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The secretary of the Holy Synod, Bishop Rafael, congratulated the elected president, based on the preliminary results.
View days before the convention of its Holy Synod from November 21 – 23, the Coptic Orthodox Church has defined its agenda on the geographical delineation of the dioceses of Lower- and Upper-Egypt, the upgrading and ordination of a number of bishops, as well as the repositioning of the diaspora...
Research interns at the Center for Arab-West Understanding - Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal, a postgraduate researcher from the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University (India) and Youssef el-Banna [Yūsuf al-Banna], a Social Science and Law student at the University of...
Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, called for establishing a council for Egyptian churches to be tasked with negotiating with the new regime to achieve Copts’ demands, stressing unity of Christian denominations to seek solutions for Coptic problems, including the...
In an attempt to monitor the situation of Copts around the world, we observe in Australia the visit of Bishop Rāfāʾīl, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, in Canada the struggle of Copts against sex education, and in America a verdict of 175 years in prison for assaulting minors.
Following the recent terrorist attacks against churches and Copts in Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod is planning to prepare a historical documentation of these incidents to commemorate the martyrs and the injured.
“This design is preliminary and not final,” said Rev. Būlus Ḥalīm, official spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, commenting on a picture of the cathedral in the new administrative capital, which was released by al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ and signed by Pope Tawāḍrūs II. 
It has been three years since President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi has been sworn in as the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt after winning the presidential elections on 3 June 2014. During his rule, a new page was opened for the Copts in Egypt. In fact, the thinkers and the Christian clerics see...
The Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod decided on Friday to make February 15 of each year the commemoration day for martyrs of faith in contemporary Egypt.  This date marks the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya by Dā'esh on February 15, 2015.
Bishop Benyamīn of the Menūfiyya Diocese said that the inclusion of the constitutional particularity of personal status for Egyptian Christians, which will be drafted in the upcoming meeting of Egypt's churches representatives, does not weaken the law.
According to Akhbār al-Yawm, the Coptic Al-Wasat Movement cited the Holy Synod as saying that terrorism drives us towards loving all.
Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod and General Bishop of the Cairo Center Churches, Bishop Rūfa'īl, personally thanked Bishop Makarios, the General Bishop of Minya and Abū Qūrqās, Upper Egypt, for rejecting the customary reconciliation session in relation to the incident of Al-Karma. 
Fādī Yūsuf, coordinator of Egypt's Copts Coalition, said that the new personal status clauses, which were unanimously approved by the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod led by Pope Tawadros II, provide solutions to most of the issues related to Christian families.  
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church confirmed that the Holy Synod, including its clerical members, is the sole representative of and legislature for Copts. This came in response to a call submitted by members of the Coptic Orthodox congregation on the official website of the Church on facebook,...
The occasion was marked by a ceremony at the headquarters of the Coptic Evangelical Church, and was attended by Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, with the participation of the Heads of the other member churches of the Council: Rev. André Zaki, head of...
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, revealed the Church's intention to submit the Unified Law Place of Worship for approval by the House of Representatives, prior to the Personal Status Law.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, received Gerard Larcher, president of the French Senate, and the delegation accompanying him, in the papal headquarter in `Abassiya, Cairo.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, said that the personal status file has many problems. The Church Canon Law on matrimony is based on Jesus Christ's teaching, when he says: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his...
Ambassador Hātem Saif al-Nasr, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Vatican, met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The discussion revolved around ways to boost cooperation between Egyptian religious institutions, especially...
Hānī `Ezzat al-Masrī, founder of Victims of Personal Status Law Association declared a peaceful gathering in front of the Parliament building to protest against the statement delivered by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, during his...

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