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The Military Police forces guarded the cathedral fences and all gates out of concerns the violence could move closer to its surroundings. Some thugs tried to enter the cathedral on Wednesday morning, making it hard for many bishops to enter after it has closed all its gates. [‘Imān Ibrāhīm and...
Church sources said 13 metropolitans and bishops and four monks obtained recommendations for running in the elections to choose a new patriarch of the papal chair in succession of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Jumhūrīyah, May 3, p. 3] Read text in Arabic [Reviewer’s...
Presidential candidate Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā said that his project focuses on the preservation of Arab Muslim identity, adding Christians are partners in the nation who enjoy all rights and committed to all duties. “The only posts denied to Copts are the grand shaykh of the Azhar and the minister...
“The nation is now like a ship boarding all. If it sinks, all will drown and if it sails through, all will survive,” said Hassān in a meeting with the Azhar students on Tuesday (April 17), urging followers of MB member Khayrat al-Shātir and Salafist Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl, both were disqualified...
The Egyptian Cultural Forum on Sunday (April 29) is holding a commemorative event on Pope Shenouda under the auspices of Dr. ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Hijāzī, the former prime minister, and Ambassador Ahmad al-Ghamrāwī in association with the Egyptian League for Muslims and Copts. [Muhammad al-Manādīlī, al-...
The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya under ‘Ādil Ramzī held a commemorative ceremony in tribute to Pope Shenouda on the anniversary of the 40th day of his death. The ceremony was attended by representatives of Muslim and Christian civil society...
Mark Nabīl, 20, the brother of blogger and political activist Michael Nabīl, objected to questioning by passports officials at Cairo Airport regarding his compulsory conscription status and whether he carried license by the armed forces to leave the country. Mark said that he was a “public figure...
Meanwhile, a military court on Thursday (April 26) adjourned the case of the October 9, 2011 incidents outside the state radio & TV building in the Cairo area of Maspero, which left dozens killed or wounded, to the next Thursday (May 3) session to hear witnesses for the defense upon the request...
Dr. Ahmad Kamāl Abū al-Majd, Vice-President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), expressed his deep sorrow for the departure of his "friend”, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III. Abū al-Majd offered his condolences to the members of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, and said that Pope...
Ambassador Mujtaba Amani, who heads the Iranian affairs mission in Cairo, offered his condolences to Bishop Pachomius for Pope Shenouda’s death, expressing the will to continue the religious dialogue with the Coptic Church. [Author not mentioned, al-Jumhūrīyyah, March 23, 2012, p. 2] Read the...

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