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The draft of a law for Christian families in Egypt has again resulted in disagreements between churches, which were conveyed in notes sent to the government.
The Holy Synod in a meeting under acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius finalized a program of action for the election of the 118th pope to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, on the chair of Saint Mark the Apostle.
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
Bishop Rafael stated that the refusal of some Coptic streams of Bishop Bola’s appointment in the Constituent Assembly is not well examined. He also stated that the Church does not deal with the Copts as sheep. He added that the wave of atheism that has spread among the Egyptian youth after the...
Bishop Paul, the representative of the Orthodox Church in the Constituent Assembly (also known as the Committee of 50), stated that he has not yet made a final decision on Article 219 of the suspended constitution. The article that has explained the principles of sharī’ah has been left by the...
Bishop Būla, the spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said the church has received phone contacts with leading figures of the panel regarding the return to the constitution-writing panel, adding the final decision in this respect is up to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
Bishop Būla was commenting on statements by Muḥammad al-Sāwī, a member of the assembly, that he was representing the church on the panel. “I am afraid these statements were attributed to him (Sāwī) by mistake.”
Bishop Būla, the representative of the church who quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said the church has not authorized anyone to vote on its behalf over the draft.
A campaign to introduce the five candidates vying over the chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, started through 45-minute TV interviews with each of them, relayed over the three Christian channels – Mar Markous, Aghapy TV and CTV.
The Muslim Brotherhood group said its Murshid (Guide) Muhammad Badīʿ  will visit Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Tuesday (November 27) for the first time since the 118th patriarch’s investiture. 


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