Pope urges high turnout for Egypt parl’t polls

11/11/2011 CAIRO - The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Shenuda III urged the nation's Christians to turn out in force for the forthcoming parliamentary elections and practise their political rights. Pope Shenuda called on the Copts to ensure a high turnout in the polls for the lower house of the Egyptian Parliament on November ...

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 ...

Alexandria Copts shun Brotherhood political party Invitation

Ragab Ramadan 30/03/2011 A number of Copts and Christian leaders in Alexandria have rejected a Muslim Brotherhood invitation to join the group's proposed Freedom and Justice Party. They attributed their rejection to the principles and goals of the party, which they described as obscure. They said the planned party is based on religion, which is unacceptable to ...