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The conflict between the Copts over personal status laws entered a new phase as many are beginning to resort to ‘Urfī marriages in light of the difficulties many face in getting divorces. Coptic jurists consider ‘Urfī marriage adultery which therefore guarantees no rights to either the husband or...
Following the 25 January Revolution, many Coptic social movements were formed. These movements have challenged the hierarchical clerical order of the Coptic Orthodox Church, its Pope, and Bishops. Turning against such hierarchy, whose congregation is the biggest among the other Christian dominions...
 In the first challenge to Pope Tawadros’ resolution restricting Egyptian Christians’ travel to Jerusalem for Easter celebrations, a number of pilgrims began the pilgrimage across Jordan heading toward Jerusalem. The Copts said that they did not regret making the decision to make the pilgrimage,...
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. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Nov. 30, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
The crisis of remarriage in the Coptic Orthodox Church surfaced again but this time with more violent steps on the part of seekers of remarriage licenses after they announced that they "resigned" from the Orthodox denomination but would not join another.
 CAIRO - The January 25 revolution is having a momentous impact on the Coptic Church. “The Copts will ignore Church policies,” surmised Mamoun Fendi, president of Fendi Associates, a Washington DC-based research group and think-tank, during the 18-day revolution.    
On Thursday, May 12, Pope Shenouda’s secretary Bishop Armia announced that claims against Kāmīliyā Shihātah are unfounded. Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Najīb Gibrael proclaimed that Shihātah will be summoned by prosecutors about her disappearance and alleged detention by the church....
 Dr. Yaḥyā al-Jamāl, Deputy Prime Minister, met with a delegation of priests from Maghāghah’s Archbishopric, headed by Bishop Aghathoun, Bishop of Maghāghah and al-‘Adwah [Minya governorate], to resolve the crisis of building the new Archbishopric. Father ‘Izrā Fanjarī, Deputy of Maghāghah’s...
The ‘citizens in one homeland’ group has published a document entitled ‘the Egyptian national church, future visions’ and has called on the church to stay out of the political sphere.
The author regrets the irresponsible and sensational way in which the press treats church affairs, and says it is time that the church made official announcements about controversial subjects.

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