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The Cardinal Kung Foundation gave its 2012 award to the name of late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III in appreciation of his efforts during the past 40 years to enhance fair peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Copts.
All Copts of Egypt will most probably come together on a key demand for the new pope, which is to avoid getting the church involved in politics and to clearly separate between religion and political activism by concentrating on the church’s spiritual role.
The papal elections will be held today (October 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as 2412 voters will cast their ballots in eight boxes. The voting process will end at 05:00 pm, after which counting will start immediately before announcing the names of three of...
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.
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a legal memorandum to the Administrative Court exhorting it to turn down all lawsuits against his appointment and cancellation of the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, Oct. 28, p. 3] Read text in...
Many question marks have been surrounding the five the candidates to succeed Pope Shenouda III as patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church in light of talk inside the church on the need to have a pope would not venture into politics.
Bishop Bula of Tantā, the official spokesman for the committee overseeing the papal elections, said he had contacts with Minister of Interior Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn on securing the elections, adding the minister will give instructions to deploy some fire engines and ambulances inside the Saint Mark...
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.
Bishop Bula, the official spokesman for the papal elections committee, said there is no judicial supervision over the elections scheduled for Monday (October 29), adding the committee will choose six aides from the 2412 voters to help oversee the voting process.
Christian denominations exhorted President Muhammad Mursī that school syllabi include all epochs of Egyptian history, including the Coptic one, said Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical church.
Bishop Danyāl of al-Ma'ādī, speaking after the mass held by Archpriest Raphael Ava Mina, Archpriest Pachomius al-Suryānī, Archpriest Seraphim al-Suryānī, Bishop Tawdrus of al-Beheira and Bishop Raphael of Central Cairo Churches, said that the candidates are not in a state of competition over the...
Egypt's Orthodox Christians start today (October 22) fasting for three days within preparations for the election of the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, scheduled for October 29 as the five candidates for the Saint Mark chair held a mass service at the Virgin Mary Church in the southern...
Bishop Bula, the spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said the church has not so far extended an invitation to President Muhammad Mursī to attend the enthronement of the 118th pope of the chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012.
Bishop Mūsá of Youth denied that Bishop Raphael withdrew from the election to bring the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March.  
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
 Bishop Bula of Tantā, the spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church and a member of the nominations committee for the papal elections, said the committee is still working in Wādī al-Natrūn, adding the announcement of the seven names that will vie over the chair of Saint Mark is not expected this...
Bishop Bula of Tantā, the official spokesman for the papal elections committee, said no candidate has been disqualified so far, adding the committee has already met the 10 monks to get to know about their ideas and opinions.
 Bishop Bula of Tantā, the official spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that Bishop Kyrillos of Milan withdrew from the elections over the papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March.
A source in the church’s papal elections committee said Bishop Tawdrus of al-Beheira and Archbishop Rufail Afamina, a monk in the Mar Mina Monastery, were the first two candidates in the final list for the papal patriarchal elections.
The pope’s position is target for many fame seekers and the candidacy of bishops will hurl the church into a stage of account settling, said Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and coordinator of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Laymen Front. [Amīrah ‘Awad, al-Wafd, Oct. 9, p. 3] Read text in Arabic

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