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“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
Montassar al-`Omda Mālik, a member of the Supreme Council of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the personal status law for Christians has a constitutional particularity, as the constitution states that the church participates in the drafting of sensitive and thorny clauses.
Bishop Antōnios `Azīz of the Gīza Coptic Catholic Diocese confirmed that Egypt's Council of Churches has not yet met to reach a consensus on a unified personal status law proposal for all five Churches, stressing that the Council's last meeting on this issue was last year.
An unresolved crisis now appears to be affecting relations between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the independent Christian newspaper Watanī.
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...
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.
This article analyzes an article that was published in the Karāza Magazine and asserts that people must be tried before being charged.
In this article the author tries to analyze bishop Bīshūy’s stance against him and other key Orthodox figures by quoting an email written by Dr. George Habīb Bibawi.
The article is an overview of a book titled “The mandates of the Ecclesiastical Judiciary in Egypt in the Different Eras” by Magdi Sadeq, a teacher at the Coptic Studies Institute. The book discusses the mandates of the church when it comes to judiciary system during the Arabic-Islamic era, the...
Issues of personal status and dismissed priests show that there is a discrepancy between civil and ecclesiastical rules. The church considers dismissing mistaken clergymen part of its authority. Still, the court deals with the decisions of the church administratively that can be appealed before the...

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