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Within the Coptic Orthodox Church lies a controversial issue: whether to remain strict in the separation of the Church from other churches since the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, or to open a real dialogue with other communities in order to overcome the differences of the past 16 centuries. 
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 ecumenical dialogue and the review of differences, that created the great schism in 451 in the Council of Chalcedon, constitute an essential point in the existing conflict inside the Coptic Orthodox Church between the hard-line and the reformist currents. The hard-line current that had been...
Anba Bīshūy, or Makram Iskandar Niqūlā, the 76-year-old Metropolitan Bishop of Damietta, Kafr al-Shaykh and al-Brārī, died of a heart attack early in the morning on Wednesday. Pope Tawāḍrūs II mourned the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Bīshūy, and the funeral prayers will be held at Monastery of Saint...
The article reports on the death of Bishop Bīshūy, which was announced by Egypt’s Coptic Church last Wednesday. The funeral service was held in the Monastery of Saint Dimiyānā, without papal presence due to Pope Tawāḍrūs’ pastoral visit to the USA.
Father Bishoy, Bishop of Damietta and Kafr el-Sheikh, issued official regulations for all churches to ban women, and girls over the age of 11, from attending communion (a holy church ritual) wearing make-up, trousers, or blouses.
In his sermon consecrated to Bishop Bishoy on his 40th Death Day, Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Pope Tawāḍrūs described the late Metropolitan bishop as ‘a discerning person’ who managed to build spiritual fraternal ties to his congregation, and strong friendship bonds to the...
Pope Tawadros appoints Bishop Paula in place of Bishop Bishoy
An interview discussing the death of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)

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