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Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The recent intensive conference seminars, which were supposed to be on doctrine, attacked several Coptic figures and church symbols, including as Father Mattá al-Maskīn, father Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al- Sayyid and Max Michel.
Discussion about the issue of divorce in the Coptic church, the ten conditions under which divorce was allowed in the 1938 law, and Pope Shenouda’s rejection of these conditions.
Gamal Asa’ad discusses the role of the Arab Christians, and Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations. He rejects outside interference in the affairs of the Copts suggesting that such interference is for the benefit of the US and is carried out on the pretext of protecting the human rights...
In this article the author talks about the Pope Shenouda’s medical problems and his disagreement with Father Ibrahīm ‘Abd al-Sayd.
The article deals with the issue of the defrocking of priests and monks as 50 clergymen have been defrocked during the past five years, the most recent of whom were two priests in al-Jīza parish who were defrocked for committing financial excesses and violating canon laws.
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...
Sawsan Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid [daughter of late Father Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid] responds to Rose al-Yousuf’s interview with Bishop Mousa.
The transcript of an interview with Bishop Marcos of Shubrā al-Khaymā about the rules regarding the succession of a pope, church and politics, Father Matā al-Miskīn and other subjects.
The deceased, Father Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid, was a paradigm of how an enlightened cleric should be. He was marked by tolerance and spirituality and was always providing us with information about the old and modern history of the Coptic Church.
A defense of church trials in response to an article published in article of Rose al-Yousuf magazine by Sawsan, the daughter of the late defrocked priest Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid, over whose body the Pope ordered no prayers should be read.
The article is a letter sent to Al-Musawwar by Samir Haleem Mansour, member of Truth Seekers Group in Canada. He comments on the interview the magazine had with Pope Shenouda on the occasion of his 80th birthday. He disagrees with the pope concerning his opinions about voting, Father Matta Al-...
The pastor of the Evangelical church of Apostolic Faith, in Luxor, brought a case against the decision of the Evangelical Maglis El-Milli, which excommunicated him, accused him of heresy and stripped him of his religious title.
Archpriest Andrawis Aziz filed a lawsuit against Pope Shenouda to cancel the decision of the Clerical Council that stripped him of his religious title. The church argued that the court did not have the right to decide upon the Church’s decisions concerning stripping clergymen of their religious...
Pope Shenouda’s secretary denied news about the pope suffering from a blood clot in his foot and this being the reason for his absence from the Wednesday lecture for two weeks. He justified his absence by saying it was to calm the youths’ spirits after the events caused by Al-Nabaa.
Pope Shenouda doesn’t forgive easily those who wrong him, although he often speaks about forgiveness. He didn’t allow anyone to pray over Ibrahim Abdel-Said his aggressive opponent after his death. He refused to forgive Father Aghathon, the monk of Misr Al-Kadima, with whom he had a conflict seven...
In this article, the author praised the astonishing variation of intellectual thoughts of the late priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayed, and listed some of his thorny controversies.
The author begins his article by recounting how the Minister of Justice settled the heated debate between the two counselors Malek Mena and Wasaf Nashed, concerning whether to apply the law of Al-Khula to Christians or not. Then he mentions the role the late priest Ibrahim Abdel Said played in...
Pope Shenouda defends his decision to give instructions that no one should pray over the body of the deceased priest Ibrahim Abd al-Sayed.
A commemorative celebration was held for the national revolutionary father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed (a member of the Commission), in which a number of political, intellectual and religious leaders participated in appreciation and gratitude for the prominent role he played and the support he provided...

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