Coptic leaders call for uniting Christians under one political party

Emad Khalil 29/01/2012 Participants in a conference of Coptic leaders on Sunday called for uniting Coptic Christians under one political party, and requested that the pope investigate bishops who allegedly urged Coptic voters to vote for the Egyptian Bloc in the parliamentary elections, thereby “dispersing their votes,” as they put it. They also rejected the appointment of ...

Pope’s secretary: Church did not detain Kamilia Shehata

Farouk el-Desouki 12/05/2011 Pope Shenouda’s secretary, Bishop Armia, said on Thursday that the Coptic Church had nothing to do with the disappearance of Kamilia Shehata, the Coptic woman who certain Islamic groups claimed was behing held against her will inside a church. According to allegations by Islamists, Shehata was held inside a church after she left her ...

Lawyer of alleged Muslim convert says she’s proud to be Christian

05/05/2011 A lawyer representing Kamilia Shehata, the wife of a Coptic priest rumored to be detained by the church for converting to Islam, said his client is proud to be a Christian. Lawyer Naguib Gabriel, chariman of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organizations (EUHRO), who is also the legal advisor for Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, said ...