Pope criticizes Mubarak for handling of Sectarianism

Emad Khalil 11/07/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church on Monday slammed former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime for the way it handled sectarian issues, a church source said on Monday. Pope Sheounda III's remarks came during a Sunday meeting with European MPs and diplomats. The meeting discussed the political situation in post-revolution Egypt. The European delegation included German ...

Church Burned In Egypt Sectarian Clash

8/5/2011 At least six people are reported to have been killed and at least one church set on fire during clashes between Muslims and minority Christians in Egypt's capital Cairo. The clashes May 7 were reportedly sparked after conservative Muslims went to a church to demand that Christians release a woman whom the Muslims say had converted ...

Coptic figures at home and abroad show support for protesters’ demands

05/02/2011 More statements of solidarity with Egypt's popular uprising are being issued by churches and Coptic figures both inside and outside Egypt. Coptic bishops, meanwhile, have warned against what they call the "spirit of insurgency" against Coptic Pope Shenouda III, who has voiced support for embattled President Hosni Mubarak and has called on Coptic clergy to ...

Coptic woes before Mubarak

Dina Ezzat 22/12/2010 Pope Shenouda III visited the presidential palace this afternoon amid much Coptic anger n a rare meeting at the Heliopolis presidential palace, President Hosni Mubarak met with Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The meeting comes against the backdrop of the unmasked frustration of the patriarch over the arrest of approximately 140 ...

Shenouda promised presidential decree on Coptic divorce, Remarriage

10/6/2010 Amr Bayoumi Coptic Pope Shenouda III has received promises from a leading official of the ruling National Democratic Party that a presidential decree would soon be issued aimed at resolving the current crisis pertaining to Coptic divorce and remarriage, according to a source at the papal office. The Supreme Administrative Court late last month issued a ruling ...