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The Damanhūr Criminal Court referred the papers of the monks Wā’il Saʿd Tawāḍrūs, and Faltaʾūs al-Maqārī, accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius, to the Grand Mufti for legal opinion on the execution of the death sentence. The court decided to schedule the hearing session for April 24, 2019 to...
A Copt attempted to attack Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II during his weekly sermon on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyyah. The attacker, ‘Adil Līyūn Wahīb, attempted to reach the place the Pope is staying. People panicked, but the security guards succeeded in...
Archpriest Angelus Isḥāq, Secretary of Pope Tawadros II, said the church’s position regarding the constituent assembly has not changed, adding the decision to quit the panel was in agreement with other Christian denominations.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II received Ambassador Muhammad Rifā’ah al-Tahtāwī, the Chief of the Presidential Cabinet on Thursday (November 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīyah as a church source said the meeting falls within the framework of efforts by the...
Dr. Ṣafwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said Sāwī’s statements that he voted on behalf of the church inside the constituent assembly were a “joke in a time when Egypt lost its sense of humor”.
Bishop Būla was commenting on statements by Muḥammad al-Sāwī, a member of the assembly, that he was representing the church on the panel. “I am afraid these statements were attributed to him (Sāwī) by mistake.”
Bishop Būla, the representative of the church who quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said the church has not authorized anyone to vote on its behalf over the draft.
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...
Kamal Zākhir, the Founder of the Secular Coptic Current, has undergone a harsh attack on the social networking sites after the sermon he delivered in Mary Girgis Church at al-Qulalī district, Cairo; moreover, the sermon created controversy between the conservative and reformist currents in the...
Kamāl Zākhir, Founder of the Secular Coptic Current (SCC), said that there is a tendency to hold the SCC’s 6th conference in November a few days before the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The author believes that two years into his papacy, Pope Tawadros II appears more interested in travelling than tending to his congregation and the Church’s internal problems.  He believes this has led to discontent among Copts and a split in the ranks of the Church. An element of this split is the...
The ecumenical dialogue and the review of differences, that created the great schism in 451 in the Council of Chalcedon, constitute an essential point in the existing conflict inside the Coptic Orthodox Church between the hard-line and the reformist currents. The hard-line current that had been...
  Egyptian media articles released this morning tackled many issues, some of which are reviewed below:
Following what was written about the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of the St. Makarius Monastery on one hand, and what is happening in the corridors of that monastery on the other, some important remarks can be made, although there are to now no official information disclosed: 
Egyptian journalist Mufīd Fawzī said that the Egyptian Church is going through the most critical time in its history after the killing of the abbot of the monastery Abu Maqār, pointing out that Egypt has been exposed to too many blows for its national unity, but it could overcome all these attempts...
The killing of ʿImād Kamāl and his son in Minya a few days ago still overshadows the scene, leading to a reverberation of the celebrations of this year’s Christmas. 
For two hours, the Egyptian TV Channel TEN, aired on Wednesday the interview Pope Tawāḍrūs II gave to media anchor ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd during his program al-Raʾyu al-ʿĀm (the public opinion).
Coptic Sources stated that the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church is witnessing a state of division.
In a statement to the press, Pope Tawāḍurūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria of Egypt, said that the Church considers the killing of the Abbot of the Anba Maqār Monastery ‘a criminal offense’ which has been properly investigated by the relevant and competent legal authorities. “More than 400...
 Nārīmān Fawzī begins this article by recalling a horrific scene that took place inside a monastary in Egypt. On July 29, an unprecedented and heinous murder occurred in the St. Makarius the Great Monastery or best known as Deir Anba Maqār in al-Bihīra. Here, the local abbot, Bishop Epiphaniyūs,...

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