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Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
 
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to info@copts.co.uk

Progress of Coptic studies in Claremont, CA

 

Dear brothers and sisters:
Thanks to Divine Providence and your support, Coptic studies at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has continued to make concrete and visible progress. This is demonstrated at the updated CGU website for Coptic Studies Track: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/9884.asp and the updated report at St Shenouda Coptic Society website:

Yacoub receives Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth II

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub has been awarded the Order of Merit on Thursday by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This award is given to individuals of greatest achievements in the fields of the arts, learning, literature and science.

European Commission Statement on Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, a Sudanese believer sentenced to death for apostacy



The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso,
the President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy and
the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz
together with all religious leaders participating at this year's high-level meeting

Obama congratulates new Egyptian president



President Obama called Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi on Tuesday to congratulate him on his election in a controversial vote earlier this month. The move effectively endorsed the election of the former commander of Egypt’s military, despite administration “concerns” after al-Sisi took nearly 97 percent of the vote.

Egypt’s Sisi Sworn In as President

Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in as Egypt's new president after a landslide win in May elections. He said his election was "a democratic, peaceful handover of power" that represented "a historic moment and turning point" for the nation.

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U.S. International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 – Egypt

Respect for religious freedom remained poor during the year under both former President Mohamed Morsy’s administration and the current interim government. On July 3, Mohamed Morsy was removed and Adly Mansour was named interim president.

FCO Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report on Human Rights and Democracy. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the global human rights situation in 2013. It sets out what the Government is doing through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote human rights and democratic values around the world in three principal ways.

75 Percent of Persecution is Against Christians: Report

The 2013 Persecuted and Forgotten? Report provides in-depth analysis of the situation Christians face in 30 countries where believers, to one degree or another, are not fully free to practice their faith. In the past two years violence and intimidation targeting Christians have increased in a number of nations.