March 3, 2014

New Regulations for Choosing the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch

I. An Historical Session The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, agreed on new regulations for electing the Pope, who is the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Apostle, the Archbishop of Alexandria, and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church worldwide. In a special session that lasted seven hours, the Holy Synod voted on the following regulations which were presented by the – …

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