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Peaceful coexistence with Muslims is being threatened by Salafists receiving funds from abroad
Over the past year, an increasing number of sectarian-related incidents of violence have taken place
Election set for 29 October, final selection on 4 November.
The Coptic Orthodox Church released on Saturday a preliminary list of papal candidates, narrowing it down from 17 candidates to five.
Coptic Constituent Assembly members delay papal selection process.
By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The controversy over the formation of the Constituent Assembly escalated Sunday as the Church announced its withdrawal from the 100-member panel. “The church listened to the Coptic community and proved that it is close to the people in its first major decision after the passing of Pope Shenouda III,” said Hani Ramsis, …
By Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has announced it is withdrawing from talks on a new constitution, saying Islamist domination of the drafting body made its participation “pointless”, Egypt’s state news agency said. The decision late on Sunday followed calls by Egyptian liberals to boycott the constitution drafting committee, which is seen as failing …