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The Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt issued a binding decision for engaged couples to attend a pre-marriage counseling course as a condition for marriage as of July 2017. Church leaders considered this decision a step towards minimizing personal status problems after marriage.
The Egyptian press continues to devote attention to the different reactions to the Supreme Administrative Court ruling allowing Christian divorcees to remarry. The church rejected the ruling and considered it against the Bible and church codes. Some authors highlighted the tragic influence of the...
The Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt issued a controversial ruling that guarantees Christian divorcees the right to a second marriage. The Coptic Orthodox Church rejects the ruling and declares that there is no authority on Earth that can oblige the church to go against their conscience....
The article discusses reactions to a recent Supreme Administrative Court ruling which forces the Coptic Orthodox Church to allow Copts that have been divorced through civil courts to re-marry.
The following press review reveals facts about the permission and prevention of a second marriage in the Coptic Orthodox Church. The church does not have a double standard, but it rather considers the details of every particular case.
The Islamic Shari’a is the main source of legislation in Egypt. It states that Islamic laws should not be applied to the personal status cases of non-Muslims. The laws of their religions are to be applied to them. However, personal status law No. 462/1955 contains nine grounds for divorce in...
A Christian woman, allegedly Coptic Orthodox, files a claim against the pastor who signed her marriage contract, accusing him of falsification.
[Khul‘‘ is wife?s request for divorce in return for the dowry and gifts she had received from him]. Pope Shenouda expressed his satisfaction at the fact that the court rejected the khula? request of a Coptic wife. He said that the decision was based on the teachings of Christianity and reflected...
The largest spiritual gathering in France was held recently to show Westerners that not all Arabic speakers are Muslim and that there are a significant number of Christians in the Middle East too.
The Supreme Administrative Court has adjourned two appeals by Pope Shenouda and the Ministry of Interior until September 16, 2006

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