SAT-7 to live broadcast Coptic Pope’s enthronement

15/11/2012 Christian satellite channel SAT-7 will be broadcasting the enthronement of the next Coptic Pope live across the Middle East. Bishop Tawadros was elected as the 118th Coptic patriarch in an altar ballot at St Mark Cathedral in Cairo earlier in the month. His enthronement on 18 November will be captured in a special live broadcast lasting over ...

Egypt: Politicians, Public Figures Welcome New Pope

4/11/2012 Several Egyptian politicians, officials and public figures welcomed on Sunday the appointment of Bishop Tawadros as the new Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church. They praised the electoral process of the 118th Coptic Pope, adding that challenging responsibilities await him. Prime Minister Hisham Kandil congratulated on Facebook all Copts for the election of Pope Tawadros. Kandil pointed to ...

Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

4/11/2012 Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. His name was selected from a glass bowl by a blindfolded boy at a ceremony in Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral. Three candidates had been shortlisted. The 60-year-old succeeds Pope Shenouda III, who died ...

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox papal election enters penultimate phase

The five candidates of Papal elections, from Left, Father Pachomios El-Syrian,Father Raphael Ava Mina,Father Seraphim El-Syrian, Bishop Raphael and Bishop Tawadros in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Azbakeya, Cairo (Photo: courtesy of Cairo Downtown Churches facebook page) Sherry El-Gergawi 29/10/2012 Coptic-Christian electors will cast ballots Monday to select three papal finalists, one of whom will become Coptic ...

Changes to Coptic papal selection

During the election, members of the clergy and lay representatives from dioceses all over the world will select the final three nominees.(Photo by Mohamed Omar) 22/10/2012 Basil El-Dabh A definite timeline has been put in place for the remaining stages of the papal selection process after the Coptic Church moved the date for final selection forward. The election ...

Five candidates for the Coptic Papacy named

13/10/2012 The final five names of the candidates for the papal seat: 1- HG Bishop Rofael 2- HG Bishop Tawadros 3- Fr Rofael Ava Mina 4- Fr Pakhomios ElSoryany 5- Fr Seraphim ElSoryany Cairo: At a press conference at St. Bishoy’s Monastery in Wadi El N’atrun on 13 October, His Eminence Metropolitan Bakhomious, the patriarchal locum tenens, and the members of the ...