Coptic Church renews calls to investigate Alexandria Church Bombing

28/08/2011 Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria renewed demands Saturday for authorities to reveal who planned the bombing of the Two Saints Church that left 23 Copts dead on 1 January. Nader Morcos of the Coptic Ecclesiastical Council in Alexandria criticized the slow pace of the investigation and lack of steps taken to compensate the families ...

EGYPT: Draft laws for Mosques and Churches face Criticism

22/6/2011 Although new laws regulating the construction of houses of worship have been sought by politicians and human rights advocates long before the Jan. 25 revolution, there has been little progress toward passing such regulations. A draft law proposes that building permit applications for houses of worship should go through the public engineering office in the governorate ...

Copts urge licensing a Church

The Egyptian Gazette 24/5/2011 A Coptic bishop called on authorities to expedite procedures to issue a licence for a controversial church in eastern Cairo after reconciliation efforts between Muslims and Christians in the area hit a deadlock. "More than 2,000 Coptic families in Ain Shams are waiting for a licence for the church to hold their prayers after ...

Investigations continue in Imbaba’s Sectarian Violence

10/5/2011 Ahram Online Investigations into the sectarian violence that occurred in Imababa, Giza, last Saturday continue, with suspects being referred to the National Security Emergency High Court Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has decided that all suspects in the violent incidents that occured in Imbaba, Giza, last Saturday will be investigated before the National Security Emergency High Court ...