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The director of the documentary film ‘The Nazi Brotherhood’, Jīhān Yiḥyā, said, that the film is the most powerful presented in Arabic language in terms of its success in evidencing the secret relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood Organization (MBO) and the Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler, which...
Officials of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt said in a press conference on Monday (November 19) said that there was no justification for the withdrawal of the churches and civil powers.
Many Copts hailed the acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius who fairly and adeptly ran the church’s affairs during a transitional period that followed the death of Pope Shenouda III earlier this year.
Many question marks have been surrounding the five the candidates to succeed Pope Shenouda III as patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church in light of talk inside the church on the need to have a pope would not venture into politics.
Rose al-Yūsuf has published an interview with Midhat Qilādah, president of the Union of Coptic Organisations in Europe, who will hold a meeting with representatives of the European Union to present the conditions for Copts in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī. In the interview Qilādah claims...
An unidentified author in Rose al-Yūsuf magazine denies that Islam permits the punishment of those who revert from Islam. After citing examples from the Qur'ān and Hadīth, the writer goes on to say: “those who espouse radical religious ideas deny the role of reason because they wish to impose their...
Meanwhile, 'Ādil 'Afīfī, the leader of the salafī al-Asālah (Authenticity) Party, said that the presence of a Coptic vice president in the presidential team "divides the society on sectarian basis," adding salafists refuse this. He added that if Article II of the constitution did not contain the...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah said that the protection of Christian minority is a religious duty that must be shouldered by the Muslim majority, urging quick, fair and deterring trials against the perpetrators involved in the Dahshūr incidents. Commenting on rumors about the construction of...
Bishop Pachomius, after settling on a final list of candidates for the Saint Mark chair, will produce some documentaries so the church may acquaint the Coptic voters with the candidates. The documentaries will include the candidates’ CVs and most prominent milestones in their service of the Coptic...
The governorates of al-Beheira and al-Minya saw a tense situation develop between Muslims and Copts after more than 3,000 Muslims demolished a Copt’s house in al-Shaykh Qāsim village in the district of Abū al-Matāmīr, al-Beheira. This happened after the Muslim evening prayer on August 24 after a...
A meeting of the General Coptic Organization Authority (CGA) (that was held few days ago in one of Cairo’s hotels) was harshly interrupted by Coptic activists. According to Hanī Ramsīs, coordinator of Maspero Coptic Youth Union (MCYU), CGA members do not represent the issue of Christians since they...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II received yesterday, January 13, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy of Belgium.  Mr. van Rompuy’s two-day visit to Egypt includes meetings with President Muhammad Mursī and the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb. A church source...
Rose al-Yūsuf reports on the same news under the title, “President Mursī defies the Salafist fatwá and congratulates Egyptian Christians on Christmas” (Mīrā Mamdūh, Rose al-Yūsuf, Jan.7, p. 1). Read original text in Arabic.
Pope Tawadros II called on all Coptic Christians to attend mass this Christmas, stressing that the anniversary of the attacks against Copts on this holiday should not prevent Copts from expressing joy during the festive season. Due to Egypt’s political turmoil and the recent approval of the country...
British political writer and professor of European studies at Oxford Timothy Garton Ash criticized the paper issued by the Azhar on the future of Egypt, saying that the document is ignoring the religions of half inhabitants of the globe, like Hinduism, Buddhism and Scientology. [Wafā' Shi'īrah, ...
A prominent security source revealed that the national security agency will establish a new department to watch Muslim and Christian religious leaders and their activities and funding in addition to web sites and newspapers. The step aims to spot any hard-line approaches or calls for violence or...
“This compromise would settle the differences between the camp that seeks changing the Egyptian nation’s Islamic identity by just stopping at sheer general principles and the camp that seeks including the rulings of the Sharī’ah into the constitution,” said ‘Isām Dirbālah said in statements. “The...
Amidst a deafening media commotion on the unprecedented influx by Egyptian Orthodox Christians into the holy sites in occupied Jerusalem and Bethlehem, two viewpoints have emerged. One camp says those visits amount to be normalization with the Israelis and that they break the barriers of an...
During the first weekly sermon, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II called for an end to violence and prayed for peace and stability in Egypt. Additionally, Pope Tawadros II explained he would meet the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar the following day (Sunday, February 3, 2013) in order to sign the document...
Bank officials denounced claims that accuse Egyptian Christians of withdrawing their deposit funds from Egyptian banks in an alleged attempt to destabilize the state. Former governor of Egypt’s Central Bank and director of Misr-Iran Bank Ismā’īl Hasan said that such claims against Christians are...

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