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Coptic researcher Michael Aziz [Māykil ʿAzīz] sent a letter to Pope Tawāḍrūs II about the opening of a church in the name of Pope Shinūda III in 15th of May City in al-Zarāyib area, an act that is in violation of Coptic Orthodox Church rite, rules, and traditions.  
Lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī filed a complaint against an Egyptian female student in the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University, calling for an investigation into her.   
Since the arrival of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, human life has completely changed.  Every place of gathering whether for worship or entertainment has been closed to people.  However, this is not the first time in human history that mosques have been closed. 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II called on his followers everywhere to plan on participating in prayers during the holiday season through their screens in order for the oneness of heart and soul to be firmly rooted within all of them.  He also called on them to pray for Egypt and the president. 
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
In what was considered a new, painful strike against freedom of the press and the Egyptian left and civil resistance, the Egyptian authorities blocked “Darb”; a news website owned by the opposition Socialist Popular Alliance Party after roughly a month since its start.  Users of the website were...
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt praised the efforts of the National Council for Women for guaranteeing the adoption of a gender perspective in Egypt’s plan to fight COVID-19.  This gender perspective is clear from the first policy paper...
Bishop Bākhūm, the official spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Egypt, announced decisions made by the Catholic Synod to suspend Holy Week and Easter Day liturgies and limit these liturgies to church priests and deacons only.  Liturgies, however, will be broadcasted online for the rest of the...
The Egyptian Cabinet's committee charged with looking into the status of unlicensed churches to grant them legality has approved on 2 April 2020 the legalization of a new batch of houses of worship.
The Ministry of Interior in a statement announced the killing of seven terrorists during a police raid in the al-Amīrriyya neighborhood of Cairo on Tuesday evening.  The statement added that an officer in the National Security Division was killed, and three other security officers were injured in...

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