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Within the Coptic Orthodox Church lies a controversial issue: whether to remain strict in the separation of the Church from other churches since the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, or to open a real dialogue with other communities in order to overcome the differences of the past 16 centuries. 
Bishop Angaelos [Anjilūs], the Pope’s secretary for the Coptic Orthodox dioceses of the USA, returned to Egypt this week and met Pope Tawāḍrūs II yesterday to discuss the demands of the priests and the congregation of t Northern Shubra, Cairo, which he supervised before he was appointed secretary...
On Sunday, the French Coordination for Eastern Christians convened in Paris under the theme: ‘Against Discrimination and Violence of Eastern Christians and other Minorities’. High-level representatives of Islamic and Christian clergy participated in the conference, beside a number of journalists,...
In his speech, during the inauguration of St. Helena and St. Anasimone Church of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York in Queens, Pope Tawāḍrūs II stated that Egypt has a great history dating back to thousands of years, pointing out that there are strong indications of improvement of its...
The Orthodox Coptic Church will this week carry out the largest reshuffle of its internal administration since Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark,assumed office, involving senior figures in the Holy Synod and regional clerical councils....
Dozens of Coptic women gathered outside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Friday (May 18) to protest statements by Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, in which he called on Christian women to observe modest clothing and “follow in the...
Bishop Abrām of al-Fayyoum, the secretary of the committee receiving papers of candidates for the papal chair in succession of Pope Shenouda III, refused to reveal names of applicants, adding the names of the seven candidates, of whom three to be selected, will be announced on May 15. [Ashraf Sādiq...
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