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A commemorative celebration was held for the national revolutionary father Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed (a member of the Commission), in which a number of political, intellectual and religious leaders participated in appreciation and gratitude for the prominent role he played and the support he provided...
For years, clerical and lay members of the Coptic Orthodox Church have criticized the authoritarian ways of Pope Shenouda III. The standard complaints, that he keeps church finances too close to his chest, refuses debate on issues like divorce, and is too quick to throw his opponents out of the...
Priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed had a very sarcastic pen. When some people tried to bring him and the Patriarch closer to each other, the Patriarch said that it was better for him not to open his case again or everything would be revealed. These words were the words of condemnations, not words of...
In the continuing absence of Pope Shenouda outside Egypt on a trip to America, the Orthodox Cathedral in Abbassia refused to give permission for prayers to be made over the dead body of the priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed pastor of the church of Mari Girgis [St. George] in El-Maadi, in any church of...
I asked Pope Shenouda in a letter to change the laws of electing a pope. These laws permit 90 prelates to stand for election for the position of Pope. This will lead to a series of struggles and disagreements that will split the church. Even if one of these prelates succeeds in winning the...
Researcher Sameh Fawzy, attempting to get a feel for the problems of Copts, designed and implemented a questionnaire to identify their anxieties and suggest solutions. Three prominent public figures (including the Pope) also give their views, which include building of places of worship, divorce,...
Currently, however, a small booklet about "El-Isra’ and Me’rag" (night journey and ascension to heaven) is being distributed among Christian youth as an old, medieval, document authored by an old Syrian Orthodox bishop. The story resembles the night journey and ascension to heaven of the prophet...
The media frenzy caused by the events of Al-Koshh and the exaggerated reactions is a matter which invites us to wonder. Why were all these attempts made to assure a fact!! The Copts enjoy full citizenship and do not face any sort of persecution. Such horror over this issue does not deny there is a...
Marriages among Christians are not stable any more. Cases of divorce became so familiar that some Christian men of religion have divorced their wives and remarried while keeping their positions.
The author demands more organization of monastic life in Egypt.

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