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Diocese Clergy Issues Statement Supporting Bishop Serapion Against False Accusations

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On September 20, 2012, the Clergy Synod of the Diocese of Los Angeles convened to discuss the recent disturbing news that His Grace Bishop Serapion was subpoenaed by the Egyptian Attorney General over his alleged involvement in the misguided film, The Innocence of Muslims. The news was particularly disturbing in light of the fact that Bishop Serapion, as well as the locum tenens of the See of St. Mark, His Eminence Metropolitan Bakhomious, made it very clear that neither the Diocese of Los Angeles nor Bishop Serapion had any involvement whatsoever in any aspect of this film.

In light of this, the Clergy Synod unanimously voted to issue the following statement in Arabic and English clarifying the facts and standing behind our beloved father, Bishop Serapion. In addition, the Clergy Synod calls on the Egyptian government to reevaluate its position and acknowledge that the Diocese and Bishop Serapion had no involvement whatsoever in this unfortunate film, which does not reflect Christian values.

One Response to "Diocese Clergy Issues Statement Supporting Bishop Serapion Against False Accusations"
  1. Antoun says:

    Diocese and Muslim Public Affairs Council to Hold Joint Press Conference on Monday, September 17

    this title has a link to the MPAC that page does not include H. G. Bishop Serapion, nor the press conference!!;
    I think they need to include that press conference on their website too as we have, and then it is the proof that one their organizations her in the US knows that H. G. is not involved, also sense the MPAC really looking for peace and no violence as it is written on MPAC website they need to provide the proof of that press conference to the Egyptian attorney general to close the False Accusations file before wasting his time with those who are trying to get the church involved in something that is obviously has nothing to do with the Coptic church neither in Egypt nor in the immigration world including LA.

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