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In few days the year 2018 will end, but major events occurred that will need decisions of the Holy Synod, presided by Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
Judge Munsif Sulaymān, member of the General Congregation Council [al-Majlis al-Milli], revealed the reasons for the Council’s sudden statement on supporting His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II early this week. He stated that it came as a response to the inappropriate attacks made against the Pope...
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
Action is being taken to revive the Congregational Council [al-Majlis al-Millī], which has been suspended since the January 2011 revolution.  Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, has commissioned Coptic Church Advisor Munṣif Sulaymān to draft new regulations to organize...
Recently the General Congregation Council of the Coptic Orthodox Church [al-Majlis al-Milli] has resurfaced after Pope Tawāḍrūs II met with its members for discussing the attack on al-Sulṭān Monastery [Dayr al-Sulṭān] that took place last Sunday. Before the meeting, the Council issued a statement...
A Coptic Church source has said that there is a general trend towards unifying the personal status law valid for all the Christian denominations by taking into consideration their differences on what concerns marriage and divorce. 
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 Coptic Orthodox Church is experiencing an ongoing conflict between Christian clerics regarding the successor of Pope Shenouda.
Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Pope Shenouda issued a Papal decree to the effect that Christian clergy are not allowed to run in the elections of the People’s Assembly and the Shūrá Council. However, Archpriest Matta Sawerus stressed that the Pope did not issue such a decree as he had agreed to his nomination to represent...
The persons mentioned in the Pope’s list for the elections of the Majlis al-Millī were the winners in the elections. The opposition demanded reformation of the order governing the council, and explained their opinion that the elections, restricted to Copts over 25 years who either have a college...
Lawyer Mamdouh Nakhla said that more than a lawsuit was filed to nullify the list of Tharwat Basili in the elections of the Majlis al- Milli. The former head of the Patriarchate Media Center denied being one of the opposition. Dr. Mamdouh Bushra Wissa asked for judicial supervision over the...
Pope Shenouda announced his "Marmorqos" [St. Mark] list of competitors in the Majlis al-Millī elections. He said that not only should the candidate be a good person, but that he is required to work in harmony with the rest of the members. There are a small number of candidates from the...
Dr Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī accuses Coptic intellectuals who oppose the policies of Pope Shenouda III and leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church for trying to garner fame in the media by presenting themselves as reformists of the church.
The transcript of an interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman with Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá, in which Mūsá provides a background of his work and publications. Mūsá further describes his own experiences and confrontations with the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt.
After a phase of depression Pope Shenouda fell and broke his “hand” [Reviewer: the Arabic word used is “hand,” but the saying, “break one’s hand” in Arabic can refer to any part of the arm or the hand.]. He will resume his usual duties though, amidst calls for a minor holy assembly to govern...
Coptic writer Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá comments on the affirmation of the conviction conference that was held in Fayyūm a few days ago, saying that it aimed at judging the reformists who call for developing the church.
Michael ‘Ādil looks back on the main events of the year for the Coptic Orthodox Church.
This press review deals with a controversial announcement made by Max Michel, a Christian who split from the Coptic Orthodox Church and set up a church in the Muqattam area and named himself Archbishop Maximus I, amidst an outcry from the Egyptian mother church and severe criticism.
The author reports the repeated postponement of Pope Shenouda’s meeting with the new members of the al-Majlis al-Millī due to the top Coptic prelate’s busy schedule.

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