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The Damanhūr Criminal Court referred the papers of the monks Wā’il Saʿd Tawāḍrūs, and Faltaʾūs al-Maqārī, accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius, to the Grand Mufti for legal opinion on the execution of the death sentence. The court decided to schedule the hearing session for April 24, 2019 to...
A Copt attempted to attack Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II during his weekly sermon on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyyah. The attacker, ‘Adil Līyūn Wahīb, attempted to reach the place the Pope is staying. People panicked, but the security guards succeeded in...
The Media Center of Egypt’s Cabinet denied the news that has been circulating on some websites and social networking sites, that claimed that the closure of three churches in Minya came due to pressure stemming from some who object to the existence of churches in the province.
Events in Minya have escalated recently, and sectarianism has reared its ugly face once again. Bishop Makarius [Makāriyūs], the General Bishop of Minya and Abu Qurqāṣ, remains the champion of the scene, where he alone is held responsible for the aftermath of unrest in the governorate. 
The papal elections committee, entrusted with preparing a new statute on the election of the pope, postponed its first meeting on Tuesday (November 20), which was planned to be devoted to the discussing the 1957 statute. The panel is scheduled to meet Wednesday (November 21).
The new pope, while exiting the papal office to the Cathedral for his enthronement as the 118th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, could not control himself and wept with joy.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II is considering the re-formation of the church tribunals that used to be headed by Bishop Bīshūy.
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod is holding on Thursday (November 21) its first meeting after the investiture of Pope Tawāḍrūs II as elections of the Synod’s secretariat and subcommittees will be held. 
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Barr, the dean of the Usūl al-Dīn (Muslim Theology) College in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlia governorate, and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Irshād (Guidance) Office, said he attended the new Coptic Orthodox Pope enthronement ceremony because it is a kind of good deed ordered by...
The postponement of a meeting that was scheduled to take place between President Muḥammad Mursī and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the al-Itiḥādīyah presidential palace on Tuesday (November 20) raised controversy in political circles. 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Monday (November 19) received a delegation of the Popular Current alliance led by its founder, former presidential candidate Ḥamdīn Ṣabbāhī, who stressed his respect for the role played by the church and the Azhar in the protection of moderation in the Egyptian society
Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Monday (November 19) received a delegation of the Popular Current alliance led by its founder, former presidential candidate Ḥamdīn Ṣabbāhī, who stressed his respect for the role played by the church and the Azhar in the protection of moderation in the Egyptian society. 
President Muḥammad Mursī decided to intervene to settle the crisis of the constituent assembly after the majority of political and societal powers that do not belong to political Islam groups quit it.
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar is discussing in a meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II the reasons behind the church’s withdrawal from the panel and bones of contention as the quitting members did not officially offer their resignations. 
Dr. Ḥasan al-Shāfʿī, Chairman of the Arabic Language Academy, who is also a representative of the Azhar in the panel, said the Azhar and the church are in agreement on the need to keep Article II of the constitution intact. 
Bishop Būla, the spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said the church has received phone contacts with leading figures of the panel regarding the return to the constitution-writing panel, adding the final decision in this respect is up to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
Dr. Saʿd al-Katātnī, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, instructed Coptic members of the FJP to open dialogue with leaders of churches that quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt and to set a date for a meeting with them in two days in an...
Archpriest Angelus Isḥāq, Secretary of Pope Tawadros II, said the church’s position regarding the constituent assembly has not changed, adding the decision to quit the panel was in agreement with other Christian denominations.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II received Ambassador Muhammad Rifā’ah al-Tahtāwī, the Chief of the Presidential Cabinet on Thursday (November 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīyah as a church source said the meeting falls within the framework of efforts by the...
Dr. Ṣafwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said Sāwī’s statements that he voted on behalf of the church inside the constituent assembly were a “joke in a time when Egypt lost its sense of humor”.

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