Pope to file lawsuit against second marriage Verdict

17/6/2010 Cairo Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has decided to file a lawsuite before the Higher Administrative Court against its verdict obliging the church to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. Ramses al-Naggar, Lawyer for the Orthodox Church, said that Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria has assigned the church's ...

Coptic Church Protests Egyptian Court Ruling on Marriage License

By: Mary Abdelmassih (AINA) -- An Egyptian court issued a controversial ruling on Saturday, May 29, which deprived the head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church of the control over matters of divorce and marriage, giving the civil courts the authority to oversee affairs which the Church considers are in its core religious competencies. The Supreme Administrative Court's ...

Pope Shenouda rejects court decision permitting divorcees to Remarry

01/06/2010 Pope Shenouda III, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, said he absolutely rejects a recent ruling by the Administrative Court obliging the church to grant divorcees permits to remarry. "We are only bound by the Holy Bible," said Shenouda during his biweekly sermon in Alexandria yesterday. Shenouda further threatened to defrock any priest who allows a ...