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Controversial views from Copts concerning civil marriage as a way to avoid problems in obtaining divorce and remarriage licenses from the Church.
The author slams Arab officials’ position regarding the region’s critical issues, asserting that those who are responsible for working for the good of Arabs are working for themselves only.
The author comments on the Coptic Orthodox Church’s rejection of the Administrative Court’s decree that binds the church to issue remarriage licenses to those who have had divorce court verdicts.
Pope Shenouda’s rejection of the Administrative Judiciary Court’s ruling granting divorced Christians the right to a second marriage is still drawing wide-scale reactions as many Coptic writers support the pope’s decision on the grounds that the ruling clashes with biblical texts.
The press review deals with the recent controversial ruling by the Administrative Judiciary Court allowing divorced Copts a chance to have a second marriage and discussing the Coptic Orthodox Church’s rejection of the court’s decision.
Pope Shenouda has allegedly threatened to defrock any monk who remarries divorced Copts without permission from the clerical council, since the Coptic Orthodox Church only allows divorce in a few, limited circumstances.
An official of the Coptic Orthodox Clerical Council affirms that there are not more than 4,000 marital conflicts which have reached the clerical council among Copts in Egypt and abroad.
In its last issue, Al-Fajr published the story of a Christian woman who converted to Islam and divorced her Christian husband to marry a Muslim. The paper was accused of provoking sectarian sedition and taking sides. Therefore the paper published a priest’s response and a legal clarification.
The author thinks that having a unified personal status law could solve the problem of thousands of Copts who have divorce court verdicts but are waiting for having a re-marriage license from the Church.
The author suggests a draft unified personal status law that could be applied to both Muslims and Christians, but which respects their unique characters at the same time.


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