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Church withdraws from Constituent Assembly, SCAF asked to step in

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, …

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Copts abandon constitution talks

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 …

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