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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Feud Between Copts, Orthodox Still On

The feud, mentioned earlier here, which has seen the Coptic Church suspend its membership in the Middle East Council of Churches, is simmering on. Here, Patriarch Theophilus, the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, denies he accused Coptic Pope Shenouda of "treason," insisting that was a fabrication of the Egyptian media, but also praised Bishop Bishoi, the sometimes controversial Coptic figure who was involved in the dispute. See my earlier post and also this one for more on some of the personalities involved.

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