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The banished family of a notable Copt in al-‘Āmrīyah of the name of Abū Sulaymān opened fire on the locals who gathered outside the house of Murād Girgis, the young Copt who started all the trouble in the area, but his neighbors secured his exit with his property from the area. Sāfī ‘Abd al-Wanīs,...
  A church source has revealed that Pope Shenouda III, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, is currently examining the crisis of collective resignations from the Orthodox denomination, initiated by the Right to Live Movement at the end of last week.  
 Ramadān is no longer a social occasion confined to Muslims only; Copts also celebrate Ramadān. They adore it and consider it “the month of Egyptians.” Buying “yamīsh” [nuts and dried fruit], eating desserts such as “kunāfah” and going to al-Husīn have become annual habits for Copts during Ramadān...
An church source says that a meeting between Pope Shenouda III and MP Jamāl As‘ad is being set up. This comes after the Pope was contacted by Dr. Mustafá al-Fiqī from the Shūrá Council, who told the Pope that As‘ad would like to apologize for any unnecessary attacks he may have made on the Church....
Pope Shenouda III’s lawyer, Ramses al-Najjār, denied the Church’s alleged disapproval of the Supreme Administrative Court’s ruling in favor of Hānī Wasfī, obliging the Pope to issue permits for Copts to remarry. He explained that although the Supreme Administrative Court turned down the writ...
The Coptic Orthodox Community Council announced its disappointment at some of its members who are running for parliament. The council yesterday separated themselves from ‘Īsá Girgis, who earlier alleged that the council disapproved of Coptic resentment towards the National Democratic Party for...
Mīlād Malāk Mikhā’īl, a construction worker, passed away yesterday after receiving a bullet in the stomach during last Wednesday’s riots in ‘Umrāniyyah. The authorities have intensified security in the area to prevent further sectarian violence. An ecclesial source confirmed that Bishop Theodosius...
Leading Coptic figures denied rumors posted on Coptic websites about church trials of Bishop Yu’annis and Bishop Armiyā. This comes after a number of priests and bishops engaged in a closed meeting following celebrations of Pope Shenouda's ordination anniversary. Mājid Hannā said that the meeting...
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated Pope Shenouda III's “39th Year as Pope” yesterday morning. The celebrations were attended by priests and members of the Holy Synod. The Coptic Cultural Center printed and distributed a book on the Pope’s life. An ecclesiastical source told al-Wafd that the Pope...
During his weekly meeting at the ‘Abbāsiyyah Cathedral, Pope Shenouda III addressed a photographer wearing a t-shirt opposing Bishop Yu’annis and asked him to stay away from the bishop. The photographer, who has been involved in other similar controversies, is allegedly linked to Bishop Maximus. A...

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