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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
The mass of the tenth anniversary of the Martyrs of Maspero will be held next Friday, 8th October, at the Church of the Archangel Michael and the Martyrs of Maspero in 6th October city, Giza. 
The Coptic movements concerned with divorce and second marriage hailed the completion of the family draft law for Christians, prepared by Egyptian churches and the government. They considered it a breakthrough in solving problems of thousands of Copts affected by personal status issues, due to the...
Forty-one years have passed since the founding of the youth bishopric in the 1970s.  As Islamist currents of thought became more mainstream in Egyptian society, Pope Shinūda III had become concerned about the future of Christian youth.  For him, the youth bishopric was a way to hand down Coptic...
A number of diaspora Copts in the United States of America, as well as  the Egyptian Society for All Egyptians announced their readiness to receive President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī next week during his visit to New York for meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Coptic Orthodox Church Official Spokesman Būlus Halīm stated that the registration procedures of three new churches in Indonesia are currently underway, bringing the number of Coptic Orthodox churches in there to five. 
For the past 40 years, the church has been Copts’ sole refuge and Pope Shenouda III has been a religious leader and political intellectual thinking for all the congregation that the Christians have come down to only one person, the late patriarch. 
Meanwhile, Nādir al-Sirafī, the official spokesman of the 1938 Copts League, which advocates divorce and remarriage in Christianity, threatened to challenge the unconstitutionality of an article proposed by the church in the constitution that reads “non-Muslims may have recourse to their own...
Several Coptic rights advocates and movements, including the 1938 Copts League, which calls for divorce and re-marriage for Christians, are protesting today (Aug. 17) outside al-Ittihādīyah presidential palace to call for abolishing personal status laws as well as amendments introduced by late...
Meanwhile, several Coptic leaders in Egypt expressed flat rejection against a conference called “No to marginalization and forced displacement” held on Saturday (Aug. 11) by Bishop Abākīr of Coptic Orthodox Church in Scandinavian countries, headquartered in Sweden.  

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