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Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
Despite confessing before the official investigation authorities of his complicity with the defrocked Monk Ishʿayāʾ al-Maqārī in the murder of Anbā Epiphaniyūs, Bishop of the St. Makāriyyūs Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, but the Holy Synod’s Monastic Affairs Committee has not yet decided the fate of...
In a statement to the press, Pope Tawāḍurūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria of Egypt, said that the Church considers the killing of the Abbot of the Anba Maqār Monastery ‘a criminal offense’ which has been properly investigated by the relevant and competent legal authorities. “More than 400...
The Committee of Faith and Dogma of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, headed by the General Bishop of the Youth, Bishop Mūsa, has submitted a classified report to Pope Tawadros II on doctrinal offenses committed by members of the Alexandria Priest Seminary for Theological Studies. 
The Higher State Security Court continued examining the case about the publication of scandalous photos of the expelled monk in al-Mowagha paper, in which the Editor-in-Chief of the paper and another journalist are accused.
The Emergency State Security Misdemeanor Court decided to suspend the examination of the cases against Al -Nabaa and Akher Khabar newspapers until it has made a decision concerning the request from the defense to change the members of the jury. The head of the court said that the reasons the...
President Mubarak received Pope Shenouda in Ras al-Tin palace. In a two hour meeting the president and the pope discussed issues concerning Copts and how to maintain national unity. Neither party made a statement after the meeting.
Swift intensive efforts were made this week to contain a Muslim-Christian crisis due to a blasphemous article, by a Muslim writer, about a former monk. Thousands of angry youths protested against the article, the Government was accused of being in collusion with the paper, Pope Shenouda...
Mamdouh Mahran, chief editor of the weekly al-Nabaa, claimed that a former Coptic monk had practiced prostitution inside the church. Mahran was highly criticized in Egyptian media and was accused of damaging national unity. His article provoked angry protests by Copts in Assiut and in the main...
The transcript of an interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman with Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá, in which Mūsá provides a background of his work and publications. Mūsá further describes his own experiences and confrontations with the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt.
On August 2, 1997 the L.A Times published an alleged claim of Christians being tortured in Pakistan, but at the same time, nothing was mentioned about the confirmed massacres perpetrated daily by Israel, protected by the right of veto. On August 14, 1997, the same newspaper published an...
Subtitle:- Three Christian lawyers defend the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood who is accused of insulting Egyptian Christians.Last April, one of the weekly papers published declarations that were alleged to have been made by the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, in which he was...
The increasing phenomenon of the deposition of Orthodox priests has caused great controversy within the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The author probes the reasons behind the defrocking of two priests, Father Mina Ishaq and Father Bisada Zakī.
A church source explains that publishing the pictures of defrocked priests was not to expose them but to warn other Copts against them. Because there are no special laws specifying clergymen’s uniforms, defrocked priests can commit irregularities.
The church has given a decision stripping a priest in al-Jīza of his priesthood after being found guilty of collecting funds for himself in the name of the Coptic cathedral.
Father Bisādā Zakī, whose name at birth was Fakhrī Zakī Fakhrī, has been defrocked and dismissed from his position at the Giza Bishopric. The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate has warned its followers against having future financial dealings with the defrocked priest.
Father Mīnā Ishaq Hābīl was defrocked of his ministerial credentials and removed from the Giza Bishopric Church for financial irregularities, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate announced yesterday in a statement.
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria has given orders to defrock two priests for violating the church’s teachings.
Monk Georgios Al-Samueli praised the wisdom, kindness and nobility of President Mubarak. He expressed the opinion that while the world is fighting and using destructive machines to destroy and knock down, he is building and calling for peace and fraternity.

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