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One is deeply shocked by the flow of reports and statements from the West, especially from human rights organizations concerning accusations of injustice in Egypt, stubbornly provoking the Egyptian people before Egyptian leadership by allegedly claiming that the largest mass revolution in the...
On what concerns the policy of refugees adopted by the U.S., Egypt represents the leading example in tackling the refugee issue, especially for countries that have been affected, and still are, by the crisis of millions of asylum seekers, in particular those of the EU, hence harshly criticized by...
The Moroccan component and its place in the make-up of both rural and urban Egypt is a story which deserves to be told, for it is a subject which has remained unknown for a long time in Egypt. Despite the fact that many remain unaware of the presence of Moroccans in Egypt, this minority has in fact...
On November 18, Egypt inaugurates the restoration of the Cathedral of St. Mark in ‘Abbassiyah. In June this year, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated its golden jubilee since its foundation that was laid down in 1965 by President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣir in 1965 and under the papacy of Pope Kirillus (...
Tuesday, the day after tomorrow, concurs with the Coptic New Year and the Islamic New Year according to the Hijrā calendar. This is the second occasion this year which has brought together both Copts and Muslims of Egypt. Perhaps these things make us aware of the imperativeness of our coexistence...
Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
Two weeks ago, the US State Department held a ministerial conference - the first of its kind - on religious freedom in the world. Two days before the ministerial conference, representatives from 80 countries, as well as clerics and civil society organizations, convened. During the three-day...
On July 29, an unprecedented and heinous murder occurred inside a monastery in Egypt, the St. Makarius the Great Monastery or best known as Deir Anba Maqār in al-Bihīra, when its abbot, Bishop Epiphaniyūs, was found dead killed near his cell. The assassinated Bishop was renowned for his devoutness...
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior launched an expansive security campaign on one of the Upper-Egyptian villages of al-Minyā Governorate south of the country, which led to the arrest of dozens of villagers as a response to attacks targeting Christian families over the past two days. This has...
President of the [Coptic Evangelical] Holy Synod of the Nile, Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd, writes: The media reported last week that the security forces of Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] were able to contain an incident inside the Church of St. Georges the Great Martyr in the village of Zaytūn in Markaz Nāṣir of...
On Monday evening, the National Party of Egypt organized a literature symposium to discuss the newly published book ‘Al-Bābā Wa Al-Mushīr’ (The Pope and the Marshal) written by the journalist Jamāl George. Dr. Rūfāʾīl Būlus, Head of the Egyptian National Party, said that the book serves as a...
The controversy that surrounds the Tunisian President Muhammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī will not cease before Arab mentality changes and continues to deprive the secularity of the state from the right of independent reasoning or ijtihād in religious texts. Whether the Tunisian president succeeds or...
Columnist ʿAmrū al-Zanṭ writes this week: The contrast between the beauty of the landscape and the violence of the speech was vast. A swarm of spotlessly clothed holy men belonging to the Catholic Church in France approached Place St. Michel, the famous square in Paris overlooking the River Seine,...
In Egypt, with every summer season, consulates of European countries or of the USA are overrun by visa applicants. Alas, these foreign diplomatic missions and their consulates treat Egyptians who wish to travel to these countries badly! I am not talking about young men who travel illegally or apply...
In his column this week, the journalist and writer ʿImād al-Dīn Ḥusayn tackles the reformation path of the Coptic Orthodox Church under the ministry of Pope Tawāḍrūs II: The aftermath of Bishop Epiphaniyūs’ murder, the abbot of The Monastery of Saint Makarius in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, many people believe...
In this week’s column, Rev. Fr. Anjilūs Jirjis of the Coptic Orthodox Diocesan Church of Port-Said highlights the history of monasticism and the tragic death of Bishop Ipiphāniyūs inside his monastery In one of the many episodes of the persecution of the Copts, Pope Cosmas II hid in a small village...
In his today’s article columnist Wā’il al-Samarī comments on the rekindled debate on the ḥijāb: We had not yet recovered from the stir aroused after the actress Hāla Shīḥā taking off her ḥijāb‎ when we were once more plunged into a fresh controversy stirred around a rumor that the Cairo University...
In this week’s column, prominent Egyptian lawyer and former judge on a war crimes tribunal, Fuʾād ʿAbd al-Munʿim Riyāḍ, writes: Firstly, two points must be clarified: The first of which is that the freedom of dress is one of the freedoms exercised within the framework of all other rights, provided...
Dr. Rev. Andriyā Zakī, Head of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Egypt and the Evangelical-Coptic Organization CEOSS, thanked the Ministry of Social Solidarity for approving about 80% of the projects submitted by the Organization to the Ministry to resume work in the coming period. He commended the...
After an Egyptian man was killed on Abū Yūsuf beach in Alexandria by an individual who harassed his wife, al-Azhar Sheikhdom released a statement condemning harassment, saying, that “there was no justification for it [harassment] in a country where women are sometimes blamed for being harassed...

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