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The Maspero Youths Union criticized the limited representation of Copts in the constitutional assembly, saying that the number given to all three Egyptian churches – four – does not represent the real size of Copts in Egypt. [Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, June 12, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
Kees, Cornelis Hulsman, a prominent Dutch reporter who has been covering Egypt's news, especially those related to the Egyptian Coptic community since 1976. Hulsman is seen in the Netherlands as one of the one of the reference figures and experts in the Egyptian affairs. Hulsman is invited to...
The U.S. Pew Research Center said that the actual population of Copts in Egypt is 4.3 million, including 140,000 Catholics and 250,000 Protestants. [Mustafá Rahūmah and Māhir Hindāwī, al-Watan, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
Under the title Documented, Accurate Figure – Census of Copts is 18.565.484 million, Mājid 'Attīyah writes in a column in Watanī newspaper of January 15 that Dr. Tharwat Basīlī has said he has a documented, accurate figure of the Coptic population in Egypt and that he challenges anyone who would...
Copts are making about 5% of an Egyptian population of 81 million, which is growing by 4500 souls daily, said Abū Bakr al-Jindī, the president of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS works in accordance with the rules of the global statistics community and...
On November 28, the first round of the elections for Egypt's parliament (the People's Assembly or Majlis Al-Sha'b), start in Egypt. The Egyptian parliament will consist of 498 members. Of these, a third of the seats (166 members) are elected by absolute majority vote in their own electoral...
In this interview with General Abu Bakr al-Saddīq al-Jindī , the head of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), he explains that the Maspero events were shocking to all parties involved: the Supreme Military Council, the government and the Egyptian people. He commented...
Dr. Fatmah Sayīd Ahmad began the interview with Major General Abū Bakr al-Jindī, President of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), by asking that all the statistics that were prohibited former regime, related to the census of Christians and Nubians in Egypt, be made...
The number of divorces in Egypt is on the rise according to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) study reported in the Egyptian opposition daily Al Wafd. While there were 67,000 divorce cases filed in 1990, by 1997 that number had jumped to 71,000. Last year the number...
The discussion on the opinion poll conducted by the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies continued. Ezz eddin described as "dynamite" questions relating to religion and the relationship between Muslims and Copts.
During the European –Arab Conference, “The Contribution of Religious Minorities to Society”; launching event of the academic exchange program between the University of Vienna and higher education institutions in Lebanon and
Statistics about Christians in Egypt has been a problematic topic for many years.
This report by Arab-West Report explains the context of the massive destruction of churches and Christian institutions in Egypt in August 2013.
It is the time before the presidential elections. Egypt is in the middle of a possible transitional period and a mostly transitional mood.
The issue of church building in Egypt is among the most misunderstood and misreported subjects affecting Muslim-Christian relations.
Dr. Philippe Farguesis a researcher and professor at the American University of Cairo who has investigated the complicated issue of Christian statistics in Egypt. While Pope Shenouda states that around 12 percent of the Egyptian population is Christian, CAPMAS estimates that the figure is actually...
In an interview with Gerrit Roos of Reformatorisch Dagblad and Cornelis Hulsman, Bishop Marqus highlights the problems facing Christians in Egypt today. These problems include issues such as church building, conversion, the Egyptian education system and the emigration of Christians abroad.
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