Peter Ramses, lawyer and adviser for Copts 38 Association, sent a letter to Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St Mark See, asking him to allow representatives of the association to attend the discussions of the new personal status law.
Minya Misdemeanor Court considers the appeal of Christian convert Mohammed Hijazi, known as Bishoy, on November 24.
Peter Ramses, Coptic lawyer and adviser to the Association of Copts 38, demanded the government to legalize adoption for the Copts.
Anba Paula, Bishop of Tanta and Chairman of the clerical Board, said that the draft of the new Personal Status Law is good and should solve many problems.
Dr. Awad Shafik, Professor of International Law, invited the Egyptian government to recognize UAE list of terrorist organizations.
Young Christian movement rejected in a statement yesterday the new personal law as it violates Christian teachings, as the only accepted reason for divorce in Christianity is death of a spouse or conversion from one religion to another.
Ramses Nagar, lawyer of the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that the draft of personal status law, sent by the Ministry of transitional justice today to churches in order to show the notes on, will serve as a lifeline for divorced Copts.
Father Hani Bakhoum, secretary of Anba Abraham Isaac, the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics, said that the Patriarch has formed a committee to study the draft of Personal Status law.
Dr. Naguib Gabriel, head of the Egyptian Federation for Human Rights, denounced the Declaration of Salafis that their electoral lists will include Copts. He added that they are hypocrite fanatics who claim they obey the law, and yet encourage the youth to carry weapons and participate in the so-called Islamic revolution on November 28!
An Egyptian delegation, includes Coptic and Muslims thinkers, has traveled to Istanbul to attend the International Conference for Interfaith Dialogue.
Dr. Awad Shafik, Professor of International Law, said that the fundamental problem in Egypt is that the state doesn’t want to abandon her religious-back powers.
Father Timothy Shaker, priest of St. Mina Church in Port Said, said that the two homemade bombs were planted near the church, but caused no injuries or losses of life or property.
The delegation of bishops sent by Pope Tawadros to solve problem of Wadi Rayan monastery.
Fadia Abdel-Sayed, whose family was displaced from Rafah to Assiut, said that she lived with her family in Rafah for 23 years in peace. Yet, the terrorists threatened them and they had to leave their homes and city.
Father Michael Anton, priest of St. George Church in Arish, Sinai, said that before the revolution of January 25 everything was ok, but it was turned upside-down right after the revolution, and the Copts were displaced from Sheikh Zuwaid.
Catholic Nuns’ School in Fayoum issued a statement today after a bomb was detonated next to it.
Abba Abram, bishop of Fayoum, said that the state promised to protect facilities of St. Macarius monastery in Wadi Rayan, and that the new road project will not affect the life in the monastery.
Cairo Evangelist Synod held meeting to investigate announcements of Dr. Rev. Sameh Maurice concerning “the gifts of the Holy spirit" that he had said.
The kidnapped Coptic child Kyrolos Ebid was released yesterday after his family paid 50.000 EGP ransom.
The family negotiated the ransom with the kidnappers and paid the money as police were not able to save the child.
The thugs imposing royalties in Shamia village, Sahel Salim, Assiut, have broken into New Testament elementary school with firearms before they kidnap Kyrolos Ebid Shenouda.
Father Michael Anton, Priest of St. Goeroge Church in Arish, said that Magdy Tanius, the Coptic man wounded at Arish explosion 3 months ago, has passed away yesterday at hospital in Cairo.