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The article explains that Pope Shenouda is now against reform, although he has once been one of its strongest supporters.
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 Coptic Orthodox Church is experiencing an ongoing conflict between Christian clerics regarding the successor of Pope Shenouda.
The selection for pope number 118 of the Egyptian Orthodox church has been narrowed down to three top personalities: Bishop Bīshūy, Bishop Mūsá and Bishop Yu’annis.
This press review deals with a controversial announcement made by Max Michel, a Christian who split from the Coptic Orthodox Church and set up a church in the Muqattam area and named himself Archbishop Maximus I, amidst an outcry from the Egyptian mother church and severe criticism.
Last Friday, Bishop Yu’annis said the first mass at the Virgin Mary Church in al-Rihāb. Meanwhile, Pope Shenouda has decided to appoint Fathers Fīlopātīr Ramzī, Boulus Majdī and Antonious Emile to be in charge of the spiritual service in the area until new priests are ordained.
A photograph with the caption: His Holiness the pope met on Tuesday morning, May 9, with Professor Andreas Van Agt, a former prime minister of Holland. Bishops Marqus, Youhanna, You’annis, Angelius and Armiyā also attended the meeting along with Mr. Kees Hulsman and Dr. Mona Zakī.
Rose al-Yousuf congratulates the three Egyptian Christian religious men for being chosen as members of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches.
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...
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria is chairing a meeting of the World Council of Churches held in Brazil accompanied by a delegation of senior clergymen from the Egyptian Orthodox Church.
Victor Salama writes a report on the sectarian attacks in al-‘Udaysāt, Luxor, resulting in the deaths of two Christians.
Reviewer: ‘Amr al-Misrī One person has been killed and around 17 injured in Muslim-Christian clashes in the village of al-‘Udaysāt, Luxor, after Muslims allegedly attacked a church, which had been built without a license. A local priest accused the security forces of being slow to intervene.
The American Coptic Association mentioned that Bishop Yo’annis, secretary to Pope Shenouda, joined Islam under threats from Muslims during Al-Kosheh incidents and that father Bola of Al-Kosheh church, and Bishop Wissa of El-Balyana were witnesses to the incident.
Pope Shenouda said that many of the Copts’ problems had been solved in Mubarak’s time, most importantly the issue of the building of churches. He said that his message to emigrant Copts addressed three points: the court’s decision in the case of Al-Kosheh, the tearing down of a building belonging...
Michael Meunier, president of US Copts Association, was upset about the statements Al-Ahram, January 31, attributed to bishop Yo’annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda, in which he supposedly criticized the World Council of Churches which was seen as a response to a statement of the World Council...
According to Al-Ahram issue of January 31, 2001 H.G. Bishop Anba Youannes, criticized the World Council of Churches (WCC) for holding private meetings or working sessions or even having private recommendations on specific issues. H. G. also asked that not only the Coptic orthodox church but also...
Though some shops damaged in the riots in Al-Kosheh suffered damaged amounting to 200,000 EgP a ministerial decision has limited the maximum compensation that any individual who suffered loss in the riots will receive from the Egyptian government to 1,000 EgP.
At the "Quddaas Al-Arbaien" held last Thursday in the Archangel Michael Church for the spirits of those who were killed in Al-Kosheh was presided over by Bishop Wissa of Al-Balyana and Dar Al-Salaam, General Bishop Yo’annes, the delegate of His Holiness the Pope, and the secretary of the pope. A...
We love Egypt from the bottom of our hearts and wish it well everywhere we go. It is painful for us to see that its reputation is damaged on the Internet, wire agencies, foreign newspapers and foreign broadcasts. All this attention was over a small village in Upper Egypt: Al-Kosheh village. Local...
Al-Usbua received two letters for the editor in defense of bishop Wissa. Al-Usbua responds.


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