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Al-Misrīyūn reports, that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II had contacted Dr. Muhammad al-Barād’ī, head of al-Dustūr Party, and Hamdīn Sabbāhī, former Egyptian presidential candidate, in order to “coordinate the stance of the Church with that of the opposition” after the dialogue meeting that...
 in al-Misrīyūn, page 3, a source from the papal headquarters claimed that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II had sent instructions to different Coptic unions and called them to assemble in front of the Presidential Palace. 
Al-Misrīyūn writes that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II urged the priests to convince members of their dioceses not to participate in the upcoming constitution referendum as the draft does not represent all segments of the Egyptian society. At the same time, many Coptic priests urge to participate...
Muhammad al-Zawahrī,  leader of the Salafī Jihadism Movement, announced Sunday (December 2, 2012) that the Movement will boycott the upcoming constitutional referendum. According to al-Zawahrī, the sovereignty is God's alone, while the new constitution places the sovereignty of the state in the...
The Libyan Ambassador to Egypt has said relations between Egypt and Libya will not be affected by the current diplomatic crisis over the imprisoned Copts and demonstrations outside the Libyan Embassy. He also mentioned the ongoing negotiations over the release of some of the detainees. The...
An official source has confirmed that some of the Copts imprisoned for proselytizing in Libya will be freed within hours. Three of the prisoners will be released with a fourth being held until the investigation into his case is finished (Zīyyād Hasan and Sanīyah Mahmūd, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Mar. 27...
Representatives of the family of the missing young woman, members of the security forces, representatives of the church and the Coptic community as well as prominent families from Beni Suef have met to discuss how to resolve the current crisis. It was agreed that the Coptic community would be given...
The father of the missing young woman accused priests of marrying her to a Coptic man and smuggling her out of the country almost a month ago based on information found in her diary. However, Ibrāhīm Hudayb, head of Beni Suef Security Department said that the missing young woman has contacted her...
The Beni Suef branch of the National Council for Human Rights has warned that they fear the ongoing events in Beni Suef are signs of a growing fitnah. They have called on all those involved to try and control the situation and come together to find a prompt solution to the crisis (Mustafá al-Bahār...
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...

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