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Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church to take part in constitutional poll

Pope Tawadros II says Egypt's Coptic Church will not push its congregants to vote either 'yes' or 'no' in upcoming referendum on draft constitution

Ahram Online , Thursday 13 Dec 2012
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At a Thursday meeting with the Council of Catholic Churches in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, said that Christians in Egypt enjoyed "complete freedom" to participate in the upcoming constitutional referendum, stressing that Copts should "go and vote."

Tawadros II also stressed at the meeting that the Orthodox Church would not push Christians to vote either 'yes' or 'no' in the upcoming poll.

The Orthodox Church sent a memo earlier on Thursday to the presidency regarding constitutional draft articles that it did not approve of.

Meanwhile, the Anglican and Catholic churches in Egypt announced their intention to take part in a third round of national dialogue – aimed at resolving the current political impasse – to be hosted by the presidency on Thursday.

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15-12-2012 04:48am
different denominations, some are more poltical than others
I like to praise the attitude of both Evangelical and Catholic church for been open to dialog. The Coptic church is going for all, or nothing against President Morsi. Let's see who will win.
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Hector M
15-12-2012 10:03pm
Egypt Copts very selfish minority
The Christians (Copts and all deniminations) were never sincere to Egypt, and will never be. In the Mubarak era they whole heartedlt supported the Pharoah Mubarak. The voted Mubaraks PM Shafiq for president. They objected the constitution draft assembly, they walked out of CA in the last to anticipate the CA dissolution. They bad mouth Egypt in the Western countries, and get the sympathies of Christian societies. Even though Copts and other Christians have very high standard of living in Egypt. Still not happy and complain.

Sami Pierre
14-12-2012 02:49pm
Voting is democratic, protesting is barbaric
Now that the three main Christian religious authorities in Egypt have officially given their green light for their adherents to vote in the Constitutional Referendum on Dec. 15th & 22nd, I really do hope Christians can voice their opinion through the ballot box and not through street protests. As a citizen, I'm sick & tired of protests; all we get is roads being closed to traffic, negative coverage on international news channels & a worsening economy. So, to the masses screaming at the Palace in Heliopolis & in Tahrir Square: Please stop the barbarism.
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14-12-2012 12:50pm
worldwide churches and its dioceses. If any church in India please mention the full address in india. thanks solomon
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