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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.
Mursī, during his meeting with the Egyptian community in the United States while attending the UN General Assembly meetings in New York, had denied there are sectarian problems in Egypt. 
Sarah’s disappearance sparked a fuss in human rights circles after the Da’wah announced she has converted to Islam and married to 27-year-old Abū Zayd, but later the Salafī movement backtracked on its earlier statements and said it does not know her whereabouts.
 A ‘urfī (informal) conciliatory session in ‘Izbit Marco, held in the presence of the Beni Suef security chief and head of the criminal investigations department, overran Copts’ prayer and freedom of worship rights as the session ended in decisions prohibiting Christians from nearby villages who...
Some Copts are suffering from intimidation and assaults by some ill-mannered Muslims and in the end Christians find themselves victims of fears without any protection by the law or authorities, which brings them to feel alienated and exiled in their own homeland, reads an editorial.
A study conducted by Al-‘Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies has found that while candidate for the presidency ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī has captured the majority of the Coptic vote, his rival Hamdīn Sabahī remains more popular among younger Copts.
Dr. Yusrī al-‘Azbāwī, an expert at Al-‘Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies, said that the armed forces and the Ministry of the Interior must focus not just on security in polling stations, but must have a clear plan to guard points of entry to villages and governorates in Upper Egypt,...
Pope Tawadros stated in an interview that the crisis committee in the Church has finalized assessing the losses of Copts as a result of the destruction of their property and that the Papal Headquarters will send to the dioceses and churches compensations for the damages. The Pope also stated that...
Watanī newspaper has launched an appeal to start a fund for compensating the victims of terrorist attacks. It reported and compiled a list of hundreds of terrorist attacks against Christians since August 14 (Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Sept. 22, p. 4). This article has no link online.
According to an association “Christians of the East are in Danger,” Christians of the East are facing the threat of forceful eviction and church burning. The organization based in Paris started a campaign to denounce the religious cleansing that Christians in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon (Hānī, ...
The Church of the Archbishop Michael in 6th of October City hosted the holy mass in commemoration of the Maspero Massacre and was attended by the families of the victims. Bishop Rafael, the Secretary of the Holy Synod, led the mass. Bishop Rafael stated that they await justice from the Egyptian...

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