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Though the Coptic Orthodox Church has initiated preparations for the elections of al-Majlis al-Mīlī, some Copts are still calling for amending the council’s law.
Mutāwi‘ Barakāt writes about Egyptian Coptic intellectuals rejection of the idea of increasing the attention that the UN and US have placed on the plight of the Copts in Egypt.
The Church is witnessing some secret moves to pass a new regulation for papal elections. Informed sources close to the Church say that the modifications in the new regulation will tighten the grip of certain people over the church and will bring one of them to the papacy.
Pope Shenouda recently stated that the 1957 regulation is fair, yet it may stand as an obstacle before persons with good qualifications and well-know names who became monks a few years ago, as the regulation stipulates that a candidate to the papal chair should have spent 15 years as a monk. Any...
The author comments on the criteria for electing the pope, believing that they should be changed. He writes that some people may object to such an issue being discussed in public [through printed media], as it may defame the church. He stresses that his opinion that the law should be changed has...
The statements made by Pope Shenouda in his interview with Al-Musawwar magazine have met with mixed reactions, especially what he said about reserving a certain number of parliamentary seats for Copts. Some people expressed doubts that the pope made such a statement. Others condemned it and a third...
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The article reports on a ruling issued lately by the Administrative Court which requires the Egyptian Church to give permission to Christian divorcees to re-marry, a ruling which is rejected by Pope Shenouda.
The author cannot understand how debating an article of the constitution should jeopardize people’s faiths and beliefs. However, some groups insist that questioning the second article of the constitution would lead to a ‘blood bath’ in Egypt.
The author asserts that Egyptians need to return to the process of forging a civil state that uses citizenship rights as the main basis for legislation. He writes that the public must be encouraged to adopt an attitude of ‘religion for God, nation for all’. This will ensure that religion remains -...

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