Pope Shenouda exhibition opens in Cairo

Nevine El-Aref 16/8/2012 Abbaseya Cathedral hosts exhibition charting life of Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III, who died in March 2012. Christians have long flocked to Cairo’s awe-inspiring Abbaseya Cathedral to pray and attend religious services. They will now be joined by Muslims wanting to see the personal belongings of Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Coptic pope and ...

Coptic Orthodox Church reveals 17 candidates for Papal Seat

Ahram Online 12/8/2012 The Church has unveiled its longlist of bishops and monks competing to succeed Pope Shenouda III later this year The acting head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has released details of the 17 candidates in the running to become the next pope, according to a report on Ahram's Arabic-language news website. Bishop Bakhomious has been ...

H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITED AL-ZAITARI REFUGEE CAMP IN JORDAN

On Monday, August 6, 2012, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all of Palestine and Jordan, and President of the Middle East Council of Churches for the Orthodox Family, expressed his concern for and acted out of what he called a ”moral duty” by making a ...

Coptic Orthodox Church to point the way to new Pope

Basil El-Dabh 21/7/2012 The Coptic Church has also announced that it will not attend the traditional yearly Ramadan Iftaar banquet in mourning for the death of Pope Shenouda III. The commission overseeing the election of the new Patriarch of the Coptic Church will disclose the list of voters who will participate in the election of the new pope ...

GRANTING OF THE NATIONAL DECORATION OF THE ORDER OF “MANUEL AMADOR GUERRERO” IN THE TRADE OF GREAT CROSS TO H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

Holy City of Jerusalem, 27 of June 2012 Granting of the National Decoration of the Order of “Manuel Amador Guerrero” in the grade of “Great Cross” to His Most Godly Beatitude, the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, Syria, Arabia, beyond the Jordan River, Cana of Galilee, and Holy Zion, THEOPHILUS III “Good Morning, ...

H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM IS DECORATED BY THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

Holy City of Jerusalem, 27 of June 2012. [UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION] DECREE NUMBER 194 of 1 June 2012 by which is granted the National Decoration of the Order of “MANUEL AMADOR GUERRERO”, created by Law 22 of 29 October 1953. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC using his legal powers, CONSIDERING: FIRST: His Most Godly Beatitude, the Patriarch of the Holy ...

Metropolitan Volodymyr met with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On April 25 the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr met with Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalemand All Palestine. The meeting was also attended by Metropolitan Volodymyr of Pochaiv, Chairman of the DECR of the UOC Archbishop Anthony of Boryspil, Secretary for the Primate of the Ukrainian ...

14 candidates run for the Coptic Christian Papal Seat

Interim Coptic pope Bishop Bakhomious at church press conference on presidential elections (Photo: Bassam El-Zoghby)

1/5/2012 A Coptic legal advisor announces that 14 bishops and priests from Egypt and abroad have nominated themselves for the papal chair, and that there may be a change in the lot system that makes the ultimate decision. Maged Riyad, legal consultant to the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States, announced in a press conference in ...

3 candidates favoured for Coptic papal position: MENA

Egyptian Bishops in front of Pope Shenouda III's coffin in his funeral "Photo:Reuters"

MENA 27/4/2012 The Egyptian Orthodox Church of Alexandria began receiving endorsements for the vacant position of pope on Friday from Bishops and the general congregation council. Judge Edward Ghaleb, a member of the Church's general congregation council and candidacy committee told MENA that the committee was examining the endorsements in order to prepare a primary list of candidates ...

Egypt Christians hold Liturgy in memory of late Pope Shenouda III

Ahram Online 25/4/2012 Ritual marking 40 days since death of popular pope to be held at Cairo's Abbasiya Cathedral and St Bishoy Monastery. Liturgy to mark 40 days since the death of Pope Shenouda III will take place Wednesday at Cairo's Abbassiya Cathedral and the St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun where the pope is buried. The cathedral hosted ...

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HIS HOLINESS POPE SHENOUDA III

27/3/2012 Archdiocese of the Eastern United States - Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East A memorial service for His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America was held at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Numerous clergy from all denominations, along ...

Message of condolences of the Patriarch of Romania at the passing away of Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Message of condolences of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel at the passing away of Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church: To His Eminence Metropolitan BISHOY, General Secretary of the Holy Synod, Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Your Eminence, It is with deep Christian sorrow that we have learned of the passing away from this world, on the 17th of March ...

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

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 take place ...

Archbishop Anba Pachomius the acting Patriarch of Coptic Church

22/3/2012 Coptic Church committee to discuss papal candidates. The Holy Synod, the Coptic Church's highest authority, will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss papal nominees; Church to send acting-Pope's name to Egypt's de facto leader Tantawi for approval. The highest authority of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, the Holy Synod, which is comprised of 120 archbishops, is ...

Updated:Funeral Snaps of Pope Shenouda from Cairo

Thousands of Egyptian Christians stand watch on a giant screen the funeral of late Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church

20/3/2012 Pope Shenouda has been laid to rest at St Bishoy Monastery which is situated Cairo-Alexandria road in northern Egypt’s Wadi Al-Natroun region. Pope Shenouda III, an iconic figure for 40 years at the helm of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, was laid to rest Tuesday in a desert monastery after a moving funeral Mass at a Cairo ...

Live Updates: Funeral of Pope Shenouda III at Abbassiya Cathedral

An Egyptian Christian woman carries a poster of the late Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church outside St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (Photo: AP)

20/3/2012 Follow the mass funeral of late Pope Shenouda III at St. Mark’s Cathedral in the district of Abbasiya, Cairo, through Ahram Online's blow-by-blow coverage Tens of thousands of mourners are gathering Tuesday in front of St. Mark's Cathedral in Abbassiya, Cairo, for the funeral of the Coptic Orthodox Church's leader, Pope Shenouda III who died Saturday ...

Pope Shenouda III: Four decades of Coptic history

An Egyptian Christian woman grieves as she holds a poster of late Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, during his funeral at Mar Morqos, or St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Arabic read " goodbye our dear Pope".

20/4/2012 Sherif Tarek Since the 1970s, Coptic history has been largely shaped by the towering figure of Pope Shenouda III, remembered for both keeping the peace and challenging the status quo. Having been pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon at 88, Pope Shenouda III ended an exceptionally hectic tenure that impacted Copts in many ways over more than four ...

SCAF announces general mourning on Tuesday for Pope Shenouda

Mohammed Hussein Tantawi- Chairman of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

Zeinab El Gundy 19/3/2012 Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced on Monday a general day of mourning for Pope Shenouda III on Tuesday. The patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria died at the age of 88 on Saturday evening. The SCAF made the announcement in a statement it issued on Monday through ...

Thousands expected to gather for funeral of Pope Shenouda III Tuesday

19/3/2012 Bel Trew Funeral of Coptic Orthodox Church's leader is due to start 11am Tuesday at St Mark's Cathedral, Abbasiya; only invitation holders will be allowed to attend but hundreds of thousands are expected to gather outside. Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to gather on Tuesday in front of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo for ...

Ihsanoglu grieved over Pope Shenouda III’s demise

19/3/2012 Hameed Shaheen Islamabad—The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on Sunday in a statement expressed his shock at the sad demise of the patriarch of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Shenouda III, says a message to Pakistan Observer here. “The death of Pope Shenouda III is a great loss ...

S M Krishna condoles Egyptian Pope Shenouda III’s death

S. M. Krishna - Minister of External Affairs to Government of India

19/3/2012 NEW DELHI: Describing Pope Shenouda III as a great Egyptian patriot, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today expressed condolences on the demise of the charismatic patriarch who led the Coptic church for four decades. In his letter to Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Krishna said he was deeply saddened to learn about the ...