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Presidency, Church prepare joint Ethiopia trip to discuss controversial dam

Egypt's presidency and the Coptic Orthodox Church are coordinating for a joint trip to Ethiopia by President Mohamed Morsy and...

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Top Muslim sheikhs offer condolences for pope

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb and Mohamed Badie, supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Wednesday visited the Coptic Orthodox...

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Coptic figures to discuss representation in constituent assembly

Fifty Coptic figures will convene Tuesday to discuss Coptic representation in the constituent assembly that will write the new constitution,...

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Coptic groups not on board with Brotherhood meeting

While Christian churches in Egypt endorsed an Anglican initiative to meet with Muslim Brotherhood leaders Tuesday, various Coptic groups continued...

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Copts request representation in constituent assembly

Coptic activists have requested representation in the constituent assembly that will draft the new constitution that is commensurate with their...

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Conflicting reports about Pope Shenouda's health

Conflicting reports have surfaced regarding the health of Pope Shenouda III, who is 89 years old. Some Church sources say...

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Coptic leaders call for uniting Christians under one political party

Participants in a conference of Coptic leaders on Sunday called for uniting Coptic Christians under one political party, and requested...

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Church leaders at odds over planned 25 January demonstrations

Religious figures from different Egyptian Christian sects have taken opposing stances on the involvement of Copts in the planned protests...

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Churches welcome reassurances from Brotherhood

The three Christian denominations of Egypt have welcomed recent statements of Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mohamed Badie, in which he...

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Church: 70% of Copts voted during first phase of elections

Christians do not fear the rise of Islamists in Egypt — what scares them instead are electoral tactics that go...

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Church not directing Copts to vote for certain candidates, says bishop

The Coptic Orthodox Church said Saturday it is not specifying a list of candidates for Coptic adherents to vote for...

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Coptic movements demand national salvation government

Coptic movements on Sunday condemned security forces' violent attempt to disperse a sit-in organized by unarmed protesters and victims of...

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Shenouda celebrates 40th year as Coptic pope

Pope Shenouda III celebrated Monday the 40th anniversary of his ordination as pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Nearly 5000...

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Coptic pope cancels ordainment anniversary over Maspero violence

The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, has decided to cancel celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of...

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