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The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope.
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.
Dozens of Coptic youths demonstrated inside the St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria to protest the candidacy of bishops for the papal elections. 
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 Central Committee on National Awareness for Copts and the Priests Assembly in Alexandria launched a signature campaign calling for excluding the bishops running for the papal chair of Saint Mark to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March.  
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...
Al-Wafd reports Manasá Thābit, a member of the voter registration committee for the Papal elections, as saying that the committee has already received 30 appeals from voters and added that the door for appeals would officially close on Monday, August 20.

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