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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.
“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...
In continuation of his administrative reform in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II passed a papal decree appointing Ibrām Imīl (new undersecretary of the Coptic Orthodox papacy‎) as Secretary of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and a member of the Holy Synod in succession to Father Ruways...
Al-Waṭan made the first interview with Anba Murqus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khaymah, after he assumed the presidency of the Clerical Council for Family Affairs. During the interview, Anba Murqus underscored that the 2016 bill is applied in the personal affairs councils; pointed out that the Unified...
During a three-day meeting, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church discussed five areas, ‘the Coptic Orthodox Creed and the challenges of the 21st century’, ‘the Coptic identity and how to serve the youth’, ‘ecumenical relationships’, ‘technology’, and ‘the means of social communications.
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...
Church sources stated that the committee responsible for amending the regulations list for selecting the patriarch did not yet decide on whether the bishops of dioceses can be nominated for the position of Pope (Girgis Fikrī, al- Shurūq, Feb. 5, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic.   
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church shall meet on February 20th to examine and discuss the regulation list of 1957 for papal elections and its amendment. According to a clerical source the meetings, headed by Bishop Rafael, started yesterday in the monastery of Saint Bishoy in the Wadī al...
Pope Tawadros II has appointed three new priests of the monastery of Saint Antonious and promoted a number of priests (Muhammad al- Sayyīd Sulīman, al- Masrī al- Yawm, Feb. 1). Read original text in Arabic.   
Pope Tawadros II has appointed Father Ruwaīs Marcos.. 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II met with priests and members of the church’s Holy Synod ministering the dioceses in the Gulf States.
Following the recent terrorist attacks against churches and Copts in Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod is planning to prepare a historical documentation of these incidents to commemorate the martyrs and the injured.
In its telegram of condolences to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadrūs II for the casualties of the recent terrorist attack that took place in Minyā, Upper Egypt, last Friday, the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) expressed its strong condemnation of shedding the blood of innocent people.
Bishop Antonius, Bishop of the Holy See and the Near East, headed the ordination prayers for the first priests of the Coptic community in Kuwait, alongside a number of the church’s bishops.
Pope Tawadrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, will meet on Friday morning with the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, for a semi-annual session, to conclude the meetings of the committees which have been convening since last Saturday. It will be the first...
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. 
The Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod decided on Friday to make February 15 of each year the commemoration day for martyrs of faith in contemporary Egypt.  This date marks the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya by Dā'esh on February 15, 2015.

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