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“A detailed life of Jesus,” a book that has appeared in many Coptic Orthodox book stores,  caused much controversies as it contains a variety of falsities about the life of Jesus Christ, including a kiss from Virgin Mary to Jesus.
After decades of tension between the state and the church in Egypt over many thorny issues, their relations have flourished in recent years, especially after the exclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in 2013.
Anba Mūsā, Bishop of Youth, and Bishop Rūfāʾīl, Bishop of Central Cairo and Secretary of the Holy Synod, inaugurated yesterday the fifth annual exhibition of the Coptic Orthodox Book, organized by the Youth Bishopric on the occasion of the fifth enthronement year of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Patriarch and...
The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the Coptic Book Fair held at the Cathedral of St. Mark in al-ʿAbbasiya is open to the public until November 21.
The subject of Wolfgang Häde’s 128-page work concerns the torture and murder of Pastor Necati Aydin and two other men in Malatya city, Turkey, in 2007. Häde (outside Germany also spelled Haede) is an Evangelical pastor and German missionary serving the local Evangelical Church in Turkey....
The article reflects on the great values exemplified by the Christ and the outstanding universal films and series which revolve around his life. 
Dār al-`Ain Publication organizes a book-sharing evening on Sunday, March 13, 2016, to discuss the work of late Egyptian writer Abu Saif Yūsuf.
The author Yūsuf Zīdān recently revealed that, after having been translated into Anatolian, his controversial book “‘Azāzīl” has become the second best-selling book in Turkey. He also revealed that his new book “al-Nabatī” is currently the best-selling book in Egypt and that the publishing house...
Fātimah Nā‘ūt reviews a book entitled The Diaries of a Copt...One Who Belongs to this Country written by a young Egyptian Coptic journalist and caricaturist named Philip Fikrī. The book is a sarcastic work reflecting on the different social and political issues with an elevated sense of humor.   
Mīnā Butrus discusses the motivation behind Pope Shenouda’s recent decision to confiscate a book entitled, ‘al-Urthodhiksīyyah al-Sharqīyyah, Ṭarīq al-Ḥayāt’ [Oriental Orthodoxy, the Way of Life], authored by Father Anthony Conaris, despite the book having been translated under the supervision of...
Watson, who knows Pope Shenouda and many of the Bishops mentioned in the book well, closes his review with Hasan’s words: “It is doubtful that the Copts have made much headway, in their century-long tortuously slow trajectory toward citizenship with equal rights. This statement becomes truer if one...
PhD student Fiona McCallum concludes that by focusing on the bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Hasan provides a clear and original study of the impact of the reform movement, illustrating that the use of traditions such as Coptic martyrology combined with modernization of the administration...
Meinardus, the eminent scholar on Coptic church studies concludes that Mrs. S. Hasan, grand niece of the Egyptian statesman and Prime Minister Rushdi Pasha (1864- 1928), produced an extraordinary and remarkable book in seven chapters on the modern history, sociology, ecclesiology and political...
Father Basilius discusses the history and theological philosophies of Father Mattá al-Maskīn. The interview is mainly focused on theology and the practices of clergymen.
In this article the author reviews the main ideas mentioned in the book that created huge debate entitled, ‘Aṣwāmanā bayn al-Māḍī wa-al-Ḥādir...Uṣūlahā al-Rawḥīyah wa-Juzūrahā al-Tārikhīyah’ [Our Fasting between Past and Present...its Spiritual Basis and Historical Origins] written by Father...
Some thousand Copts from the southern city of Naj‘ Ḥammādī have demonstrated over a trial of their bishop based on a complaint signed by 11 of the city’s priests. Demonstrations have moved to the main Cathedral in Cairo, which convinced leaders of the church to send the bishop back to his diocese...
An Israeli historian states in a book entitled, ’Bloody Passover’ that Jews murdered Christians during the Middle Ages so that their blood could be used to make unleavened bread for Passover.
Pope Shenouda III bans a conference organized by Michael Munīr. Allegations were made that the pope’s refusal is due to personal disputes with the bishop who mediated to be granted permission from the pope to hold the conference.
The article presents the author’s view regarding the developments in the ongoing debate between the formal church and some scholars of theology, and his call for an international conference to resolve the problem.
Bishop Baphnotious nominated himself for the position of secretary general of the Holy See of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The issue sparked conflict between him and Bishop Bīshūy, the present general secretary. Pope Shenouda and members of the Holy See are intending to hold a reconciliation session...

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