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The conflict between the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] that lies in the Old City of Jerusalem began in 1820 and was impacted by the situations in the two countries and involvement of other international groups, who used the issue as...
A decades-old conflict between Egyptian and Ethiopian monks over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] in Jerusalem has flared up once again.
In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
For two hours, the Egyptian TV Channel TEN, aired on Wednesday the interview Pope Tawāḍrūs II gave to media anchor ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd during his program al-Raʾyu al-ʿĀm (the public opinion).
After a four-day visit to Jerusalem, the patriarchal delegation of the Coptic Orthodox Church has returned to Cairo. The delegation who acted on behalf of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, met Egypt’s ambassador to Israel, Khālid ʿAzmī, who is the coordinator of the Ministry of foreign Affairs in confirming the...
The delegation of Pope Tawāḍrūs II had just arrived in Jerusalem in order to follow up the issue of the Dayr al-Sulṭān Monastery. According to the spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Būlus Ḥalīm, Israel’s newly appointed ambassador to Egypt, Khālid ʿAzmī, is to receive the Coptic Orthodox...
 In an expected step, the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Church issued a strongly worded statement in which it attacks the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, accusing the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, Tawāḍrūs II, of “issuing a false statement about the history of the monastery of Deir...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II explained that Egypt is ready to receive the Ethiopian Patriarch at a time of his choosing; However the representative of the Coptic Church in Addis Ababa has received a letter from the Ethiopian Patriarch postponing his visit to Egypt for the resolution of the Blue...
It seems that after President Mursi and his government have failed to resolve the crisis, there is no other solution than to include the Coptic Orthodox Church into the discussion. The connection between the Coptic Orthodox Church and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church could be the last chance to...
The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...

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