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The Cardinal Kung Foundation gave its 2012 award to the name of late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III in appreciation of his efforts during the past 40 years to enhance fair peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Copts.
Monday (October 29) will be the day long awaited by Copts – eight months – to elect a successor for Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, to sit on the chair of Saint Mark, one of the apostles of Jesus, and who preached the Gospel in Egypt.
The Coptic Orthodox congregation and clergymen are continuing preparations in order to have honorable papal elections to bring the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012.
Bishop Danyāl of al-Ma'ādī, speaking after the mass held by Archpriest Raphael Ava Mina, Archpriest Pachomius al-Suryānī, Archpriest Seraphim al-Suryānī, Bishop Tawdrus of al-Beheira and Bishop Raphael of Central Cairo Churches, said that the candidates are not in a state of competition over the...
Egypt's Orthodox Christians start today (October 22) fasting for three days within preparations for the election of the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, scheduled for October 29 as the five candidates for the Saint Mark chair held a mass service at the Virgin Mary Church in the southern...
In an attempt to appease the tense atmosphere in the village of Banī Hassan al-Ashrāf, al-Minya governorate, a 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session was held in coordination with security agencies to settle sectarian unrest between two Coptic and Muslim families. [Teresa Kamāl and 'Alā' Sarhān,...
Members of the nominations and elections committees under the acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius started works inside Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, to examine all 81 contests submitted against the 17 candidates – seven bishops and 10 monks – vying over the chair of Saint Mark. [Marco ‘...
The Committee for the Coptic Orthodox Papal Nomination is due to meet on the September 4 to start receiving appeals to the Patriarchal candidates. After receiving all appeals, the committee will create a shortlist of between five and seven candidates based on order of preference, taking all appeals...
Egyptian Priests Who Enriched The Egyptian History
  In al-Ahrām, Usāmah Siddīq writes about the Coptic celebrations in Virgin Mary Monastery in Asyut govenrorate marking the anniversary of the visit of the holy family after they fled Palestine. The celebrations, lasting for fifteen days (from the 7th to the 22nd of August) consist of different...
The Coptic Orthodox Church Media Center announced the organization of a photography contest on the occasion of special events that the church celebrates in 2018, such as the opening of the Nativity Cathedral in the new administrative capital, the centennial Jubilee of the Sunday schools, the golden...
  Archpriest ‘Abd al-Masīh Basīt of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud said in an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm newspaper that assaults on Copts and churches are taking place only by extremists, adding those attacks after the January 25 revolution equal all those during the era of former...
  Coptic Orthodox Bishop Mūsá of Youth called on all Muslim and Christian young people to seek tranquility so they can think about the future of their own country with depth, honesty and collective work.
 Bishop Pachomius, commenting on calls to stage protests against the Muslim Brotherhood on August 24, said the church does not interfere in politics, adding the church remains a spiritual institution that keeps its distance from political affairs. Father Rafīq Greish, the media spokesman for the...
Egyptian columnist Fāṭima Nāʿūt writes: Dear reader, did you walk in the streets of Egypt yesterday and notice the vendors everywhere selling green palms, waiting to be braided? Did you park your car there to buy some palm leaves for your children so they can braid them and give them to their...
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...
The voter registration committee on the election of the 118th pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church stopped receiving more contests against the voter lists, settling for the 150 challenges it had received. [
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Bishop Dimitrius of Mallawī and al-Ashmūnīn, al-Minya Governorate, has called on Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch not to permit the candidacy of Bishops for the position of patriarch and to restrict the candidacies to monks “so that spiritual and church laws not be broken.”
Bishop Dr. Yūhannā Qultah Sa‘īd, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church, comments on the recent attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai and the tragic events in Dahshūr: “the internal picture is just another facet of what is happening on the [Sinai] border … There is a pressing need for the...

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