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Should the Coptic church be involved in Egypt's political transition?...In November 2012, Pope Tawadros II was ordained as the new head of the Coptic church after late Pope Shenouda III, who had been the head of the Coptic church from 1971 through
Egypt The lawyer of an Egyptian Coptic Christian teacher detained over charges of insulting Islam says she has been released on bail. Badawi Abu-Shanab said 24-year-old Dimiana Abdul-Nour, a history and geography teacher in the southern city of
Rescue crews in Dubai safely evacuated a 34-story residential tower Sunday after a fire gutted portions of the building, police said. The blaze charred the outside of the structure and sent smoke drifting over a major development known as Jumeirah
CAIRO - The Coptic Pope Tawadros II was inaugurated Sunday at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo. It was the first time in four decades that the old Christian church ceremony held.
The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church has been enthroned. Pope Tawadros II, 60, was elected earlier this month, but the televised official enthronement ceremony was held Sunday at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo. He replaced Shenouda III, who
Egypt's new Coptic pope says the country's Christian minority has been "intentionally" marginalized for years. He called on the new Islamist president to send reassuring messages after what he called threatening and disrespectful campaigns.
Bishop Tawadros, a trained pharmacist who headed a medicine factory, was chosen Sunday as the 118th pope to lead Egypt's Coptic Church on the same day he celebrated his 60th birthday. Born Wagih Sobhy Bakky Suleiman in the delta region of Mansura,
The Coptic Orthodox church of Egypt on Sunday organized a lavish gathering to pick its new pope. During the complex ritual and as per the tradition, a boy drew the name of Bishop Tawadros randomly from among the names of three
Egyptian Copts await new pope to succeed Shenouda III A council of Egypt's Coptic Christians voted for a shortlist of candidates last week Egypt's Coptic Christians will learn the name of their new pope on Sunday, when a blindfolded child selects the
A blindfolded boy will on Sunday select the new pope for millions of Coptic Christians in Egypt, becoming his mother's pride and joy in the process. Nearly 2,500 eligible voters made up of Coptic public officials, MPs, journalists and local