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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.
A state of anxiety and tension is overwhelming the headquarters of the Holy Synod secretary after almost confirmed information that Pope Tawāḍrūs was planning a shakeup within the Synod’s administrative structure that would include changing Bishop Bīshūy, who has been the Synod’s secretary for 27...
All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
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.
Monday (October 29) will be the day long awaited by Copts – eight months – to elect a successor for Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, to sit on the chair of Saint Mark, one of the apostles of Jesus, and who preached the Gospel in Egypt.
The Coptic Orthodox congregation and clergymen are continuing preparations in order to have honorable papal elections to bring the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012.
Members of the nominations and elections committees under the acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius started works inside Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, to examine all 81 contests submitted against the 17 candidates – seven bishops and 10 monks – vying over the chair of Saint Mark. [Marco ‘...
The Committee for the Coptic Orthodox Papal Nomination is due to meet on the September 4 to start receiving appeals to the Patriarchal candidates. After receiving all appeals, the committee will create a shortlist of between five and seven candidates based on order of preference, taking all appeals...
The voter registration committee on the election of the 118th pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church stopped receiving more contests against the voter lists, settling for the 150 challenges it had received. [
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Bishop Dimitrius of Mallawī and al-Ashmūnīn, al-Minya Governorate, has called on Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch not to permit the candidacy of Bishops for the position of patriarch and to restrict the candidacies to monks “so that spiritual and church laws not be broken.”
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.
A first circuit court will hear in September the suit brought by Engineer Mājid Mikhā'īl requesting a ruling halting the activities of committees supervising the election of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, also scheduled for September.
Spokesman of Egypt’s Cabinet Nādir Saʿd stated that in response to the application submitted by the Church Regularization Committee, the Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī has ordered to ease the regularization procedures for unlicensed churches. According to the Prime Minister, the status of 120...
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.
“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...
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...

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