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Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...
Clashes occurred yesterday between two families, one Muslim and one Coptic, in the village of Malawi in the Minya governate.
Despite the absence of a legal text criminalizing the construction of churches over the past decades, many houses of worships for Egyptian Christians were built without license, leading eventually to occasional emergence of sectarian strife manifested in the form of attacks on places where...
After the outside world had renounced them, Egypt’s leprosy patients chose to live in their colony, in order to escape strange looks and social stigma. Although cured from their disease that was long thought of being contagious, former leprosy patients visit regularly the 12-feddan site surrounded...
After the death of Metropolitan of the dioceses of Kafr al-Shaykh and Damietta, Bishop Bīshūy, rumors spread that his deputy is to preside over the St. Damiana [Dimiyānā] convent of which the late bishop was the president. The monastery of the martyr St. Damiana [Dimiyānā] in the south of Damietta...
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...

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