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20. Pope Records the Least Number of Alexandria Sermons in 2010

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20. Pope Records the Least Number of Alexandria Sermons in 2010
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Date of source: 
January 1, 2011
Author: 
‘Abd al-Rahmān Yūsuf
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Pope Shenouda will not deliver his regular sermon in Alexandria on January 2.

In total, the Pope delivered 10 sermons in Alexandria this year, his smallest number ever.

The Pope has recently skipped his regular sermons because of medical trips to the United States, attendance at the inaugurations of two new churches in the Sinai, and his seclusion in a monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn. Other reasons include the Pope's participation in parliamentary elections and general church meetings.

According to the church, the patriarch will return to Cleveland for medial reasons on January 9.

75. Secrets of the Rapprochement Meetings between the Pope and the Regime at Wādī al-Naṭrūn

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75. Secrets of the Rapprochement Meetings between the Pope and the Regime at Wādī al-Naṭrūn
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Date of source: 
December 23, 2010
Author: 
‘Ādil Ḥammūdah
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‘Ādil Ḥammūdah says that when Pope Shenouda ordered the transfer of his dialysis machime and other medical equipment to Wādī al-Naṭrūn for his recent seclusion, observers felt that he was planning a long stay, which would mean he would miss the president's inauguration of parliament, which could lead to a clash with the president.

To avoid this, influential Coptic personalities took the initiative of arranging a meeting between Pope Shenouda and representatives of the regime.

Munīr Ghabbūr contacted Dr. Muṣtafá al-Fiqī, as did Dr. Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī. The three went together to Wādī al-Naṭrūn. There, Ḥammūdah writes, the Pope expressed his sadness at the demonstration by the Salafīs over the Kāmīliyā Shihātah affair and the way he was insulted.

Al-Fiqī asked the Pope to agree to a meeting with Jamāl As‘ad, but the Pope refused. The Pope was also ready with an article by the al-Jumhūrīyah Chief Editor, in which he had underlined passages attacking him.

During the four-hour meeting, it became apparent that the Pope had made a decision to attend the President's speech before the visitors had arrived, but wanted to convey a message through his guests.

The Pope asked for a meeting with Mubarak and Al-Fiqī promised to relay it.

31. Egyptian monastery under custodianship of Supreme Council of Antiquities

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31. Egyptian monastery under custodianship of Supreme Council of Antiquities
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p. 62
Date of source: 
June 14-20, 2008
Author: 
Rajab al-Murshidi
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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Rajab al-Mūrshidi holds the Supreme Council of Antiquities accountable for the various problems related to monasteries in Egypt.

30. Who fires on Egypt’s monasteries and monks?

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30. Who fires on Egypt’s monasteries and monks?
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p. 12
Date of source: 
11-06-2008
Author: 
Yusuf Wahib
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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Yūsuf Wahīb comments on monks and monasteries in Egypt and discusses monks’ important role in the country since Roman times.

19. Why do Muslim scholars disagree on Monasticism and Sufism?

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19. Why do Muslim scholars disagree on Monasticism and Sūfism?
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p. 13
Date of source: 
11-06-2008
Author: 
Muhammad Barakat
Reviewer: 
El Tuorjoman International
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A background on monasticism in Islam, Christianity, and Egypt.

9. Spending a long time in prayers during working hours is an insult to Islam

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9. Spending a long time in prayers during working hours is an insult to Islam
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p. 5
Date of source: 
29-05-2008
Author: 
Amirah Ibrahim
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Amīrah Ibrāhīm reports on the fatwá issued by Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī concerning prayer time during working hours.

33. In absence of evidence

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33. In absence of evidence
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p. 3
Date of source: 
25-05-2008
Author: 
Robeir al-Faris
The head of the Azhar university declares that non-Muslims are not apostates
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The article covers issues that have made the headlines in Egypt in the last month and includes the story of a postman was detained for two months, a fatwá that was issued declaring that non-Muslims are not apostates and the contentious issue of a piece of land near St. Macarius monastery that has been sold.

74. At Abu-Maqar’s : The fight goes on

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74. At Abu-Maqar’s : The fight goes on
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p. 1
Date of source: 
18-05-2008
Author: 
Georgette Sadeq- Robeir al-Faris
Activists issue warning that land near St Makarius monastery that was sold by the state is full of archaeological value
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A group of reporters and journalists have visited St. Makarius monastery in the Western Desert to show their condemnation over the government’s sale of the land to investors, despite the fact that it may contain items of substantial archaeological worth.

64. Metropolitan of France, Bishop Marcos, has passed away

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64. Metropolitan of France, Bishop Marcos, has passed away
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p. 1
Date of source: 
18-05-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Metropolitan of the Coptic Orthodox Church in France, Bishop Marcos, passed away last Sunday during his visit to Spain.

55. Pope Shenouda and the Holy Synod’s disagreements with unwelcome bishops are time bombs within the Orthodox Church

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55. Pope Shenouda and the Holy Synod’s disagreements with unwelcome bishops are time bombs within the Orthodox Church
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p. 6
Date of source: 
14-05-2008
Author: 
Sharif al-Dawakhli, ‘Isá Sidud
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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A secret front formed by bishops in Upper Egypt is discussing the idea of choosing a bishop to compete for the papal chair in case of Pope Shenouda’s death.

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