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During the fourth month of the Coptic calendar Koiak or Kiahk, praises are held in preparation for Eastern Christmas. [Note: The month of Koiak holds a special place in the rite of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is known as the Marian month because the Nativity according to the Coptic calendar ...
Gharīb Abū al-Hassan writes in al-Fath, that the Coptic Church tries “with all her might” to oust the legislative order represented in the elected president Muhammad Mursī. Despite the Church’s approval on most of the Constitution articles, the Church surprised us with its “theatrical” withdrawal...
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
There have been several incidents of Coptic Christian voters, including entire villages with a majority Coptic population, being prevented from voting. A number of observatory organizations and independent NGOs observing the polling station reported that campaigners were orchestrated all around the...
Al-Misrīyūn, on December 14,  comments that in few years, Churches bells will “not be heard anymore” in the United Kingdom, where Christians in big numbers are converting to be Muslims making Islam to be the fastest growing religion in the British state, this trend is expected to continue. 
The three major Coptic Churches have agreed during a meeting on Thursday (December 13), to cast their ballots on the Constitutional plebiscites that will be on Saturdays (December 15 and 22). Pope Tawadros II stated that the Coptic Church is a national Church, nevertheless, will not interfere in...
The papal nominations committee under Bishop Pachomius starts meetings today (October 5) at the Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, where the body of Pope Shenouda III was laid to rest.
Egyptian churches declared on Thursday (December 13) that they would participate in the Constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday (December 15). In a statement from the papal headquarters, the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II declared, that every citizen has the freedom to vote.
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. 
The Holy Synod in a meeting under acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius finalized a program of action for the election of the 118th pope to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, on the chair of Saint Mark the Apostle.
President Muhammad Mursī on Wednesday (November 14) issued a decision withdrawing Egypt’s ambassador to Israel after flagrant Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. [Amānī Mājid, Bāsil Yusrī and Khālid al-Asma’ī, al-Ahrām, Nov. 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Minister of Insurances and Social Affairs Najwá Khalīl revealed that the total grants obtained by NGOs until the end of July hit LE600 million, adding finance for some NGOs, up to LE96 million, was rejected because it clashed with sovereignty and national security.
Al-Marj Criminal Court sentenced Albert Sābir ‘Ayād to three years in prison, commutable by a fine of one thousand Egyptian pound, for contempt of religion, insulting God and the holy prophets and promoting a film depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a negative way on Facebook. 
Pope Benedict XVI chose yesterday, December 12, 2012, to join Twitter. The 85 year old Pope tweeted in English and seven other languages, thanking and blessing his followers. The message was re-tweeted 18,000 times. 
Shaykh ‘Usāmah Qāsim, the Muftī for the Jihād Organization in Egypt, said women must not be a leader of any Islamist party like the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on the grounds that it runs counter to the sharī’ah and teachings of Islam.
Representatives of more than 30 feminist and human rights organizations as well as several parties staged protests outside al-Itihādīyah Palace on Thursday (October 4) with lines along al-Mirghanī street to express rejection against sexual harassment.
During a meeting with the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop for the Horn of Africa; The Most Rev. Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs (Mouneer Hanna Anis), President Bishop of...
In a meeting with Klaus Spreyerman, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegations in Egypt, and Dr ‘Amir al-Zamālī, ICRC Advisor on Islamic World Affairs, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, called on international relief organizations to assist all victims of...
Informed sources in North Sinai said President Mursī’s scheduled visit to the governorate on Friday (October 5) was changed due to deteriorating security conditions in the border city of Rafah.
Secretary of al-Nūr Party for Monufia governorate, Usāmah ‘Abd al-Munsif, confirmed his party’s support for citizenship rights for all citizens, including Egyptian Copts.

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