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Bishop Bula of Tantā, the official spokesman for the committee overseeing the papal elections, said he had contacts with Minister of Interior Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn on securing the elections, adding the minister will give instructions to deploy some fire engines and ambulances inside the Saint Mark...
Nineteen parties and movements blamed Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl and the Ministry of Interior for the continuous attacks on churches and private property, referring to the attack on a Church-owned land in Shubrā al-Khaymah.
A number of 205 human rights organizations and NGOs launched a campaign against the final draft Constitution.
Bishop Bula, the official spokesman for the papal elections committee, said there is no judicial supervision over the elections scheduled for Monday (October 29), adding the committee will choose six aides from the 2412 voters to help oversee the voting process.
Nājī Mikā’īl, a member of the FJP, said that the party decided to have 30 church leaders on their party lists during the upcoming parliamentary elections.
An Egyptian league comprising Sufi Orders and Copts accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafī movements of trying to spread sedition in Egypt and divide the nation through a Zionist scheme. 
Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”.
The presidency declined to confirm President Muhammad Mursī’s attendance of the ceremony to enthrone Bishop Tawadrus II as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese, scheduled for Sunday (November 18) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah.
Minister Plenipotentiary 'Amr Rushdī, the official spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry, said the ministry has sent letters to all embassies and consulates abroad as well as offices of international organizations in Cairo instructing Egyptian officials and diplomats not to accept any...
Although meant to propagate good, interdependence, noble ethics and right manners, religions have become a reason for clashing. Misunderstanding of the true message of religions has brought everyone to explain each and every development or incident through religious standards.  
Several tribes of Sinai said the interior minister approved arming the local residents there to participate in the protection of their own lands while people of the Mīt Khaqān village, Shibīn al-Kūm town headed to the al-Ismā’īlīyah Hospital to receive the bodies of their relatives culprits of the...
President Muhammad Mursī said no one but Egyptians can shoulder the cares and problems of Copts, adding the enemies of Egyptians are many and they will revel in “our differences” and will never discriminate between Muslims and Christians or a mosque and a church. 
  The Islamist Alliance led by the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) and its political arm, Building and Development Party (BDP), continued preparations for the November 2 mass protests to demand the implementation of the sharī'ah, sacking the public prosecutor and purging the judiciary.
Counselor Tahānī al-Jibālī, Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, warned that the texts relevant to the court in the draft constitution are only a "serious setback posing a threat to the independence of the court" and disclose "attempts to devastate the court from within".
The Nasr City Court of Misdemeanor saw a heated third session of the trial of Ahmad Muhammad Mahmūd, alias Abū Islām, who, along with his son Islām and a journalist called Hānī Yāsīn, is facing charges of disdaining Christianity in public and the tearing and burning of a copy of the Bible during...
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) expressed “grave concern” over the continued disappearance of Sarah Ishaq ‘Abd al-Malik, a 14-year-old Christian girl, and called on the prosecution to bring the child back to her parents who affirmed that the girl is a devout Christian...
A delegation of Shubrā al-Khaymah priests met with Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd on Wednesday (November 7) to ask for the protection of a plot of land owned by the Kai Mina and Abi Sayfayn Church in the area of Mintāī, accusing a group of Salafists of “occupying the land and turning it...
In an attempt to appease the tense atmosphere in the village of Banī Hassan al-Ashrāf, al-Minya governorate, a 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session was held in coordination with security agencies to settle sectarian unrest between two Coptic and Muslim families. [Teresa Kamāl and 'Alā' Sarhān,...
A World Net Daily (WND) report alleging that a ring U.S. President Barack Obama wears on his left hand includes the Islamic and Arabic phrase, “There is no God but Allah,” has been making its way across social media and the blogosphere. The article cites an Obama critic and an Islamic scholar as...
A fact-finding commission, set up by the National Council for Human Rights, embarked on Thursday (October 11) on probing the conditions of Christian families in Rafah after reports some of them were forced to relocate to other areas following threats by outlaw groups.

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