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Dayr al- Sulṭān, which is located within the old city of Jerusalem, has sparked controversy recently after the continuous attempts of Ethiopian monks to control it, despite the right of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The conflict between the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] that lies in the Old City of Jerusalem began in 1820 and was impacted by the situations in the two countries and involvement of other international groups, who used the issue as...
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s stance on the Palestinian cause is tied to the church’s stance on the Egyptian state.  If the pope agreed with the head of state, the church identified with its official position.  However, if the church didn’t agree with the state, then it took a stance inconsistent...
A decades-old conflict between Egyptian and Ethiopian monks over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] in Jerusalem has flared up once again.
In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
The delegation of Pope Tawāḍrūs II had just arrived in Jerusalem in order to follow up the issue of the Dayr al-Sulṭān Monastery. According to the spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Būlus Ḥalīm, Israel’s newly appointed ambassador to Egypt, Khālid ʿAzmī, is to receive the Coptic Orthodox...
The following lines present a summary of an interview with Bishop Paphnotius, author of the controversial book ‘Hatmiyyat al-Nuhūd bi al-‘Amal al-Kanasī’ [The Inevitability of Developing the Church Functions.]. Bishop Baphnotius express his viewpoints from different issues related to the Coptic...
The author sees groups inside and outside Egypt as plotting against the country’s national unity. These are Zionists in the USA and terrorists inside Egypt. He gives examples from history. Whatever happens, he argues that national unity must remain intact and the Coptic Orthodox Church proved to be...
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