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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.
Kamal Zakher Musa said that Pope Shenouda’s lecture, to a group of , was disjointed and lacked brightness and passion. He said he did not understand the need for lectures and thought the written word was more powerful. A student gave him two tapes of an earlier lecture one of which had incomplete...
At Pope Shenouda’s weekly Wednesday meeting someone asked him to forgive Father Aghathon, which provoked an angry reaction and various accusations. This article gives Father Aghathon’s response and explains the background to this dispute. Kamal Zakher Musa, a researcher in Coptic affairs also...
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...
For years, clerical and lay members of the Coptic Orthodox Church have criticized the authoritarian ways of Pope Shenouda III. The standard complaints, that he keeps church finances too close to his chest, refuses debate on issues like divorce, and is too quick to throw his opponents out of the...
Bishop Bishoi is the head of the church court and he is the secretary of the Holy Synod. He answered all questions which have been raised because of the story of the body of father Abdel Sayed and why it was forbidden to pray over the body of father Abdel Sayed.
Concerning the monk who held a prayer over the body of Priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed, Father Bishoi said that the Coptic Church was not sure whether Aghathon, the monk, prayed over the body or not. If the Church proved that, then this monk should be punished.
It is not easy to defy the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III - and get away with it - as the family of one dead clergyman has learned. No one - including some of the pope’s most reliable allies - had anticipated the kind of revenge Pope Shenouda had arranged for...
The body of father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed, one of the opponents of the church, was moving from one church to another because his family and friends could not find any Orthodox Church that would pray over his body. Ultimately the monk Aghasun, one of the opponents of the church, prayed over the dead...
Priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed had a very sarcastic pen. When some people tried to bring him and the Patriarch closer to each other, the Patriarch said that it was better for him not to open his case again or everything would be revealed. These words were the words of condemnations, not words of...
In the continuing absence of Pope Shenouda outside Egypt on a trip to America, the Orthodox Cathedral in Abbassia refused to give permission for prayers to be made over the dead body of the priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed pastor of the church of Mari Girgis [St. George] in El-Maadi, in any church of...
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