New BLOG post | Will COVID19 accelerate the process of reform within Egypt’s Coptic Church? | Georges Fahmi

CAIRO, EGYPT - MARCH 21, 2014: Coptic priest in Egypt, blessing two young women, March 21, 2014.; Shutterstock ID 637367176; Purchase Order: MED Vannucci

The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, has been leading a process of reform since he assumed the papacy in 2012. His reformist approach includes both internal measures related to religious rituals and an external one linked to rapprochement with the Catholic and Protestant churches. However, his reformist ideas are facing strong internal opposition from conservative voices in the Church that see his ideas as deviating from the path of his predecessor, Pope Shenouda III.


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