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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...
“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...
In Rose al-Yūsuf, Wafā’ Shi’īrah wrote, “it appears that Pope Tawadros is dissenting from the way of the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III by granting divorce and remarriage to a Christian woman without the knowledge of her husband” (Wafā’ Shi’īrah, Rose al-Yūsuf, Jan. 20, p. 1). Read original...
The spokesman of the Construction and Development Party Hishām al-Najjār addressed the Coptic Church, warning the Church of any political alliance with Egyptian Shi'ites or with the Shi'ite government of Iran. According to al-Najjār, the Church tries to compensate its "political" failure with the...
The following is the full text of the interview with 'Imād 'Abd al-Ghafūr, Leader of al-Watan Party (under establishment), former leader of the Salafī al-Nūr Party and Vice-President for social networking:   Q:  What is al-Watan Party? And how do you coordinate with Hāzim Abū Ismā'īl in the so-...
A delegation from al-Azhar – including Doctor Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, Secretary-General of al-Azhar’s Academy for Islamic Research, and Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ʿAbbās, President of the Department for al-Azhar’s Institutes – are preparing for their imminent visit to the Sultanate of Oman. During the visit they...
Col. Yāsir Jum'ah, a communications police officer at the Cairo Security Department, has grown a beard and was summoned and rebuked by his seniors, according to the Facebook surfers.   
President Muḥammad Mursī sent a telegram to Pope Tawāḍrūs II congratulating him on Christmas, as the Pope conducteded the Holy Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbasiya, which was held yesterday evening. President Mursī delegated Muḥammad Rifāʿa al-Tahtāwī to the Mass.
The Administrative Judiciary Court is reviewing today (January 1) the case of dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood Group and expelling the Muftī of the Republic.
In Alexandria, the Coptic Orthodox Milī (Lay) Council, accused the security apparatuses of negligence in solving the mystery of the disappearance of three Christian young women.
Pope Tawadros had sent 32 priests to Coptic Orthodox Churches in other countries to assist in the Christmas mass. The Orthodox Pope welcomed the new year with his Tweet: “Blessed is the one who is always cautious, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into evil (quoting the book of Proverbs in...
The Administrative Court witnessed yesterday, January 1 the withdrawal of a lawsuit filed by a Coptic citizen against the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Pachomius, the acting Patriarch, and Father Yūhannā ‘Atá of Mār Jirjis Church (Saint George Church). The plaintiff claimed damages after the Church had...
A diplomatic source confirmed to Rose al-Yūsuf magazine, that the Israeli Embassy in Egypt has been informed that no tourist visas will be issued to Jews who intend to enter the country to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to Rabbi Abu Hasira, the Jewish rabbi, whose tomb is located in the village of...

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