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Egypt: Bishop Tawadros named new Coptic Pope

and blindfolded boy picked Bishop Tawadros' name during a religious ceremony in the Cathedral of St. Mark ... The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt has a new patriarch. A young and blindfolded boy picked Bishop Tawadros' name during a religious ceremony in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo. Born in the region ...

04/11/2012 - 12:13 - comment 0

No makeup in church? Coptic Orthodox Bishop doesn't want ladies wearing lipstick or pants

A Coptic Orthodox Bishop in Egypt recently stated ... Coptic Orthodox Bishop Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh has banned Christian women in his diocese ... at churches in the diocese stating: "In response to the decision of Bishop Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr ...

Editor's Choice - 01/08/2014 - 08:26 - comment 1

Bishop Ezidore Batikha: War for Jerusalem is Christian-Muslim Versus Israel

The Bishop of the Roman Catholics in Syria, Ezidore ... The Bishop of the Roman Catholics in Syria, Ezidore Batikha, has said that Muslims and Christians should ... holy sites.  In an interview with Albawaba.com, Bishop Batikha called on world Christians to rise ...

19/05/2010 - 10:19 - comment 0

In the hands of a child: picking Egypt's pope comes down to 'altar boy lottery'

from five to three. On Sunday, an "altar lottery" at St Mark's Cathedral ... community. The three finalists who will enter the lottery are: Bishop Rafael, Father Rafael Ava Mina and Bishop Tawadros.  As many Copts around the world continue a three day fast leading up ...

Editor's Choice - 04/11/2012 - 13:34 - comment 0

Off with your pants ... in church!

Mark's Cathedral in central Cairo in response to the bishop's statements at the time, asking him ... Egyptian bishop battles women in his congregation over ... by women there who have been protesting about his new dress code for church. Coptic Orthodox Bishop ...

Editor's Choice - 07/08/2014 - 11:03 - comment 0

No Arab in the running for Pope, but Maronite to get vote for first time

Bishop Samir Mazloum said Monday the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI  was unexpected and rare ... a preparatory phase.” Pope Benedict’s resignation marks the first since Pope Gregory XII in 1415. ... will participate in the election of a new pontiff, marking the first time a Maronite patriarch has been eligible ...

12/02/2013 - 09:57 - comment 0

Eid not so Sa'eed? 11 reasons Muslims got that summertime sadness this Eid-al-Fitr

celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan. This annual occasion is a multiple-day affair ... to the Tehran Times. Yousif Habash, Iraqi-born bishop of the Syriac Catholic Church, implored, "Where ... Chaldean Catholic Bishop Shlemon Warduni said, "The world must act, speak out, consider human ...

Slideshow - 27/07/2014 - 13:24 - comment 0

The Orthodox Coptic Pope: What's Next for the Coptic Church?

the majority on it. Bishop Yoaanas, the pope's deputy, won the throne of St Mark by 70 votes to two, ... and economic upheavals. The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church chaired by Bishop Bakhomious, ... and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark, would take place at the Coptic Cathedral in Abbasiya in Cairo ...

Editor's Choice - 25/03/2012 - 13:49 - comment 0

Germany's Porsche Drives Toward Success in the Middle East

in the region.    Mark Bishop, Managing Director of Porsche Middle East conveyed at a press conference ... automaker, recently announced record sales at the conclusion of its inaugural year in the region.  Mark Bishop, Managing Director of Porsche Middl Porsche Middle East (PME), ...

16/08/2010 - 00:09 - comment 0

German Catholic Church to Begin Compensation to Nazi Slaves

days to begin compensating forced laborers it employed under the Nazis, head bishop Karl Lehmann said ... the Nazis, head bishop Karl Lehmann said Tuesday.  The church initiative is independent of the 10 billion mark (five billion euro/4.4 billion dollar) foundation being set up by German government and industry ...

19/05/2010 - 10:18 - comment 0