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Counselor Jamīl Halīm has stated that the article pertaining to the Council of Churches has been referred to the Formulation Subcommittee of the Constituent Assembly after the Basic Principles Subcommittee has agreed upon its main ideas (Author not mentioned, Watanī, Oct 20, p. 6). This article has...
Watanī newspaper reports on the kidnapping of Copts and requesting ransom in Upper Egypt and North Sinai. 10 Copts have died and 10 others have been kidnapped due to their refusal to pay extortions. It stated that the thugs of Asyut, Minya, Nag’ Hamādī, and Suhag are now using Copts as a way of...
Priest Rizkallah Judah, the caretaker of the Archangel Michael and Bishop Antonius Church in Diābiyah, Wastā District in Beni Suef, has called upon officials in the governorate to implement Presidential Decree 156/2008 about renovating and maintaining churches. He pointed out that that a few clerks...
The Misdemeanor Appellate Court in Nasser, Beni Suef, has ruled to extend the arrest of Zakī Tawfiq Andrawes and his family (his son Abram, his wife Suād Ikhnūn, and his cousin Peter). They are accused of forcefully abducting Ranā Hāttim, stealing her money, and forcing her to convert to...
The Egyptian churches reiterated rejection of the draft constitution voted in the absence of representatives of civil parties and movements as well as the church, adding the churches’ position emanated from public will and coordination with all groups in the face of a hastily-written constitution.
The Egyptian churches reiterated rejection of the draft constitution voted in the absence of representatives of civil parties and movements as well as the church, adding the churches’ position emanated from public will and coordination with all groups in the face of a hastily-written constitution.
With the outbreak of the January 25 revolution and the collapse of an empire of security, it is simply expected to correct all the wrong practices as far as construction of service facilities belonging to churches is concerned.
Copts in the village of Abū Shūshah, Abū Tisht township, Qena governorate, appealed to Governor ‘Ādil Labīb and Interior Minister Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn to sanction the resumption of works to refurbish the Anba Antonius Church by virtue of relevant official liceses dated January 8, 2012.
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius, commenting on a recent official census of Coptic population in Egypt by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), said the statements were “ill-calculated, ill-timed and inaccurate”.     
North Sinai Governor Major General ‘Abd al-Fattāh Harhūr, after a tense meeting with the Copts in the border governorate, refused to allow them to leave the city under the pretext that there should be no succumbing to the terrorists.

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