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Father Andrawus ‘Azīz criticizes the decision made by a bishop to excommunicate those who read the daily independent Rose al-Yūsuf.
Defrocked archpriest Andrawus ‘Azīz says in this interview that there are eight other reasons for Coptic divorce besides adultery, while Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria adamantly still insists that adultery is the sole reason for divorce. This is perhaps because he is trying to consolidate his...
The salary of a priest with a family can be as 200LE, and the church is able to deprive priests of their financial rights at will. Consequently, some priests suffer serious financial hardship.
The author had criticized in a previous article the Church that has been newly established under US registration. The church, under the leadership of Andarāwus ‘Azīz, is dedicated to solving the problem of Copts unable to get divorce or remarry because of the Orthodox Church’s inflexible position...
This article is a message refuting what ‘Ādil Najīb Rizq published in the same newspaper on July 11, 2005. Father Andrāwus ‘Azīz says that ‘Ādil Najīb Rizq based his article on a bundle of lies and slander about Father Andrāwus ‘Azīz, and that the intervention of the law is necessary.
Andarawus ‘Azīz, supposedly a priest, was proved to have been violating the Bible as he explained the sacrament of matrimony in his own way in a bid to attract more supporters for the illegal marriage ceremonies he and his likes are holding.
Thousands of problems are being sent to Pope Shenouda’s office since June 1993, when he issued a law forbidding the marriage of a woman to her brother-in-law and the man to his sister-in-law after their husband and wife’s deaths….
Issues of personal status and dismissed priests show that there is a discrepancy between civil and ecclesiastical rules. The church considers dismissing mistaken clergymen part of its authority. Still, the court deals with the decisions of the church administratively that can be appealed before the...
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 administrative court reinstated an archpriest whom the church deposed because of marrying divorced Copts without obtaining the permission of the church. The church does not allow for divorce except for marital infidelity. That is why it does not allow a second marriage except for the one whose...
The administrative court issued a decree that allows fired priest Andraous Aziz to come back to work. This might draw the church into crisis, especially if it tries to counteract the judicial decision. It also may limit the authority of the church over religious men.
State Council Court established a legal principle stating that the decrees of the Orthodox Church are considered administrative decrees that can be appealed. The establishment of this principle came after the Administrative Court announced its verdict invalidating a decree issued by Pope Shenouda...
The author argues that if Israel is going to benefit from Egyptians’ visit to Jerusalem, then such plans should be cancelled, not due to Egyptian Christians’ religious identity, but their national identity as Egyptians.
An archpriest defrocked by Pope Shenouda III is given back his position by the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court [Editor: The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court is a body of the Council of State.].
Father Andarāwus ‘Aziz claims that the decision to have him defrocked of his priestly duties was marked by unjust improvisation, which is wide-spread in the church administration
The Supreme Administrative Court has nullified the Pope’s decision to defrock a priest.
The lawsuit Archpriest Andrawis Aziz filed against Pope Shenouda to cancel the decision that stripped him of his religious title and the report of the State Council Judges which viewed the decisions of the church as administrative decisions pushed Al-Kalema [the word] Center for human rights to...
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...
A deposed priest says that there is no text in either the law or the Coptic Orthodox canon that forbids a second marriage. He filed a case against the Pope to stop him executing deposition order. He had performed some wedding ceremonies for divorced couples without getting a marriage permit from...
"Giving statements requires being logical and fluent, and everything that lacks reason and does not reveal a truth is not a statement, even in signed by a hundred "intellectuals"!!, whether headed or not headed by Said Al-Naggar [Al-Naggar means the carpenter], the blacksmith, or even Said the car-...
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