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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 article questions if two candidates who were proposed as successors to Pope Shenouda were intentionally stripped of their priesthood, and questions the accuracy behind the belief.
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...

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