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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
Controversy on social media continues after Pope Tawāḍrūs decided to allow Dr. George Ḥabīb Bibāwī to return to the Coptic Church. Bibāwī, a former teacher in the Coptic Clerical & Theological College, was excommunicated from the Coptic Orthodox Church, by the Holy Synod under Pope Shinūda III...
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.
Bishop Anṭūniyyūs, Metropolitan of Jerusalem, visited the Diocese of Damietta, Kafr al-Shaykh and al-Barārī.
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center (COCC) under the supervision of Bishop Irmiyā, the General Bishop and head of the center, is participating in its 7th Coptic Orthodox book fair.  The book fair will run until November 22 in the Saint Athanāsiyūs room of the Anbā Ruways Church under the St. Mark’s...
On February 1, 2019, I visited the Monastery of St. Makarios with a Dutch church group that made a journey into the spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Questions were asked and we visited the bookstore of the monastery where we bought several translated publications of Father Matta al...
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced today that it will open a new section in the Institute of Coptic Studies to teach «Arab Christian heritage», for the first time, at the beginning of the new academic year 2019/2020, which sparked widespread controversy among Copts on social networking sites...
President ‘Abdul Fattaḥ al-Sīsī issued Decision No. 198 of 2019 on forming the Board of the Coptic Orthodox Endowments Authority (COEA) under the chairmanship of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
During the Sunday Mass, the Palm Sunday has been celebrated with the Incense Chapel. The priest lit the incense in front of the altar and then lit the cross and the icon of the Palm, decorated with palm fronds and flowers, reciting the chapters of the cycle known as the cycle of the Cross.
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. 

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