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Bishop Angaelos [Anjilūs], the Pope’s secretary for the Coptic Orthodox dioceses of the USA, returned to Egypt this week and met Pope Tawāḍrūs II yesterday to discuss the demands of the priests and the congregation of t Northern Shubra, Cairo, which he supervised before he was appointed secretary...
Kamal Zākhir, the Founder of the Secular Coptic Current, has undergone a harsh attack on the social networking sites after the sermon he delivered in Mary Girgis Church at al-Qulalī district, Cairo; moreover, the sermon created controversy between the conservative and reformist currents in the...
A decision recently taken by Bishop Yūʾannis of Asyūt to obligate Christian women to wear proper clothes in churches has stirred controversy among Christians, a majority of whom rejected the decision, arguing that the Church’s role is to guide rather than impose behavioral rules. 
Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá discusses a suggestion from thinker Samīr Marqus who has asked for a committee to examine the inclinations of individuals who intend to convert from one religion to another. Mūsá, however, refers to the absence of concepts of citizenship and civil state as the main roots of the...
The article presents a brief overview of the most important events that have happened in Egyptian churches during 2006.
Kamāl Zākhir M?s? writes on the trend that has been increasing inside the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is heading toward a clash with enlightened laymen, instead of seeking ways of working together constructively.
Coptic laymen to hold a second conference on church reform.
Bishop Mūsá meets the organizers of the conference on ‘Laymen’s View on Church Problems.’
The problems of Copts revealed in the reform conference were not mainly related to the Coptic Orthodox Church; many of the church problems can be attributed to the political and social problems resulted from the duality between the stance of the law and the practices literally applied.
The author replies to Yāsir Ghubriyāl’s criticism about a conference entitled, ‘Laymen’s View on Church Problems,’ and shows some misunderstandings and the real aim of the conference.
Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá responds to an official statement attributed to the National Contribution Society of the Central Committee of Youth Ministry that is affiliated with the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Alexandria. The statement attacks the ‘Laymen’s Look at Church’s Problem’ conference that was...
Many Christians are calling for an amendment to the regulations concerning the election of the Coptic Orthodox pope.
The author of the article refers to a conflict that arose between the church and the Coptic newspaper Watanī, and discusses the church’s relationship with the Coptic press over the past century.
Echoes on the conference of ‘Laymen and the Church’ are still eminent in Egyptian media. The review discusses the crisis of Watanī with the church over the participation of the former in covering the conference’s sessions.
A serious problem between Pope Shenouda and Watanī newspaper.
The article explains that Pope Shenouda is now against reform, although he has once been one of its strongest supporters.
The conference about the reform in the Coptic Orthodox Church is still arousing noise. This review presents the comments of Bishop Murqus, the official spokesman of Pope Shenouda III, and other different echoes and comments on the conference.
On Tuesday, thousands of Copts and 80 bishops converged in St. Mark’s Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyah to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pope Shenouda’s consecration as the pope of Alexandria. The celebration was marked by speeches from bishops from the Coptic Orthodox Church, and...
After the big fuss made about a conference entitled, ‘Laymen and the Church,’ the conference sessions were completed and recommendations were announced. The following lines shed light on the conference sessions, on its final recommendations and on the aroused echoes.
The author discusses the upcoming seminar initiated by Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá under the auspices of the Egyptian Society for Enlightenment, which will discuss topics such as Copts and citizenship; the relationship between clergy and laymen; laymen participation in church affairs; church trials and the...

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