Street named after Coptic Pope Shenouda III in Jersey City

Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal 22/10/2012 Hundreds of Coptic Christians crowded the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Vroom Street in Jersey City yesterday afternoon, to witness the unveiling of a street sign in honor of Pope Shenouda III. Among those attending the ceremony to rename the intersection Pope Shenouda III Way were U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Jersey ...

Copts and supporters to commemorate Maspero martyrs in march to Tahrir on Friday

Galaa Street, minutes before the bloody turn of events at Maspero, Downtown Cairo, 9 September, 2011 (Photo: Nada El-Kouny)

Nada El-Kouny 10/11/2011 In conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of of Coptic Pope Shenouda's tenure as head of the Coptic Church, the Maspero Youth Coalition call for a march from the Abbasiya Cathedral towards Tahrir Square on Friday. In remembrance of the Maspero clashes that took place on 9 October, 2011, more popularly dubbed as ‘Bloody Sunday’, a ...

Egypt PM discusses Maspero clashes with Coptic Pope Shenouda III

13/10/2011 Prime Minister Essam Sharaf visited Pope Shenouda III at St. Mark's Cathedral on Thursday morning, where they discussed the implications of the Maspero clashes Al -Ahram reported Sharaf presented the government's condolences to the Pope. He also asked the Pope to recommend representatives of the Egyptian Orthodox Church for the Houses of Worship Legalisation Commission that ...

Coptic Pope Shenouda calls Maspero victims ‘martyrs’, refutes SCAF story

Sherry El-Gergawi 13/10/2011 'Their blood does not come cheap,” Shenouda declares in Wednesday sermon devoted to Sunday's Maspero massacre, taking issue with military justification for death of 24 Copts. In his weekly sermon on Wednesday, Coptic Pope Shenouda III refrained from his usual practice of answering questions posed by members of his congregation. ''I apologise for not answering ...

Coptic figures at home and abroad show support for protesters’ demands

05/02/2011 More statements of solidarity with Egypt's popular uprising are being issued by churches and Coptic figures both inside and outside Egypt. Coptic bishops, meanwhile, have warned against what they call the "spirit of insurgency" against Coptic Pope Shenouda III, who has voiced support for embattled President Hosni Mubarak and has called on Coptic clergy to ...

Pope Shenouda retreats to protest imprisonment of Omraneyya Copts

Emad Khalil 11/12/2010 Coptic Pope Shenouda III has decided to retreat to the Saint Bishoy Monastery in Wadi el-Natroun, said an informed source from the Coptic Orthodox Church. The same source, which refused to be identified, said the pope has taken this step to protest the continuing imprisonment of 154 Copts who were arrested two weeks ago following ...

Coptic Pope Shenouda III calls off scheduled bi-monthly Alex Sermon

04/10/2010 Coptic Pope Shenouda III failed to deliver his scheduled bi-monthly sermon in Alexandria on Sunday. According to an anonymous source at the Alexandria Archbishopric, the pope called off his sermon to "send a message" to both the Alexandria governor and head of security that he had been "offended" by reported plans by Salafi Muslims to stage ...

Pope Shenouda: Jehova’s Witnesses aren’t Christians

01/07/2010 By: Amr Bayoumi In his Wednesday sermon, Coptic Pope Shenouda III stated that Jehova's Witnesses "are not Christians," noting that it was permissable for a Copt to file for divorce if his or her spouse joined the sect. In his sermon, the pope also admonished priests that mistreat their servants. "I have heard that they even swear at ...