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The Coptic Orthodox Church’s committee on the amendment of the 1957 statute regarding the election of patriarch is holding its second meeting under Bishop Pachomius of al-Biḥayra to finalize it within one year and prepare it for the next parliament to endorse as law.
In its first meeting during the papacy of Ṭawāḍrūs yesterday, the Holy Synod made a decision that prohibits applause or trills of joy inside churches in order to respect the sacrality of these places.  The new Coptic Orthodox Pope is planning to set up a media office and reshuffle the secretariat...
The Central Committee on National Awareness for Copts and the Priests Assembly in Alexandria launched a signature campaign calling for excluding the bishops running for the papal chair of Saint Mark to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March.  
“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.
The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope. [Mustafá Rahūmah, al-Watan, Oct. 16, p. 3] Read original text...
The author says both Copts and Muslims Brotherhood use the same pretexts to apply their laws.
A group of Coptic Orthodox laymen held a conference in which participants proposed new rules for choosing the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The list of rules is meant to replace those that were issued in 1957. They suggested that the future patriarch be a married layman. The church and...
The Coptic laymen’s group intends to issue a statement calling for the amendment to the rules that govern the next papal election, and to confine the post to monks who have not been ordained as bishops.

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