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Watson, who knows Pope Shenouda and many of the Bishops mentioned in the book well, closes his review with Hasan’s words: “It is doubtful that the Copts have made much headway, in their century-long tortuously slow trajectory toward citizenship with equal rights. This statement becomes truer if one...
Council of State rules in favor of NGO status. Circulating rumors about Bishop Kyrillos of Naj al-Hammādī followed by demonstrations. PhD thesis declares Rose al-Yūsuf apostate, showing great divide between liberal minded journalists and traditionalist Islamic scholars.
Early last Friday morning, thousands of Christians of all ages rushed into the church of Virgin Mary in Luxor. The occasion was Bishop Musa calling the Christians of Luxor in an attempt to open a positive conversation to solve the crisis after the people’s out right rejection of the decision...
This article gives an overall view of the case of deposing Bishop Ammonius. It exposes the different reactions of the Christians of Luxor towards the decision of the Holy Council as well as the comment of the Holy Council itself.
An article questioning the soundness of disciplinary acts taken by the Holy Synod against priests and bishops.
During a lengthy interview, Pope Shenouda discusses Coptic identity and history, the Palestinian question, the churches support of President Mubārak in the upcoming elections, the issue of national unity in Egypt and much more.
Bishop Yuānnis speaks about the church in the modern age, arguing that though some laws do need to be updated, there is a general failure to recognize the positive aspects of the church’s laws, in particular those forbidding divorce. He also denies claims that the leading religious authorities are...
The problem of the unrestricted power of those high up in the Egyptian Church resurfaces once in a while. A situation in which a bishop has the power to dictate his orders at will, cause trouble for many people and still keep his position can have disastrous consequences for the church.
Angry masses crowded waiting for the Pope to come out of the Wednesday meeting. People were not quiet as usual, because of what happened the previous Wednesday when people from al-Mahalla al-Kubra gathered around the papal office asking not to dismiss bishop Matthias, bishop of al-Mahalla al-Kubra...
The Orthodox Cathedral in ‘Abbāsīya suffers from a real crisis because of the problems between Pope Shenouda III and his parishioners all over the country…. Many struggles are coming into light recently because of some bishops’ violations of Orthodox teachings….
The Church is at a critical point and state, and the negative repercussions of such a state are creating fierce defensive reactions accusing those opening such portfolio traitors, heretics, and perpetrators. The patience and negligence of such internal problems led to an avalanche of events and...
The statement of the Holy Synod about the impeachment of Bishop Mitias – Bishop of Mahalla – was full of illogical slips and contradictions.
After Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Orthodox Church, accepted the resignation of Bishop Mitias - Bishop of Greater Mahalla – on April 22, the Mahalla Church came under the direct guardianship of the Pope, assisted by Bishop Bīshouy – Bishop of Damietta.
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the Patriarch of the Apostolic See of St. Mark, has called off the sermon of the ordination of clergy, following the session of the synod. He headed angrily to the Anbā Bīshouy Monastery in Wādī al-Natroun to inspect the disputes amongst the bishops regarding the...
Rā’id al-Sharqāwī reports about the Holy Synod meeting of June 18 that decided to dismiss Coptic Orthodox Bishop Mattias.
Hundreds of Copts from al-Mahalla have demonstrated in front of the Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo.
European Union (EU) foreign policy commissioner Javier Solana had talks with Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak over ways of protecting religious symbols and beliefs as part of his efforts to defuse the crisis. During his visit to Egypt, the second leg of his tour of Arab and Muslim nations in the...
The state considered that the problems of the Copts were a source of headaches, preferably to be avoided. Some people claim that the state relaxed after Pope Shenouda was returned to his seat by a new appointment decree. They considered the pope, to be the representative of the Copts in all...
More than 3000 Copts demonstrated in the church of Luxor, asking for the return of Bishop Amonius, the Bishop of Luxor, whom the pope deposed more than a year ago. They objected to the pope’s oral decision not to mention his name in the mass prayers.
An atmosphere of calmness started to prevail in the Bishopric of Luxor, after three weeks of disputes over the decision of deposing Bishop Ammonius. Akhbar Al-Hawadeth met the poles of the dispute and asked them about what happened and what is going to happen.

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