Metropolitan Mar Yulios offers condolences : Expresses solidarity with Coptic Orthodox Church

By Our Gulf Correspondent - OCP News Service- 15/12/16 #Indian Orthodox Church to hold special vigil, prayers on December 18 AHMEDABAD, India: On behalf of the Indian Orthodox Church, HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad, has expressed his profound anguish and heartfelt condolences at the brutal killing of 25 people at St ...

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 ...

Coptic pope cancels ordainment anniversary over Maspero violence

Emad Khalil 31/10/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, has decided to cancel celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of his ascension to the post, a church source told Al-Masry Al-Youm. The pope canceled the event, scheduled for 14 November, over the death of 27 people - mostly Coptic protesters - in the violence that ...

Pope’s sermon ignores Second Marriage Controversy

Emad Khalil 28/07/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, in his weekly sermon on Wednesday ignored Christians' mounting demands for the right to divorce and remarry. The sermon, instead, dealt with the issue of infidelity and family devotion. Earlier this month, Christians staged a number of protests in front of the papal office in Cairo, ...

Pope wishes Moussa good luck in Presidential Campaign

MENA 23/06/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, wished former Arab League Secretary Amr Moussa luck with his presidential campaign when the two met at Shenouda's office Thursday, MENA reported. Moussa adopted admirable positions as foreign minister and Arab League secretary, Shenouda said. "I hope Egyptians' choice of presidential candidates will be governed by logic," ...

Church awaiting unified law for places of Worship

30/05/2011 The Coptic Orthodox Church has called on the cabinet to present it with the unified law for places of worship once it has been drafted. A Church source said that head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, was awaiting the law. The source went on to say that the Church has rejected the financial ...

Monastery says six injured in army’s removal of its illegal Wall

24/02/2011 Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has denounced the army's removal of a wall enclosing a desert monastery, which accused the army of "excessive violence" that injured six staff. The army removed the wall because the monastery had not obtained a license to build it, as required by Egyptian law. In a statement on Thursday, the church said that ...