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Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
Al-Waṭan made the first interview with Anba Murqus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khaymah, after he assumed the presidency of the Clerical Council for Family Affairs. During the interview, Anba Murqus underscored that the 2016 bill is applied in the personal affairs councils; pointed out that the Unified...
In his interview with al-Fajr Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah discusses crucial current issues in the Coptic Orthodox Church and refutes many allegations against the church and the clergy.
The article discusses the questions surrounding article two of the Constitution, and who has the authority to call for its amendment. The author wonders who has the right to speak on behalf of the Copts.
In a controversial study presented by the dean of the Institute of Theological Studies at the University of Indiana in the U.S, Dr. George Ḥabīb Bibāwī accuses Pope Shenouda III of contradicting inherited Orthodox beliefs and denying fundamentals of Christianity. The study has resulted in a...
Some thousand Copts from the southern city of Naj‘ Ḥammādī have demonstrated over a trial of their bishop based on a complaint signed by 11 of the city’s priests. Demonstrations have moved to the main Cathedral in Cairo, which convinced leaders of the church to send the bishop back to his diocese...
The Coptic Orthodox Church has not yet been invited to the conference that will be held by the National Council for Human Rights despite the fact that a number of Coptic expatriates have already been invited.
Coptic, like Muslim fundamentalism, is not in the interest of Egypt. Usāmah Salāmah from Rose al-Yūsuf discusses different arguments of Coptic figures and responds to them in the following article.
In an unprecedented occasion the Coptic Orthodox Church hosts a symposium where Muslim and Christians are intended to participate in an open objective dialogue to build bridges of intercommunication toward real values of citizenship.
Majdī Khalīl categorizes the Coptic issues handled by the Egyptian press and media and into eight categories, and evaluates this handling.
Bishop Mikhā’īl has issued a decision to freeze the activity of Father Bāsīliūs al- Maqārī for he authored and published five books as well as the monastery’s books without placing the pope’s photo on them. Further reasons for the freeze on his activity were based on the suspicions of church’s...
The European Coptic Association, in order to create ferment in the Egyptian streets, called to unify all efforts exerted and to distribute work evenle between organizations that work inside and outside Egypt rather than working individually, through a working plan based on specific principles.
A few days ago, Islamic thinker Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah was summoned by Judge ‘Abd al-Majīd Maḥmūd, the public prosecutor, to answer accusations brought against him by Lawyer Najīb Jibrā’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization [EUHRO, see: http://www.euhroeg.com/], and Father...
Al-Maydān claims the Coptic Orthodox Church isolated Bishop Marqus and assigned Bishop Rūfā’īl in his place. Bishop Marques denies this.
The writer records some religion men’s opinions on "the al-Sharīf Gospel" and their causes to object it.
Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.
Bishop Marques of Shubrā al- Khīmah asks for classes in fields of technology, media and arts in order to attract youth and make full use of their talents.
The conference about the reform in the Coptic Orthodox Church is still arousing noise. This review presents the comments of Bishop Murqus, the official spokesman of Pope Shenouda III, and other different echoes and comments on the conference.
The Criminal Court of Sohag gave its verdict in al-Kosheh case, in which 57 Muslims and 39 Copts were accused. Ninety-two defendants were set free and four Muslim defendants were sentenced to between one and ten years imprisonment. No one was convicted of murder, although 21 Christians were...
The review presents different news reports from Egypt: Bishop Marqus, the spokesman for Pope Shenouda, asked the government to allow continuance of the “Guidance and Advice sessions.” Parliamentary sessions will be intensively resumed in a new term that is expected to debate proposed...

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