Coptic Church

Condolences expressed by Bishop Angaelos of Coptic Church on the Demise Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I

March 22, 2014 Featured News
Bishop Angaelos - General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

22/3/14 His Grace Bishop Angaelos, a General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom offers condolences and prayers to the Syrian Orthodox Church on behalf of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom upon the departure of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I of Antioch, 122nd patriarch of Antioch and All […]

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Prince Hassan of Jordan visits UK Coptic Church

November 16, 2013 Featured News

16/11/13 Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan met with members of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK this week. He was received by General Bishop of the UK Church, Bishop Angaelos, during a gathering at Saint George Cathedral at the UK Coptic Orthodox Church’s headquarters near Stevenage. The gathering was also attended by […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Coptic Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles

October 4, 2013 Featured News

On 30 September 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a hierarch of the Coptic Church, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles. They were joined in the meeting by archpriest Dimitry Sizonenko, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and Ms Margarita Nelyubova, a DECR staff member. […]

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Egyptian Protesters Turn Fury on Coptic Christians

August 16, 2013 News

Ben Gittleson – 16/8/13 The Islamic supporters of Egypt’s ousted president who have been battling the military have turned their rage on members of the country’s Coptic Christian minority, attacking churches, monasteries, schools, Christian owned shops as well as individuals. Churches across the country sustained attacks for a second straight day today, according to rights […]

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Coptic Church: Constitution’s Sharia provisions not at odds with civil state

August 14, 2013 Featured News

Mounir Adib - 14/8/13 A controversy has accompanied the formation of the 50-member panel tasked with amending the Egyptian constitution after the 30 June uprising. While the Salafi-oriented Nour Party has threatened to quit politics if articles on Islamic Sharia are modified, the Egyptian Church declared that it had no objection in maintaining the second article […]

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Persecution of Christian Copts in Egypt after Morsi

July 20, 2013 News

Michael Curtis - 19/7/13 The continuing dramatic struggle for power and friction in Egypt continues between two groups: the Muslim Brotherhood and the supporters of Mohamed Morsi on one side, and the combination of forces, mainly secular but divided, opposed to radical Islam on the other. Both Muslim extremists and the secular groups had, for differing […]

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Coptic Church intervenes in political debate in Egypt

July 4, 2013 Featured News

4/7/13 Pope Tawadros blessed on Tuesday a youth-led revolt against Mohamed Mursi and the army’s moves to end the political crisis by pressuring Mursi to step down. World Bulletin / News Desk Egypt’s Pope Tawadros tweeted his blessing on Tuesday for a youth-led revolt against President Mohamed Mursi and for the army’s moves to end […]

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Copts free to join 30 June anti-govt protests: Egypt’s Coptic Church

June 22, 2013 Featured News

Ahram Online – 21/6/13 Coptic Church’s Holy Synod says Coptic Christians are free to join planned 30 June protests against President Morsi and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian Copts are free to decide for themselves whether or not to take part in planned 30 June anti-government rallies, the Holy Synod of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has […]

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Austrian President Proud of the Coptic Church, Calls for Spreading of Religious Tolerance

June 1, 2013 News

1/6/13 Austrian President Hans Fischer stressed that the Coptic Church works to spread peace throughout the world and consolidate love and tolerance between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. He called on Arab countries to respect human rights and freedoms in addition to spreading a culture of religious tolerance. The President noted that Europe does not […]

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Death to Churches Under Islam: A Study of the Coptic Church

May 1, 2013 Featured News

1/5/13 Raymond Ibrahim Christians throughout the Islamic world are under attack. Unlike Muslim attacks on Christians, which are regularly confused with a myriad of social factors, the ongoing attacks on Christian churches in the Muslim world are perhaps the most visible expression of Christian persecution under Islam. In churches, Christians throughout the Islamic world are […]

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Coptic Church Egyptian symbol that can never be touched

April 11, 2013 News

10/4/13 President Mohamed Morsi sent a delegation to meet a number of the Coptic Orthodox Church (COC) officials to discuss repercussions of the recent clashes between Muslims and Copts. The delegation included the President’s Assistant for Community Outreach, Dr. Emad Abdel Ghafour, Assistant for Political Affairs, Bakinam el-Sharqawi, and Assistant for Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, Counselor […]

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Egypt’s President Denounces Violence Outside Coptic Church

April 9, 2013 Featured News

9/4/13 Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has condemned violence outside Cairo’s main church that left one person dead and dozens more wounded. Clashes erupted after the funerals of four Coptic Christians at St. Mark’s Cathedral on April 7. Mourners leaving the church fought with local residents. Police fired tear gas to break up the violence. State […]

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Coptic Church Planning Senior Home on Aldama Street

March 17, 2013 News

David Fonseca - 16/3/13 The 62-unit senior living facility would be accompanied by a new recreation center. Holy Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church is seeking permission from the Department of City Planning to build a 62-unit residential development with an adjacent recreational facility on a swath of church-owned land on Aldama Street. According to a notice […]

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Coptic Church attacked in Libya’s Benghazi: ministry

March 4, 2013 Featured News
Libyan officials have condemned a Thursday attack on a Coptic Christian church in Benghazi. Here, Copts attend a service in the Church of St. Barbera in Cairo, Egypt.

4/3/13 Libyan officials condemn an attack on a Coptic Church that threatened two priests. Libya’s foreign ministry on Sunday expressed concern over an attack on a Coptic Christian church in the eastern city of Benghazi late last week, according to Reuters, citing the country’s LANA news agency. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Sunday […]

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Egyptian Copts in Libya allegedly detained, tortured following ‘missionising’ claims

March 2, 2013 Featured News
Photos published on Facebook of detained Copts in Libya accused of proselytisation.

Sherry El-Gergawi – 1/3/13 Scores of Egyptian Coptic Christians are detained, abused by Salafists in Benghazi after being accused of proselytising, says Coptic Church source. Activists in Libya on Thursday posted photographs on Facebook allegedly portraying Egyptian Coptic-Christians detained in Libya on charges of proselytising. The activists asserted that the images would also be sent […]

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Planning Minister refuses Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne request for Donvale dome planning scheme amendment

February 13, 2013 News

Shaun Campbell, Manningham Leader  13/2/13 THE Coptic Church’s last-ditch bid for a $10 million dome development in Donvale has failed. Planning Minister Matthew Guy has refused a Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne’s request to amend the planning scheme to allow the sports and function centre to be approved. What would you like to see built […]

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Current Brotherhood and Egypt not the same as before: Head of London Coptic Church

January 14, 2013 News

Amer Sultan from London – 13/1/13 Father Antonious Thabet openly criticises the Egyptian Islamist group in measured speech at official Christmas function. Reverend Father Antonious Thabet, the parish priest of St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in London, says that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has changed. “The Ikhwan (Muslim Brothers) nowadays are not the same ones of […]

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Egypt’s Coptic Church Pope Tawadros II advocates for civil and political rights

December 7, 2012 Featured News

BEATRIZ SCHIAVA - 6/12/2012 The new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, said in an interview with the private TV station ONTV this Monday that “the constitution should be consensual,” looking for diversity, and should not be excessively religious, undeniably the constitution should protect all Egyptians. President Mohammed Morsi has called for a constitution based in […]

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Pope Tawadros II assumes leadership of Egypt’s Coptic Church

November 18, 2012 Featured News

Cairo, 18/11/12 Pope Tawadros cried as he assumed the leadership of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday morning at the St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya in Cairo. The new pope will lead the church, which claims more than 10 million congregants, succeeding late pope Shenouda III who passed away last March after leading the […]

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A post-election lesson for Americans from Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church

November 9, 2012 Featured News

Brad Hirschfield 8/11/2012 The election is over and now the real work begins. Today is not fundamentally about Republicans and Democrats. It is not about winners and losers. It is about us, the American public and how we will be best served by those in elected office. We endured not only a closely contested election, but one […]

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