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Isḥaq Ibrāhīm, a researcher within the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, said that recent events in al-Buḥayrah are yet another example of the recurring story of church closures creating sectarian tension. In the absence of a license to build a church, the people of the village of Kūm al-...
Several churches affiliated with the Egyptian Orthodox Church in the diaspora have decided to start holding masses again, on the condition that strict rules are put in place to reign in the spread of the coronavirus.
As the activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ entered the 27th day of his hunger strike, his family attempted for the 16th time to bring some basic necessities to him, including a rehydration solution, medicine and vitamins.
The debate over harassment in Egypt has once again flared up after a male student at The American University of Cairo was accused of sexual assault by several young women online.  This debate, however, went beyond this specific instance itself to the phenomenon as a whole, and several parties got...
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Israel-Egypt peace deal, which was pivotal in establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Despite some challenges since, it remains a beacon of hope at a time when peace seems hard to achieve in the region.
Recently, religious institutions have rejected and condemned Charlie Hebdo’s republication of the images insulting the Prophet Muḥammad.  At the same time, there have also been media reports of an extremist burning the Qur’an in Sweden, and French reactions and stances on the issue continue to...
Church leaders in Egypt wished various leaders of the Egyptian government and Islamic institutions a happy Eid al-Fitr [ʿĪd al-Fiṭr] holiday.
Today Metropolitan Tādrus of Port Said and the representative of the diocese of Sydney greeted the priests and the church community on the occasion of the Apostles’ Fast. In a letter to the community Father Tādrus explained that bishop Daniel [Dāniyyāl] will adhere to five rules, made by pope...
Sources from within the Church informed al-Dustūr that the bishop of Sydney, Bishop Daniel [Dāniyyāl], will return to his diocese after eight months of absence. Bishop Dāniyyāl  had come to Egypt in November last year to attend a seminar by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Following...
A number of Coptic intellectuals, members of parliament, and other public figures launched a signature campaign in support of Pope Tawāḍrūs who was attacked on social media. In a common statement, the group of people expressed their support for the Church and the Pope.

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