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Ice was broken on Wednesday (March 21) between presidential candidate Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā and Bishop Bīshūy, the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Secretary and a possible successor of Pope Shenouda III, when ‘Awwā visited the Saint Mark Cathedral to offer condolences over the pope....
Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā, Islamic thinker and presidential hopeful, said that the rumors about his tensions with Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod, and Christians or his claims that churches had weapons were groundless. [Author not mentioned, al-Akhbār, March 28, 2012, p. 10] Read...
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta, Kafr El Sheikh, and Barrari, as well as head of the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Damiana for nuns, dedicated an article to the mystery of reincarnation, through which God expresses his love for humankind. The article was published in “al-Karāza”...
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta and Kafr El Sheikh and representative of Pope Tawāḍrūs II handed over an icon to Doctor Tharayyā Bashʿalānī in appreciation of her appointment as chargé d’affairs of the secretary general of the council.
Background: Metropolitan Bīshūy is known to be quite the controversial and outspoken figure in regards to other Christian denominations besides the Coptic Orthodox Church. In 2007, the metropolitan had reportedly made a statement in regards to the Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians in Egypt,...
Al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya denied that its members threatened Copts they would assault them and burn their houses if they voted for presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq. [Mīnā Sāmī, al-Akhbār, June 18, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
Dozens of Coptic women gathered outside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Friday (May 18) to protest statements by Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, in which he called on Christian women to observe modest clothing and “follow in the...
Presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq said Christians are full partners in the nation, pledging if he won the elections, he would choose a highly-efficient Christian woman as vice president to cover religion and sex in the same time. [Ashraf Sharaf and Sarhān Sinnārah, al-Akhbār, May 16, p. 5] Read...
Son: Makram Iskandar Nicola (currently Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta and Kafr al-Shaykh of the Coptic Orthodox Church) Birthdate: July 19, 1942 National ID number: 24207191200114 Bishop Bīshūy's sister: Carmin Iskandar Nicola Birthdate: May 4, 1936 National ID number: 23605040100403 Her...
The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedoms report grilled the ruling authorities in Egypt, which, it said, caused religious freedom violations, adding Egypt, the heart of the Arab Spring, has seen hope turning into panic after human rights deteriorations under the Supreme Council...

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