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While many monks and priests welcomed the decision of Pope Tawādrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark to prohibit monks from holding confessions of the believers, and assigning the practice of this sacrament only to priests, some others expressed their reservations on...
The decision to ban last Friday the popular Father Makārī Yunān from delivering sermons was highly controversial within the Church, which prompted the Coptic Orthodox Pontiff, Pope Tawadrūs, to arrange a meeting with Makārī upon his return from his trip to Europe. The Pope met with Father Makārī,...
The Minyā Governorate continued the activities of "Together against Violence and Terrorism" in Dayr Mawās [Deir Mawas], in order to raise the awareness of young people about the dangers of terrorism. Increased public awareness of terrorism being necessary to protect the homeland and ensure its...
Bishop Stephanus of Bibā said Copts in Egypt have been going through their toughest time in many centuries, adding the Coptic Orthodox Church needs help.
A number of Christian clergy, including Father Marqus ‘Azīz, Father Ibrām Emile Nājī and Father Antonius Mikhā’īl, respond to claims about the alleged involvement of the Coptic Orthodox church in the disappearance of a number of Muslim girls, whom were said to have converted to Christianity.
Shīrīn Rāghib presents the recommendations from the laymen conference and asserts that the Coptic Orthodox Church is not going to consider the recommendations and will stay a center of power for clergymen.
Rose al-Yūsuf published Akram Rif‘at’s paper about church trails and this was the reason behind his dismissal from his editing position at the Sunday school magazine.
Akhbar al-Youm, received an angry comment from father Morcos Aziz regarding its article of last week [see RNSAW week 36, art.10] in which Amal Othman strongly criticized him. al-Arabi urged rapid intervention to prevent the collapse of an important monument. al-Qahira weekly published a...
Self-proclaimed archpriest Habil Tawfiq touched off a controversy a couple of weeks ago when he decided to mark the 13th anniversary of the miracles he worked.
A man claims he is a priest, that the pope tried to have him assassinated three times and the church had refused to recognize him. Yet, he carries official papers which identify him as a priest and he says : "I was secretly ordained as a priest because I am blind.
Pope Shenouda defends his decision to give instructions that no one should pray over the body of the deceased priest Ibrahim Abd al-Sayed.
A commemorative celebration was held for the national revolutionary father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed (a member of the Commission), in which a number of political, intellectual and religious leaders participated in appreciation and gratitude for the prominent role he played and the support he provided...
After reading the article of Hamouda concerning the barring of prayers over the body of father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed the author wants to clarify some internal matters concerning the rules and traditions of the Coptic Orthodox church.
Bebawi writes he was not at all surprised with the decision to bar the holding of a funeral for father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed but he was surprised to see the publication of an interview with Bishop Bishoy who, according to Bebawi, makes fatal mistakes in presenting church history.
For years, clerical and lay members of the Coptic Orthodox Church have criticized the authoritarian ways of Pope Shenouda III. The standard complaints, that he keeps church finances too close to his chest, refuses debate on issues like divorce, and is too quick to throw his opponents out of the...
Love is the magic word Christianity is founded on, giving way to springs of mercy, gentleness and wonder to gush out. However, love, the backbone of Christianity, has been severely hit but not in a back-breaking way, by Pope Shenouda when he decided not to pray over the body of the priest Ibrahim...
Some Coptic leaders have asked that the church excommunication law be brought up before the Holy Council because Pope Shenouda, head of this council, had suspended 11 priests and forbidden prayers over the bodies of several important deceased.
Priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed died of a heart attack. He got the rest for which he longed, but the case that was raised after his death is not closed yet. Christians expected that Pope Shenouda would permit prayers over the body, but the opposite occurred. Pope Shenouda called especially from the...
Bishop Bishoi is the head of the church court and he is the secretary of the Holy Synod. He answered all questions which have been raised because of the story of the body of father Abdel Sayed and why it was forbidden to pray over the body of father Abdel Sayed.
Concerning the monk who held a prayer over the body of Priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed, Father Bishoi said that the Coptic Church was not sure whether Aghathon, the monk, prayed over the body or not. If the Church proved that, then this monk should be punished.
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