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The nominations committee under Bishop Pachomius, the acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, is meeting the 10 monks vying over the papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March.
The two children left the Beni Suef prosecution to an unknown place after orders to release them as security forces intensified presence in ‘Izbit Marco lest retaliatory acts erupt.
The papal nominations committee under Bishop Pachomius starts meetings today (October 5) at the Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, where the body of Pope Shenouda III was laid to rest.
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.
During celebrations commemorating Bishop Pachomius of al-Beheira and the 41st anniversary of his ordination, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II called on the Egyptian people to pray for the peace of the country and to ask God to protect Egypt from all the dangers threatening her at this time.
The Administrative Judiciary Court under Counselor Farīd Tanāghū, vice-president of the State Council, adjourned cases requesting the abolition of decisions by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) appointing Bishop Pachomius as acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The process to elect the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius are worthy of respect and appreciation for the organizing and behaviors, setting good example and giving hope that Egyptians are capable of actively participating in a fine aspired democracy...
Objections to the president’s decrees caused tension and clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in a number of governorates, topped by a most heated Alexandria.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is maintaining its position regarding Mursī’s decrees today (November 24) as Bishop Pachomius and Pope Tawadros II are meeting to discuss the constitutional declaration while Coptic activists termed the decrees as a “setback that marks the beginning of the division of...
Reactions of Egyptians on the streets escalated over decrees by President Muhammad Mursī on Thursday (November 22) sacking the public prosecutor and immunizing his decisions as political, betraying deep divisions within the society as opponents termed them as “rehash of past dictatorship”. [Author...
Mary Zakī, the director of the Mār Jirjis workshop in Shubrā al-Khaymah Bishopric, said the former acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius surprised them with a new request, which is that the new attire of the pope should have a symbol of the sword linked to the belt, adding...
Pope Tawāḍrus II, in a written speech delivered on his behalf by Bishop Pachomius, underlined the importance of an undivided patronizing of the church at the level of all parishes, stressing joint action and unity for the sake of the nation’s peace.
Pope Tawāḍrus II wept during his enthronement ceremony as he was overwhelmed by emotional reception while Coptic zaghārīd (shrills made by women as a sign of joy) were heard as acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius handed the new Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark the papal staff.
Bishop Pachomius handed Pope Tawāḍrus II the papal staff and placed a gold crown on his head amidst standing ovation by all persons who attended the investiture ceremony in the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. 
The Coptic Orthodox Church bells rang on Sunday (November 18) after acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius and members of the Holy Synod enthroned Pope Tawāḍrus II in ceremonies attended by Ambassador Rifāʿah al-Ṭahṭāwī, Chief of the Presidential Cabinet, as delegate of President Muhammad Mursī, Prime...
Monk Bigmy, the deputy of acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius in Marsa Matrouh governorate, said the church has presented to the prosecution the birth certificate of Sarah Ishaq ‘Abd al-Malāk, a Christian girl who reportedly married a Muslim young man. The certificate...
Clergymen attending the ceremony to announce names of the three finalists gave Bishop Pachomius a standing ovation and hailed his efficient running of the church’s affairs in such a hard time the church and the country are going through. 
Many Copts hailed the acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius who fairly and adeptly ran the church’s affairs during a transitional period that followed the death of Pope Shenouda III earlier this year.
Bishop Pachomius said so far 70 children wishing to do the altar lot applied for the procedure that would name the 118th pope of the chair of Saint Mark. Only one child will be picked in a lot on Sunday (November 4). 
The Salafī Front warned the Egyptian church against attempts to internationalize the issue Sarah Ishaq ‘Abd al-Malik, a Coptic girl the Front says has converted to Islam, refusing the description of the issue as “persecution of Copts”. “The church is trying to use the issue as a trump card to get...

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