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The nominations committee under Bishop Pachomius, the acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, is meeting the 10 monks vying over the papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March.
The papal nominations committee under Bishop Pachomius starts meetings today (October 5) at the Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, where the body of Pope Shenouda III was laid to rest.
The Holy Synod in a meeting under acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius finalized a program of action for the election of the 118th pope to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, on the chair of Saint Mark the Apostle.
As the investiture of Bishop Tawadros II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday (November 18) in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, is drawing near, controversy is still heated over whether President Muhammad Mursī would attend the ceremony. [Muhammad...
Pope Tawadrus II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark said withdrawal from the constituent assembly is still an option if the Christians were not pleased with the new constitution, asserting acceptance of Article 2 in its current drafting. [Safā’ Shākir and Tāmir ‘Abd al-Ra’ūf, al-...
Salafī leaders had contacts with the presidency in an attempt to dissuade President Muhammad Mursī from his decision to attend the enthronement ceremony of Pope Tawadrus II on November 18 on the grounds that the event is purely religious and “against the Muslim faith," sources revealed. [Mahmūd...
President Muhammad Mursī on Friday (Nov. 8) issued a presidential decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark as the decree was received by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius. [‘Imād Khalīl, ‘Id ‘Abd al-Jawād, Rashā al...
A prominent bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod revealed that the 1957 statute on the election of patriarch will be amended, noting the candidates for the papal chair of Saint Mark are expected to sign a paper pledging to enforce the amendments in case they won the voting.
Father Ruways Morcos, deputy of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria and member of the Holy Synod, stated that no new amendments or discussions will take place on the currently drafted Papal Election Regulations. He added that after the regulations are drafted linguisticly, it shall be...
The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church headed by Pope Tawadros has approved a new election list to select its patriarch after long discussions (Majdī Fikrī, al- Dustūr, Feb. 22, p. 4). Read original text online in Arabic.   [Translator’s note: An article of the same content appeared in Watanī, Feb....
Al- Tahrīr reported that the new Papal Regulations List included some amendments to the 1957 Papal Regulations List. It maintained the papal selection process by a draw. It allowed monks, archbishops, or a monastery bishop to nominate themselves for the seat of patriarch. It also requested the...
Near thirty journalists gathered at the Cairo Foreign Press Association headquarters to gain insight on the process involved in selecting a successor to the recently deceased Pope Shenouda. Arab West Report presented its research on the subject, accepting also further inquiries.
Muná al-Mallākh reports on the opinions of Coptic clergy and laymen to the newly-proposed amendments of the panel to elect the pope.
Pope Shenouda is apt to crown his papal mandate with a real reform in the church. The church embodied in some of its clergymen is supporting laymen groups to fight the conference. Labīb reveals an example of a group from Alexandria.
The article presents a brief overview of the most important events that have happened in Egyptian churches during 2006.
In an interview with al- Ahrām, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark congratulates Muslims on ‘Īd al-Adh? and wishes Egypt all prosperity and welfare.
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
Pope Shenouda has involved the church in a difficult crisis with his political stances. Three main groups are expected to compete for the position after Pope Shenouda. The following lines also outline the way in which the pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church is selected and ordained.
The problems of Copts revealed in the reform conference were not mainly related to the Coptic Orthodox Church; many of the church problems can be attributed to the political and social problems resulted from the duality between the stance of the law and the practices literally applied.
The author blames some Copts for the conference they held to discuss church’s private issues. He also disagrees with some of its key recommendations.

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