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Pope Tawadrus II on Saturday (November 10) received the first headquarters of Pope Shenouda III, which is a cell dedicated for him Saint Mark Cathedral, sealed since his death in March 2012. [Girgis Fikrī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 11, p. 4] Read text in Arabic
As the investiture of Bishop Tawadros II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday (November 18) in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, is drawing near, controversy is still heated over whether President Muhammad Mursī would attend the ceremony. [Muhammad...
On the other hand, the Secretary of Pope Tawadros II, Father Angelious, stated that despite the decline of the Pope to attend the presidential ceremony for handing out the draft of the upcoming constitution, the Church has not defined yet its decision on voting for or against the upcoming...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Monday (November 19) received a delegation of the Popular Current alliance led by its founder, former presidential candidate Ḥamdīn Ṣabbāhī, who stressed his respect for the role played by the church and the Azhar in the protection of moderation in the Egyptian society. 
Bishop Basantī of Ḥilwān and al-Maʿṣara, a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, said the Egyptian people came together in Taḥrīr Square and other governorates to announce their rejection of “the immense powers” grabbed by the president. 
The 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church denounced forced eviction of Copts in some areas in Egypt, adding he also refuses Copts’ voluntary emigration because “in both situations it is Egypt’s reputation that is tarnished”. 
  On this day one year ago, a revolting young man of the unforgettable name of Mīnā Danyāl was among the more than 20 Copts killed in the Maspero incidents. 
The Maspero Youths Union announced that a march will be staged on Tuesday (October 9) to pay tribute to the martyrs of the clashes outside the state radio & TV building in Maspero on October 9, 2011, which left 27 protesters dead. 
A book titled “Bishop Bīshūy…the Student of Pope Shenouda III, Guardian of the Orthodox Christianity and Defender of the Faith in Modern Times” triggered a row inside church circles.
The Maspero Martyrs’ Families Union vociferously criticized the Maspero Youths Union, terming it in a statement on Saturday (October 6) of being a “corrupt entity” and accusing it of capitalizing on the Maspero youths’ blood to collect funds from Copts illegitimately.


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