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All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
Monday (October 29) will be the day long awaited by Copts – eight months – to elect a successor for Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, to sit on the chair of Saint Mark, one of the apostles of Jesus, and who preached the Gospel in Egypt.
The Coptic Orthodox congregation and clergymen are continuing preparations in order to have honorable papal elections to bring the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012.
Members of the nominations and elections committees under the acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius started works inside Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, to examine all 81 contests submitted against the 17 candidates – seven bishops and 10 monks – vying over the chair of Saint Mark. [Marco ‘...
The Committee for the Coptic Orthodox Papal Nomination is due to meet on the September 4 to start receiving appeals to the Patriarchal candidates. After receiving all appeals, the committee will create a shortlist of between five and seven candidates based on order of preference, taking all appeals...
The voter registration committee on the election of the 118th pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church stopped receiving more contests against the voter lists, settling for the 150 challenges it had received. [
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Bishop Dimitrius of Mallawī and al-Ashmūnīn, al-Minya Governorate, has called on Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch not to permit the candidacy of Bishops for the position of patriarch and to restrict the candidacies to monks “so that spiritual and church laws not be broken.”
A first circuit court will hear in September the suit brought by Engineer Mājid Mikhā'īl requesting a ruling halting the activities of committees supervising the election of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, also scheduled for September.
Pope Tawadros II has appointed Father Ruwaīs Marcos.. 


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