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The Holy Synod under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius announced that the deadline for receiving applications for running in the elections to succeed Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, will expire on Saturday (May 19). [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, May 18, p. 7] Read text in...
Meanwhile, Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, the chairman of the registration committee in the papal elections, said nearly 700 voters archons from the different parishes were registered, adding the issue of registering expatriate Copts has not been settled yet. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm,...
“We will mobilize the whole Egyptian people to protest if Article 2 of the Constitution failed to spell out the Islamic sharī’ah as the main source of legislation,” said Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, the vice chairman of the board of the al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) group. [Muhammad Abū al-‘Aynayn...
“We will mobilize the whole Egyptian people to protest if Article 2 of the Constitution failed to spell out the Islamic sharī’ah as the main source of legislation,” said Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, the vice chairman of the board of the al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) group. [Muhammad Abū al-‘Aynayn...
Copts’ choices will not be out of these three after they dropped Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh out of their calculations the moment he struck alliances with Islamist groups, let alone his past as one of the leading turncoats from the Muslim Brotherhood group and the emergence of file photos of...
In another development, the al-Minya Criminal Court and the Emergency Supreme State Prosecution Court sentenced 12 to rigorous life term and acquitted eight others for fomenting sectarian strife in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya, and endangering national uinity in the Upper Egyptian governorate. The convi...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah, for his part, urged all segments of the Egyptian society to do their national duty by actively participating in the presidential elections to be held on Wednesday (May 23) and Thursday (May 24). Jum’ah called for respecting the will of the people and the...
The central committee on national awareness for Copts, affiliated to the Orthodox Church in Alexandria, apologized for not convening a conference titled “No for Directing (voters),” which was supposed to be held on Monday (May 21), due to pressures, the committee said in a statement. The committee...
The Church’s Holy Synod reiterated that it will not back a certain candidate versus another, adding it stands on the same distance towards all candidates but prays that the Lord would choose for Egypt the best one who would observe justice and equality among all citizens. “The church leaves the...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius called on Muslims and Copts to participate in the election of a new president. “We, as a church, believe that a good ruler is sent by the Lord. Any person, Christian or not Christian, should shoulder that spiritual responsibility of...

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