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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. 
The Damanhūr Criminal Court referred the papers of the monks Wā’il Saʿd Tawāḍrūs, and Faltaʾūs al-Maqārī, accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius, to the Grand Mufti for legal opinion on the execution of the death sentence. The court decided to schedule the hearing session for April 24, 2019 to...
The ecumenical dialogue and the review of differences, that created the great schism in 451 in the Council of Chalcedon, constitute an essential point in the existing conflict inside the Coptic Orthodox Church between the hard-line and the reformist currents. The hard-line current that had been...
  Egyptian media articles released this morning tackled many issues, some of which are reviewed below:
We are all witnessing that the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius by a monk inside the monastery is a hardship the Egyptian Church is enduring. The Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod had to defrock this monk, after evidences proved his involvement in the crime.  That killing was a tragic incident which...
In few days the year 2018 will end, but major events occurred that will need decisions of the Holy Synod, presided by Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
The Holy Synod Secretary Bishop Daniel stated that the Coptic Orthodox Church issued no statements regarding the decision to defrock two monks of the St. Makarius Monastery, also known as Abu Maqār Monastery, for not complying to the regulations of monastic life and disobeying the abbot of their...
Yesterday morning, The Coptic Orthodox Church was shaken by the murder of Bishop Epiphanius, the Abbot of the Monastery of St. Makarius in Wādī al-Natrūn. The preliminary police investigations revealed that the murderer hit the victim on the back of his head with a sharp object breaking his skull...
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
In an interview hosted by Sky News TV Channel, Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, Tawāḍrūs II, said that Bishop Epiphaniyūs, who was killed close to his cell inside the Abū Maqār Monastery (St. Makarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery), was cherished and respected by everyone, adding, that in...

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