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Pope Shenouda will not attend the Mass that Pope John Paul II will pray in the covered hall. The reason is that the rituals of the Mass are different between the Catholic and the Orthodox rites. It is expected that Pope Shenouda will send a representative to the Mass.
This article gives some of the historical background to the disagreement between the churches covering the Council of Chalcedon, and then the Council of Ephesus in 428 AD when the Patriarch of Constantinople stated that Mary was not holy and that she was only the mother of Jesus, not more...
The question that Copts are asking now is whether the meeting of Pope John Paul II with Pope Shenouda will end or at least quicken the ending of the conflict between the Orthodox and the Catholic Churches. The disagreement goes back to more than 1500 years ago. It centers on a main issue, which is...
Christians in Egypt constitute more than twenty-seven denominations. The Coptic Orthodox is the majority denomination, followed by Coptic Catholics and then Evangelicals who have several denominations. There is just a difference in belief between these denominations, it is not a conflict or a...
Gamaal As’ad responds to an article by a Catholic priest in last week’s Rose El-Youssef magazine which attacked the Coptic church, and in which the priest wrote amongst other things concerning the Egyptian Orthodox Church: "these people have transformed our sacred message into shouts and uproars....
Father Dr. Christiaan van Nispen s.j., one of the members of our board of advisors, spoke with Atef Helmy, the author of the article "Fatawi Battles between Christian Denominations" in Rose El-Yousef, February 22-28, 1999 which has been strongly criticized by several Orthodox priests.
The stance on baptism of the Orthodox church is not new "but never before has it been expressed in so explicit terms".
The article is an attack on the Coptic Orthodox refusal to accept the baptism of the Coptic Catholic and Coptic Evangelical churches in Egypt. However, claims are made that Orthodox priests say are factually not true. Some Orthodox priests were consulted and their comments are found in the...
The Ministry of Justice is now studying the unified law of the Christian churches in order to introduce it to the People’s Assembly.
The Vatican International Family Conference, organized for the first time in Cairo, witnessed a heated discussion on more heated issues, from abortion, artificial insemination and homosexuality to female circumcision.

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