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On Wednesday, Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, governor of Suhāj, received Bruno Musarò, the Vatican’s Nuncio to Egypt, together with the Coptic Catholic Archbishop, Anba Yūsuf Abu al-Khayr, including a delegation of priests of the Catholic Church of Suhāj. The Nuncio conveyed Pope Francis’ greetings to the...
Judicial sources said that a Misdemeanors Court in the Governorate of Giza sentenced 15 Muslims to a one-year suspended imprisonment for having assaulted a house where Christians were praying last December.
Rānyā Khalīl Ibrāhīm, the heroine of yet another sectarian trouble sparked recently in Mīt Bashār village, Minyā al-Qamh town, al-Sharqia governorate, said that she was not kidnapped and that she left her father’s home with her own free will.
Elections of the executive committee for the general council of Apostolic Churches nationwide were finalized at the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) office in Itsā, al-Minya governorate, as Dr. Samīr Sādiq, pastor of the Apostolic Church in al-Tir’ah al-Būlāqīyah and...
The parliamentary delegation as well as some MPs from Alexandria denied that what happened to the Copts in ‘Āmrīyah should be called "displacement". The delegation stressed the rule of law and justice and expressed respect for all endeavors by citizens to reach a conciliatory deal and end the...
Coptic leaders and church sources welcomed the decisions by the People’s Assembly human rights committee and the ‘urfī (informal) conciliatory panel to have Coptic families forced out of their homes in Sharbāt village, al-‘Āmrīyah, return to their homes.  
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Head of the Nahdat al-Qadāsah church in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Assiut, lodged a complaint against a deacon for seizing a building that was set up through donations, affiliated to the church over the area of 500 meters, after his ordainment as priest was rejected. 
Eight Bedouins residing in the area of King Maryūt, Burj al-'Arab, stormed a building belonging to the Coptic Evangelical church, just one kilometer away from the rest-house of former President Husnī Mubārak, and smashed the fences that are about three meters high.  
Sa'd al-Husaynī, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (JFP) executive office, said the era of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) is dead for good and will never come back to life, asserting that there is no anti-Copt position by the Brotherhood. Husaynī, during...
Michael Meunier, the leader of al-Haya Party, said he would return from the Netherlands to Cairo soon after he was summoned to appear before the prosecution for investigation on charges of involvement in the October 9 incidents outside the state Radio & TV building in Maspero area. Meunier, in...
Meanwhile, Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Dr. Muhammad 'Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī appealed to preachers and clerics to shoulder their responsibilities and work on bringing the sectarian fitnah to a halt. Mustafá Salāh, the prosecutor of Minyā al-Qamh, ordered placement of 15-year-old Rānyā...
The parliamentary delegation that comprises members of the People's Assembly human rights committee, activists and representatives of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) prevented all journalists and media people from attending the 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session in the area of Burj al-'Arab on...
A group of Coptic movements, which groups Christian and Muslim activists, protested outside parliament to condemn the forced displacement of Christian families from al-'Āmrīyah and acts of violence in the village of Mīt Bashār in al-Sharqia governorate. "The Coptic Coalition Movement and other...
A Muslim family hosted the family of Coptic local resident Abū Sulaymān that was forced to leave their homes in the sectarian incidents in the north Egyptian Mediterranean city. "These families are our brethren. Not only we're hosting them in our homes but we are also hosting them in our hearts," a...
Youths from the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party and al-Da'wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) group rejected the expulsion of Christians from al-'Āmrīyah, according to al-Nūr's official spokesman Nādir Bakkār. "The Salafīs have defended the Christians, protected them from local residents' wrath and...
A parliament's fact-finding commission investigating the sectarian fitnah in al-'Āmrīyah, western Alexandria, sparked by a reportedly illegitimate affair between a Christian young man and a Muslim woman, concluded its activities on Wednesday (February 16) by obtaining an agreement on the return of...
Meanwhile, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb on Wednesday (February 15) launched an international initiative to break the siege imposed on al-Quds (Jerusalem) in the presence of Palestinian Muftī Shaykh Muhammad Husayn, representatives from the Patriarchate of Antioch and Ambassador...

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