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After a phase of depression Pope Shenouda fell and broke his “hand” [Reviewer: the Arabic word used is “hand,” but the saying, “break one’s hand” in Arabic can refer to any part of the arm or the hand.]. He will resume his usual duties though, amidst calls for a minor holy assembly to govern...
This press review deals with criticisms made by a number of Coptic intellectuals against Archbishop Bīshūy, whom Christians term "the iron archbishop." His strict ways have resulted in the defrocking of many priests and 50,000 Christians leaving their Orthodox beliefs.
Bishop Bīshūy is a controversial figure in the Coptic Orthodox church. He is known for his traditional stands, but also for his reforms and important achievements.
The clerical committee is different from the administrative court, since it is not a governmental or administrative entity; however it is only a committee that consists of monks and priests. Therefore, this committee has its own laws and provisions concerning the issues of divorce and...
A defense of church trials in response to an article published in article of Rose al-Yousuf magazine by Sawsan, the daughter of the late defrocked priest Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid, over whose body the Pope ordered no prayers should be read.
The Clerical Council for Civil Affairs deals with the civil and personal issues pertaining to Orthodox Copts both inside and outside Egypt. The large amount of cases has constituted an immense burden on clergymen working in it, in turn transforming the Clerical Council to something resembling a...
Pope Shenouda defends his decision to give instructions that no one should pray over the body of the deceased priest Ibrahim Abd al-Sayed.
Bishop Bishoi is the head of the church court and he is the secretary of the Holy Synod. He answered all questions which have been raised because of the story of the body of father Abdel Sayed and why it was forbidden to pray over the body of father Abdel Sayed.
Many Copts divorced in a civil court which is not accepted by the Coptic Orthodox Church who in turn refused to give people a remarriage permit which is needed to marry again. Because these permits are rarely given many people try to escape this Orthodox regulation and become members of other...

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