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Coptic Pope Blasts Muslim Brotherhood, US, EU

August 19, 2013 Featured News

19/8/13 (AINA) — Since ex-president Morsy’s ouster on July 3, attacks on Egyptian Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood have taken place in most governorates across Egypt. These attacks have escalated since security forces ended the pro-Morsy protests in central Cairo on August 14th. During their 6-weeks of protests, Muslim Brotherhood leaders explicitly threatened […]

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Egypt’s Coptic Pope concerned over risks of attacks

August 10, 2013 Featured News

10/8/13 - John McManus A bishop in Egypt’s Coptic Church says Pope Tawadros II has cancelled weekly public meetings due to concerns over possible attacks on his congregation. Bishop Angaelos, who heads the Church in the UK, says in one incident the flag of al-Qaeda was raised on church property while worshippers hid inside. Several human […]

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Coptic Pope Awards Assyrian Chorepiscopos

June 30, 2013 Featured News
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30/6/13 Vienna (AINA) — In his second overseas trip since his inauguration in November 2012, Egypt’s Coptic Patriarch Pope Tawadros II visited Vienna on May 23 until early June 2013. Earlier in May, the Pope made a historic visit to the Vatican and met with Pope Francis — the first such visit of a Coptic […]

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Coptic Pope stresses urgency of Christian unity at Vatican

May 10, 2013 Featured News

By Estefania Aguirre and David Uebbing 10/5/13 Vatican City, May 10, 2013 / 07:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and spoke about the urgent need for unity among Christians in the Middle East. “We must prepare our people for this very […]

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Out of seclusion, Egypt’s Coptic Pope to meet Khosous victims’ families

April 15, 2013 Featured News

Ahram Online – 154/13 After days in meditative seclusion following violent attacks at Egypt’s main Coptic cathedral, Pope Tawadros II returns to Cairo and will meet families of Al-Khosous victims Monday. For the first time since last week’s sectarian violence in Al-Khosous, Egypt’s Coptic Pope Tawadros II will lead the Sunday Mass prayers in Saint […]

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Tanzania: Coptic Pope to Meet With Kikwete

March 17, 2013 News
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By Ludovick Kazoka -17/3/13 The visiting Coptic Orthodox Pope of the Church of Alexandria, His Holiness Theodoros, would on Monday have audience with President Jakaya Kikwete to thank him for great support granted to his church carrying out social initiatives in the country. Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, Pope Theodoros, said his […]

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Coptic Pope heads up 1st meeting of United Council for Egyptian Churches

February 19, 2013 Featured News

  Ahram Online – 19/2/13 Monday sees inaugural meeting of United Council for Egyptian Churches, bringing together representatives of Coptic, Episcopal, Evangelical, Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches. The first meeting of the United Council for Egyptian Churches was held on Monday in Cairo between Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and representatives of Egypt’s Episcopal, Evangelical, […]

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Coptic Pope: ‘My Countrymen Must Love Each Other’

February 2, 2013 Featured News

Egyptian Pope: ‘My Countrymen Must Love Each Other’ 2/2/13 CAIRO — Egypt’s Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the population. Recently the historic church ordained a new leader, Pope Theodoros II. Last November, the names of three papal candidates were placed in a wax-sealed chalice. A blindfolded boy selected Theodoros as successor to […]

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Historical Coincidences of the Names of the Popes of Alexandria

December 31, 2012 Featured News
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    Varghese John Thottapuzha – OCP Associate 31/12/12 It is interesting to note that the present Popes of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria share the same names. In fact, this aspect was highlighted in a fraternal way in the congratulatory note of the latter to the former at the […]

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SAT-7 to live broadcast Coptic Pope’s enthronement

November 15, 2012 News

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 […]

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New Coptic Pope to be named on 4th November

October 17, 2012 Featured News

Ahram Online 16/10/2012 Bishop Paul announces 4 November as the date of the altar lottery which will determine the new Pope. The spokesman of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishop Paul, has announced that the new Coptic Orthodox Patriarch will be chosen on 4 November. Three out of the current list of five candidates will be […]

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The Orthodox Coptic Pope: What’s Next for the Coptic Church?

March 26, 2012 Featured News

By Nader Habib 26/3/2012 After the passing of Pope Shenouda III as leader of Egypt’s Coptic Church last Saturday, attention has now turned to who will succeed him as the spiritual leader of the country’s Christian community, especially at the present critical time in Egypt’s history when the country is going through various political, social […]

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Karekin II, Aram I Offer Condolences on Coptic Pope’s Death

March 23, 2012 Featured News

20/3/2012 ETCHMIADZIN, ANTELLIAS—His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia offered condolences on the passing of Pope Shenouda III the leader of Coptic Orthodox Christians. Both Armenian Church leaders will be sending a delegation to Pope Shenouda’s funeral, which is scheduled to […]

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Pope Benedict XVI offers prayers for Coptic Pope Shenouda III

March 18, 2012 News

18/3/2012 APF Vatican’s Pope Benedict XVI expresses solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox community, following Coptic patriarch’s death on Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI offered prayers Saturday for Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenouda III who died on Saturday at the age of 88, a Vatican spokesman said. The Catholic pope expressed the desire that “the Lord welcomes this […]

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Obama grieves the death of Egypt’s Coptic Pope

March 18, 2012 Featured News

18/3/2012 Xinhua U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that he was saddened by the death of Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenuda III who died earlier in the day at the age of 89. In a White House statement, Obama said that he was “saddened to learn of the passing of Coptic Christian Pope Shenuda III,” […]

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

November 11, 2011 Featured News
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 […]

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Amin Gemayel visits Egypt, holds meeting with Coptic Pope

October 19, 2011 News

The Daily Star 17/10/2011 BEIRUT: Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel called Sunday for dialogue between Arab states to lay the foundations for political systems based on freedom, democracy and equality among all citizens of the Arab world. Gemayel made his remarks during a visit to Egypt, where he met with Pope Shenouda III of the […]

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Egypt PM discusses Maspero clashes with Coptic Pope Shenouda III

October 14, 2011 News

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 […]

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

October 14, 2011 Featured News

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 […]

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First Coptic church in Hungary Consecrated

August 25, 2011 Featured News

By: MTI 23/8/2011 Shenouda III, the leader of the Coptic Christian community, consecrated the first Coptic church in Hungary on Sunday. The Coptic Pope, as he is called in the Egyptian religious community, consecrated the church in a three-hour ceremony in the presence of five Coptic bishops and hundreds of faithful in Budapest’s 18th district […]

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Egypt military chief sends wishes to Coptic Pope in US Hospital

June 6, 2011 News

MENA 05/06/2011 The head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the head of Egypt’s Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III, who is currently at the US for treatment. Tantawi’s message was delivered by the military attache at the Egyptian Embassy […]

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