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The Coptic Orthodox Church’s committee on the amendment of the 1957 statute regarding the election of patriarch is holding its second meeting under Bishop Pachomius of al-Biḥayra to finalize it within one year and prepare it for the next parliament to endorse as law.
Meanwhile, a deadline for the voter registration committee on papal election in the Coptic Orthodox Church expires on Tuesday (July 10) as the final lists will be handed over to acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, July 8, p. 3] Read text in Arabic
Acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius affirmed that the church does not interfere in political affairs nor does it take sides with this or that candidate. “Copts have cast their votes as Egyptian citizens. If anyone votes for a certain candidate, then it happened as citizens,” he said during a meeting...
A prominent bishop at the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that one of the reasons to exclude candidates for the Saint Mark chair will be “ill reputation”. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 15, p. 1] Read text in Arabic
A member in the 18-man committee supervising the papal elections revealed that Bishop Pachomius alone would decide on the names of the seven candidates for the pope position, if a large number of bishops and monks applied, in accordance with the 1957 statute that stipulates candidates must not be...
Priest Angelus, the secretary of Bishop Pachomius, denied that the interim leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church ran in the elections over the chair of St. Mark the Apostle, adding Bishop Pachomius has over and again said he would not seek any positions and only seeks the service of the church and...
Some bishops are now trying to convince Pachomius, who exerted tremendous efforts during a short period of time he ran the church affairs after the death of Pope Shenouda, to run for the papal chair as called by a group of Coptic laymen and clerics, according to a church source who did not want his...
Caretaker patriarch Bishop Bakhomius (Pachomius) denied any amendments in the 1957 statute on patriarch election, affirming that any other statements about extending the duration of this interim period pending the election of a new pope or amending the statute are not true. [Mahmūd Duwayr, al-Ahālī...
Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd ordered immediate investigations into reports accusing the Dutch ambassador in Cairo of attempting to foment sectarian strife by providing his country with misinformation about the conditions of Copts in Egypt. [‘Umar al-Khūlī, al-Sabāh, Oct. 2, p. 3] Read...
Around fifty Copts from the al-Qusiyya bishopric have signed a petition to Pope Shenouda complaining about what they call the protestant penetration of the Orthodox Church.

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