Akram Al-Sa‘danīsaid that in the current days, religious personalities have become government affiliates, thus producing a gap between them and the people. However, Pope Shenouda is an exception. He neither appeases nor clashes with the government. For this reason he is widely respected, which was made clear when he suffered an indisposition.
The author tackles the problem of Dr. George Habīb Bibāwī, who was dismissed from church. The author says that Pope Shenouda will not revoke his decision, violating the report by the state commissioners who said that the decision lacked part of the conditions of its enforcement. Conflict is anticipated between the judiciary and the church over this ruling.
26. Christian mothers demand childrens’ custody after fathers embraced Islam
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El Torjoman International
Controversy builds as Christian mothers await decision on custody of their children whose fathers have converted to Islam. The Personal Status Law states the woman has the right of custody until age 15, the family court states there are some religious stipulations.