A Letter by Fr. Bishoy Kamel (1971)

To the Orphan Coptic Congregation of Alexandria

Our beloved Father (Pope) Kyrillos VI, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, has departed to paradise, leaving the members of the congregation of Alexandria as orphans, praying to God that He may send them a bishop who would become their father.  

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Canons related to the Papal Election

An email that has been circulating outlining canons relevent to the issue at hand:

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H.H. Pope Sheounda III: Changing the By-Laws for the Election of the Patriarch (1)--1953

Nazir Gayed (Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory)
 
In the opening of the last issue2, we called for the imperative change of the by-laws for the election of the Patriarch, in accordance to Church canons. We note with gratitude that two suggestions for us were published by the newspapers, and were presented to the Denominational Council by two of its members – Mr. Isaac Abdel Sayed and Mr. Riyad Makarious – demanding “the modification of the by-laws for the election of the Patriarch, on the basis of honouring the Church canons and Her traditions.”

H.H. Pope Shenouda III: The Coptic Committee Loses The Confidence Of The Nation--1954

Background

The government commissioned a committee of prominent Copts, referred to in this article as the “Coptic Committee”, to draft the bylaws for the Papal election. This article was written in April 1954 in response to the bylaws proposed by the committee, criticizing its basic premises.

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