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President of the Republic Adly Mansūr, has stated that transitional justice has become a possibility in the country, after its rule for forty years by a regime based on personal ambition. 
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,...
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār, Minister of Endowments, has stated that a call to promote jihād in Egypt by Dr. ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Birr, a prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was a breach of faith that merited legal action.
With the endorsement of the Grand Imām Ahmad al-Tayyib Shaykh of the Azhar, a new branch of ‘Bayt al-‘Ailah (a body related to the Azhar comprised of Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars), was inaugurated in the governorate of Sohag by several officials, among them Dr. ‘Abbās Shūmān, Deputy of...
A source described Bishop Jeremiah, who was the secretary of previous Pope Shenouda III, and is President of the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center, as the ‘Bishop of the Muslim Brotherhood’, and as a man eager to establish connections with those in power, with figures such as former presidential...
The political role and astuteness of Father Bola, Bishop of Tanta, has been analyzed, as Pope Tawadros II insisted that he represent the Church at the Constituent Assembly (aslo known as the Committee of 50) to draft the new constitution.
The neutrality of Christian television channels has been questioned, as they had a great influence on the votes of Copts during the last presidential elections. Īhāb Sabahī, presenter of the show Fī al-Nūr on the CTVchannel , hosted every candidate except Muhammad Mursī, justifying this exclusion...
A source has claimed that the Committee for Citizenship is a machine to gather votes and to persuade Copts to support a particular political group or figure. Men of the church claimed it merely encouraged Copts to engage politically, without suggesting any affiliation. 
The three main influences on public opinion among Copts, the Committee for Citizenship, bishops, and Christian television channels, have been described has ‘three weapons used by the Egyptian Church to gather its people’s votes’.
Salafi preacher, Walīd Isma’il, coordinator of the Coalition of Defense of the Companions and Family of Prophet, has revealed that a new husayniah (Shi’ite mosque) is being constructed [Salafis are strongly opposed to Shi’ites].
Police forces have arrested ‘Iffat Rādī, a jewelry shop owner, who fired from him own gun in the Monastery of Saint Badaba in Nag’ Hamādī in Qena. 
Salib Girgis Habīb, a Copt, a shop owner in ‘AllāmVillage, in Khusūs, Qalyubia, died yesterday, after two unknown assailants fired at him. They blocked the road ahead of him with motorcycles and opened fire at him, leading to his immediate death. Security forces arrived to the area to try to reveal...
A church source stated that the Coptic Orthodox Church has invited Adly Mansūr, Interim President, and Eng. Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, to attend Saturday’s mass in St. Mark’s Cathedral. The source stated that the political and public figures that requested invitations to attend the mass have...
Pope Tawadros has retuned from St. Bishoy Monastery to St Mark’s Cathedral to head the Saturday mass. He will hold the Friday prayers in the Cathedral. Security sources have stated that the Pope is targeted by some terrorist cells. 
Despite announcements from the government that it would organize outdoor spaces for ‘Īd (Eid) prayers, and would not permit others organized by the people, the Salafi Call organized prayers in 40 squares in Alexandria as well as 7 in Marsá Matrūh.
In a move viewed as a withdrawal of its support of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyyah has called on all groups to review their stances and engage in a comprehensive dialogue in order to ‘realize the goals of the revolution and shape the future of our homeland’. 
There has been a renewal of the battle between Salafis and intellectuals concerning the concept of ‘adhāb al-qabr (torment inflicted by God on unbelievers in their tombs from death until the Day of Judgment), after TV presenter Ibrāhīm ‘Īssá denied its existence, supporting his view with a video of...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...

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