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The suspended priest Filopātīr Jamīl, pastor of the Virgin Mary Church, is claiming that his suspension was a result of his membership of al-Ghad political party and his support for al-Ghad’s leader, Ayman Nour, in the presidential elections.
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
George Shākir writes about the Shroud of Turin, also known as Turin Shroud, which is an ancient piece of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion. As early as October 1978, a group of historians and scientists...
AWR’s last interview with the late Dr. Isaac Fānūs. Comments on self-censorship, such as that of Dr. Otto Meinardus’ differences in writing and saying, which makes it hard for students of the church in Egypt to get a good understanding of the church’s position. Father Basilius of the Monastery of...
Abu Maqar monastery issued a book titled ?The Divine Wisdom Behind the Structure of the Church.? The book tackles the role the church can play in the political sphere. According to the book, clergymen are not allowed to play a political role. Laymen can play a more effective role than clergymen...
The author affirms that the only way for the church to avoid fracturing and to treat its wounds optimally is to start considering a dialogue from within. He suggests that a valuable three-volume study written by a revered monk could help in overcoming the church’s problems.
Imān Matar describes her visit to the hidden fortress of Abū Maqqār Monastery.
The stance a priest decided to adopt during the presidential elections led to a burnt car. Father Filopātīr tells Fādī Habashī about this incident, which he believes was a premeditated action.
The Archbishopric of Jīza filed a petition to Pope Shenouda III yesterday requesting that Father Filopātīr Jamīl’s suspension be extended until after the parliamentary elections, but the request has been rejected by the Assembly of Civil Society Organizations.
Father Filopātīr has resigned from the Ghad Party, stating that Ayman Nour’s political platform would impinge on the security of the nation, since he promised the immediate release of all political detainees, including those detained for religion-related issues and he would allow the Muslim...
The Giza Metropolis has revealed the Father Filop āt īr was suspended as a result of his articles, published in a magazine called al-Kat ība al-T ībiyya. They claim these articles included many half-truths, and include harsh criticism that does not sit well with Christian ethics.
Father Filop āt īr of the Virgin and Mar Marqus Church has said in an interview that the decision to suspend him from service was due to pressure from the security forces after he announced his opposition to President Mub ārak.
The suspension of a parish priest by the Archbishopric of J īza has caused controversy in the church. His reason for suspending Father Filop āt īr are unclear, but according to Filop āt īr himself, he was suspended for joining the Ghad party.
An article on “Adam´s sin” by monk Basilios of the Monastery of Makarios caused a conflict in the Orthodox Church. Pope Shenouda himself will investigate monk Basilios. The article is not the only reason behind investigating Basilios. He wrote three books in which he touches upon the relation...
The transcript of an interview with Bishop Marcos of Shubrā al-Khaymā about the rules regarding the succession of a pope, church and politics, Father Matā al-Miskīn and other subjects.
Father Basilius comments on what Bishop Bishoi said concerning the teachings of Father Matta and his writings.
This text reflects the discussion of a group organized by the RNSAW with two monks in the Monastery of Makarios based on the summary of the PhD Thesis of Dr. Wolfram Reiss (art. 23). The discussion covers the role of Father Matta al-Meskeen in the revival of the Coptic Orthodox Church, his...
This is apparently the article that led to the investigation of Father Basilius. Father Basilius criticizes in this article western Catholic theology.
The directing editor of the Sunday School Magazine is investigated over an article of monk Basilius from the monastery of Macarios that is said not to be in accordance with the Orthodox belief. His Holiness Pope Shenouda will investigate monk Basilius himself.
The author offers a brief a review of a television program that hosted a number of Muslim and Coptic figures discussing several critical issues.

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