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Grand Imam Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, Shaykh of the Azhar, referredthe request submitted by Dr. Jum’ah to form a committee to prevent the incorrect and controversial fatwás that contradict Islamic principles to the Supreme Board of Islamic Scholars for examination.
Monk Basilius al- Maqqāry, one of the most popular disciples of Fr. Matta al- Miskīn, stated that the alter lottery through which the Pope was selected does not exist in the laws of the Church. [Father Basilius earlier told Cornelis Hulsman of Arab-West Report that he had given an interview to al-...
In response to widespread rumors that the Minya Diocese is playing a role in campaigning for a certain candidate [name not mentioned], it has issued a statement rejecting this.
Counselor Munsif Sulīmān, member of the Holy Synod, denied  the claims in some news reports  that the Presidency has rejected the regulations list for selecting the Coptic Orthodox patriarch.
The European Commission’s delegation to monitor the presidential elections has stated that it shall continue in monitoring the elections after PEC allowed its equipment to enter Egypt.  
Early unofficial poll results of Egyptians abroad have shown that al- Sīsī is succeeding with a landslide. According to the campaign of al- Sīsī, he is winning with more than 85% so far in New Zealand and three electoral districts in Australia. 
Pope Tawadros II has led the mass yesterday in the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria.
A popular carnival to support al- Sisi has started only hours before the mūlid (celebration of a holy person) of Sayyidah Zaynab.
General Muhammad Ibrahīm, Minister of Interior, has assured that the security forces will give a blow to all who attempt to hamper the presidential elections or stop voters from reaching the electoral committees.
The Ministry of Endowments, has issued several decisions to prevent discussion of politics or electoral campaigning in the coming Friday prayers.


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