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Not only was al-Azhar one of the only educational institutions in existence before Muḥammad ʻAlī, it was also always at the helm of the Egyptian independence movement.  Its scholars were leaders in the successful efforts to liberate Egypt from French occupation. They were also the leaders of the...
Since the death of Pope Shinūda III, several film and television production studies have expressed their excitement to produce works portraying the life of the most famous pope in the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and several actors have expressed their desire to play the role of the pope...
Over the last two decades, the Coptic Orthodox Church has expressed its opposition to several films and television shows, both domestic and international, resulting in the cancellation of some of these works and censorship of others.  The reasons for the church’s disapproval vary.
The Orthodox Copts commemorated the return of the remnants of the 20 Coptic martyrs who were killed by members of ISIS in Libya in 2015. Prayers for the martyrs were held at home to limit the spread of Coronavirus. 
Dr. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Qunṣuwa, Governor of Alexandria, and the leaders of the Coptic denominations participated in the funeral of Bishop ʿĀdil Zakī, Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria for the Catholics of the Latin rite in Egypt, which took place at St. Catherine's Church in Alexandria on Wednesday evening.
Archpriest Salīb Mattá Sawirus, member of Coptic Church Milī (Lay) Council (al-Majlis al-Milī), said: “On the contrary of what ‘Abd al-Ghaffūr said, Pope Tawadros is being a great example of Christian forgiveness. His messages to Copts are always about praying for the nation.
  Coptic Orthodox Bishop Baphnotius of Samalūt, one of the nine papal candidates who was endorsed  by the Coptic Orthodox papal elections committee, and also attributed to as "the thinker" by many, delivered an interview to al-Sabāh . Asked about his opinion on the Article of Statute passed in 1957...
A state of anxiety and tension is overwhelming the headquarters of the Holy Synod secretary after almost confirmed information that Pope Tawāḍrūs was planning a shakeup within the Synod’s administrative structure that would include changing Bishop Bīshūy, who has been the Synod’s secretary for 27...
Kāmil Siddīq, Secretary of the Alexandria Millī Council, said the election of the General Millī Council as well as those in governorates is among the top-priority issues of Pope Tawāḍrūs’s agenda.
President Muhammad Mursī on Friday (Nov. 8) issued a presidential decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark as the decree was received by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius. [‘Imād Khalīl, ‘Id ‘Abd al-Jawād, Rashā al...

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