shokr), Vice President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), has held several positions, including vice president of the Center for Arab and African Research in Cairo, and head of the former Socialist Popular Alliance. He is one of the veteran...

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