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  Dozens of Salafists and members of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) staged on Sunday (October 28) mass protests against ‘Id al-Adhá celebrations held on a main road overlooking the River Nile in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Menya, where more than 2,000 Muslim and Christian...
The Cardinal Kung Foundation gave its 2012 award to the name of late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III in appreciation of his efforts during the past 40 years to enhance fair peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Copts.
Clashes between Muslims and Copts erupted in the area of ‘Izbit Marco, al-Fashn town in Beni Suef governorate broke out after Christians from neighboring cities entered a church there for prayers.
All Copts of Egypt will most probably come together on a key demand for the new pope, which is to avoid getting the church involved in politics and to clearly separate between religion and political activism by concentrating on the church’s spiritual role.
The papal elections will be held today (October 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as 2412 voters will cast their ballots in eight boxes. The voting process will end at 05:00 pm, after which counting will start immediately before announcing the names of three of...
The Salafī Front, in a statement on Sunday (October 28), refused to send a Coptic girl, who disappeared since late last month and has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Muslim young man, back to her family in Mersa Matrouh. [Mustafá Rahūmah, Sa’īd Hijāzī and Muhammad Bakhāt, al-Watan, Oct...
Copts in the village of Abū Shūshah, Abū Tisht township, Qena governorate, appealed to Governor ‘Ādil Labīb and Interior Minister Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn to sanction the resumption of works to refurbish the Anba Antonius Church by virtue of relevant official liceses dated January 8, 2012.
A prominent bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod revealed that the 1957 statute on the election of patriarch will be amended, noting the candidates for the papal chair of Saint Mark are expected to sign a paper pledging to enforce the amendments in case they won the voting.
All three heavenly faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – agree that the Prophet Abraham is their father and all agree that Abraham’s faith was tested to the utmost level when was ordered to slay his own son.
Subhī Sālih, a member of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said the second draft constitution will be finalized within three weeks.
Monday (October 29) will be the day long awaited by Copts – eight months – to elect a successor for Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, to sit on the chair of Saint Mark, one of the apostles of Jesus, and who preached the Gospel in Egypt.
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a legal memorandum to the Administrative Court exhorting it to turn down all lawsuits against his appointment and cancellation of the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, Oct. 28, p. 3] Read text in...
Coptic activists, led by Abrām Lewis, the founder of the Association of Victims of Abductions and Enforced Disappearances (AVAED), and lawyer Girgis Bibāwī, on Sunday (September 30) lodged a report with the public prosecutor to re-activate the advice sessions for Christians prior to conversion to...
Bishop Yūhannā Qultah, the deputy patriarch of the Coptic Catholics, said that Egypt can never be divided geographically, religiously or politically, adding Egypt has always been a coherent stable nation.  
Many question marks have been surrounding the five the candidates to succeed Pope Shenouda III as patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church in light of talk inside the church on the need to have a pope would not venture into politics.
The Vatican’s news agency Fides said the first Egyptian Catholic TV station will be launched in 2013 under the name al-Salām (Peace) to be the voice of a Coptic Catholic community living in a large country ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb expressed support the top post in the Sunni establishment to be through elections from among the senior scholars board, adding he has been one of the earlier figures who called for brining the grand shaykh through elections. 
The Azhar settled differences about remarks on some phrases in the citizenship rights textbook for the 2nd grade of the secondary stage of education, asserting that the textbooks do not have anything that violates Islam or the sharī’ah. 
In his address before the imāms and preachers on Thursday (October 25), President Mursī said the Ummah (Nation) will never rise without a conviction, as if the Egyptian society has never known convictions and faiths before the Muslim Brotherhood made their way to power.


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