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Under late Pope Kirillus (Cyril) VI of Alexandria, personal status problems of those who sought and were unable to obtain marriage permits disappeared because of his approach that upheld the application of the spirit of the biblical text, not its literal interpretation. Due to his insightful...
Discussing the issue of remarriage for divorcees, Coptic scholar Dr. Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī praises Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III for sticking with what he sees as verses that allow divorce only in cases of adultery. He also thanks Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak for admitting a draft law for...
Pope Shenouda’s rejection of the Administrative Judiciary Court’s ruling granting divorced Christians the right to a second marriage is still drawing wide-scale reactions as many Coptic writers support the pope’s decision on the grounds that the ruling clashes with biblical texts.
In an interview with Ākhir Sā‘a, the head of the Clerical Council, Bishop Bula, acknowledges the existence of a number of problems faced by Copts in Egypt. He slams the law of 1938 and said it runs contradictory to the teachings of the Holy Bible.
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