Church: 70% of Copts voted during first phase of elections

Emad Khalil 04/12/2011 Christians do not fear the rise of Islamists in Egypt — what scares them instead are electoral tactics that go against religious teachings that are used by so-called religious people, said Father Rady Attallah Iskander of the Anglican Church of Alexandria. Iskander told Al-Masry Al-Youm that most Islamists winning seats in the parliamentary elections, such ...

Coptic pope bans political campaigning in Churches

1/11/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, has given directives to prevent Coptic parliamentary candidates from using churches for their electoral campaigns. The pope called on Coptic candidates not to mix religion with politics or use religious slogans in their campaigns for the parliamentary elections set to start on 28 November. The number of ...

Most Russians praise public activities of Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, August 5, Interfax - Over half of polled Russians (53%) praise the public efforts of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, 15% more regard them as average and only 7% hold them in low respect, Interfax was told on Friday at Sreda service in relation to a nation-wide poll of 1,500 people conducted ...