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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to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...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 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. 
Islamist activists in Salafī forums lashed out at Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy Chairman of the Salafī Daʿwah [Call] Movement, over a published photograph showing him hugging Bishop Būla of Ṭanṭā that some have even accused Burhāmī of loyalty to Copts.
All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope.


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