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The decision to ban last Friday the popular Father Makārī Yunān from delivering sermons was highly controversial within the Church, which prompted the Coptic Orthodox Pontiff, Pope Tawadrūs, to arrange a meeting with Makārī upon his return from his trip to Europe. The Pope met with Father Makārī,...
Dr. Sālem ‘Abd al-Jalīl, Professor of Islamic Culture and former Undersecretary of Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments, criticized Pope Tawadrūs’ decision to suspend Father Makārī Yunān of St. Mark Church in Clot Bey. “I call on Pope Tawadrūs to amend his decision”, ‘Abd al-Jalīl said, adding “Ideas and...
Priest Philopater has been pardoned after completely distancing himself from politics and from participating in any political party.
Father Philopater, former member of al-Ghad political party of the Egyptian opposition was sustained as a priest following his strong worded articles against the Egyptian regime. Pope Shenouda issued a remission five months prior to the official end of the penalty.
The author wonders about the real reasons for canceling the church trial of the bishop of Naj‘ Ḥammādī, Bishop Kyrillos, criticizing the Secretary- general of the Holy Synod Bishop Bīshūy for holding such trials upon personal discords alone.
A number of Orthodox Copts have stopped praying in the churches belonging to their church. They are now praying in Catholic churches in protest over the division of a bishopric.
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