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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. 
On the 1st of January 2011, just some minutes after the New Year Eve Mass celebration, a huge blast in front of the Saints Church in Alexandria, killed 21 people and left 79 injured. The casualties of this blast go beyond how many were killed and wounded; they reignited the sectarian strife in...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III sent a congratulatory cable to Prime Minister Kamāl al-Janzūrī in which he expressed good wishes for him in his mission as head of a salvation government. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Dec. 9, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Pope Tawadrus II on Saturday (November 10) received the first headquarters of Pope Shenouda III, which is a cell dedicated for him Saint Mark Cathedral, sealed since his death in March 2012. [Girgis Fikrī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 11, p. 4] Read text in Arabic
The St. George Church [ Mār Jirjis al-Shahīd], the first and oldest in Alexandria, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first mass held there in 1959. This year, the Church is holding a major celebration on this occasion. The celebrations comprise many programmes and competitions for all ages...
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 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.
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. 
As the investiture of Bishop Tawadros II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday (November 18) in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, is drawing near, controversy is still heated over whether President Muhammad Mursī would attend the ceremony. [Muhammad...
The new patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, will hopefully be the spiritual extension of several eras of the church since it was first established and until the year 1971, when Pope Shinūda III was selected as the patriarch of Alexandria.
A few days ago, Egypt’s president stood side by side with Pope Tawāḍrūs II to observe the inauguration of the cathedral and the mosque in the new Administrative Capital, as well as to talk about the “tree of love”, which, “we the Egyptians, planted together in Egypt during past years, and which it...
Thousands of Christians and Muslims attended the ceremony to enthrone Bishop Tawāḍrus II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March.
The Coptic Orthodox Church has played a historical role, aided by Egypt’s wisdom and moral and spiritual ethics, in the openness and pluralism of the Egyptian culture and even gave the Egyptian genius an added value.
All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
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.
The Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Friday (November 2) finalized preparations and procedures of the Altar Lot process to pick the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012.
The election of the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church took place on Monday (October 29) in a democratic atmosphere as three out of five candidates will be qualified to the alter lot scheduled for Sunday (November 4) to choose a successor of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March 2012.
The Cardinal Kung Foundation gave its 2012 award to the name of late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III in appreciation of his efforts during the past 40 years to enhance fair peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Copts.
The papal elections will be held today (October 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as 2412 voters will cast their ballots in eight boxes. The voting process will end at 05:00 pm, after which counting will start immediately before announcing the names of three of...
Monday (October 29) will be the day long awaited by Copts – eight months – to elect a successor for Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, to sit on the chair of Saint Mark, one of the apostles of Jesus, and who preached the Gospel in Egypt.

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