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“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
In continuation of his administrative reform in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II passed a papal decree appointing Ibrām Imīl (new undersecretary of the Coptic Orthodox papacy‎) as Secretary of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and a member of the Holy Synod in succession to Father Ruways...
Al-Waṭan made the first interview with Anba Murqus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khaymah, after he assumed the presidency of the Clerical Council for Family Affairs. During the interview, Anba Murqus underscored that the 2016 bill is applied in the personal affairs councils; pointed out that the Unified...
In the latest issue of the Church magazine ‘al-Kirāzah,’ Pope Ṭawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark and the Church of Alexandria, announced in an article entitled ‘Spiritual Innovation’ that the bishops, priests, and   laity   administrating bishoprics and councils are to be...
The increasing number of Coptic Orthodox pilgrims to Jerusalem during the Holy Week since the passing away of Pope Shinūda III generated a great debate and a media hype on the Coptic travel ban to Jerusalem the latter had imposed in the 80s as long as the holy territory is under Israeli occupation...
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s Clerical Council has resumed requests for divorce submitted by Copts, after two months while Copts held demonstrations demanding the right to divorce and remarry. Since then, many people have left the Coptic Orthodox Church and joined another denomination in order to be...
  A church source has revealed that Pope Shenouda III, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, is currently examining the crisis of collective resignations from the Orthodox denomination, initiated by the Right to Live Movement at the end of last week.  
Pope Shenouda is reported to have had a number of secret meetings with bishops discussing the Clerical Council's current situation, where Copts have demanded the removal of Bishop Bola, of Tanta, from the presidency of the Council and the appointment of four bishops of his administration. During...
 A number of Copts seeking divorce and a second marriage formed a coalition to defend their rights and present their case to the public. The new Coptic coalition announced this in a conference to discuss the last attack against them in St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.  Read original text in...

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