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A church source said acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius named 10 persons to represent the Coptic Orthodox Church at the constitutional assembly, most notably are Bishop Mūsá of Youth, Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Counselor Edward Ghālib and Ambassador Wahīb al-Minyāwī. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī...
A member in the 18-man committee supervising the papal elections revealed that Bishop Pachomius alone would decide on the names of the seven candidates for the pope position, if a large number of bishops and monks applied, in accordance with the 1957 statute that stipulates candidates must not be...
A member in the 18-man committee supervising the papal elections revealed that Bishop Pachomius alone would decide on the names of the seven candidates for the pope position, if a large number of bishops and monks applied, in accordance with the 1957 statute that stipulates candidates must not be...
Priest Angelus, the secretary of Bishop Pachomius, denied that the interim leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church ran in the elections over the chair of St. Mark the Apostle, adding Bishop Pachomius has over and again said he would not seek any positions and only seeks the service of the church and...
According to the 1957 statute, May 15 will mark the 60th day the papal chair became vacant, Bishop Abrām told al-Ahrām in a meeting attended by Counselors Edward Ghālib and Malak Mīnā, members of the candidacy committee secretariat. Ghālib said the mass media offers suggests incorrect names and...
Bishop Bisāntī of Helwan and al-Ma’sarah also viewed himself unsuitable for the position, adding the papacy is a great responsibility and the church has got persons “more efficient than me”. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, April 28, p. 8] Read original text in Arabic
The most prominent names of applicants were Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod, Bishop of Damietta and Kafr al-Sheikh and head of the Saint Dimyana Monastery, Bishop Yu’annis, Secretary of Pope Shenouda, Bishop Raphael, General Bishop responsible for central Cairo churches, Bishop...
There has been a rumor that 22 of the top metropolitans and bishops were backing presidential candidate ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh, sparking anger that could in turn have a negative effect on all priests in churches and Coptic electorate. Spurred by these rumors, the Holy Synod had to issue a...
There has been a rumor that 22 of the top metropolitans and bishops were backing presidential candidate ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh, sparking anger that could in turn have a negative effect on all priests in churches and Coptic electorate. Spurred by these rumors, the Holy Synod had to issue a...
Bishop Marqus of Helwan and al-Ma’sarah denied any recommendations given by the Holy Synod to any of the candidates for the papal elections. Moreover, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles said that he will meet with a number of priests and bishops who will vote for the next patriarch and will discuss...

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