The Byzantine Forum
Newest Members
hydra, Kind, Augoustinos, Poliscifi, The Cub
5606 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (2 invisible), 293 guests, and 145 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest Photos
Church of the Holy Trinity (UGCC) - Brazil
Papal Audience 10 November 2017
Upgraded Russian icon corner
Russian Greek Catholic Global Congress
OL EuroEast II (2007) Group
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics34,755
Posts412,060
Members5,606
Most Online2,716
Jun 7th, 2012
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Pope Recognizes New Coptic Catholic Patriarch #391105 02/14/13 11:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,341
Yuhannon Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,341
Shlomo Lkhoolkhoon,

It seems my brothers and sisters that the Churches within the Catholic Communion are electing new heads. Here is the information on the new Copic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria.

Quote
18 Jan 2013 – By Cindy Wooden

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI formally welcomed the election of the new head of the Coptic Catholic Church, 57-year-old Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak of Alexandria.

Members of the Coptic Catholic Synod of Bishops elected the former bishop of Minya, Egypt, during a meeting in Cairo on 15 January.

As is customary for the patriarchs of the Eastern churches in union with Rome, newly elected Patriarch Sidrak formally requested communion with the pope. The Vatican announced on 18 January that the pope had extended “ecclesial communion” to him.

Choosing a successor to 77-year-old Cardinal Antonios Naguib was the primary agenda item at the January synod. The cardinal suffered a stroke on 31 December 2011, and has had a slow recovery, including continuing paralysis and difficulty speaking. Pope Benedict accepted his resignation for health reasons.

Cardinal Naguib was succeeded by the same bishop who earlier succeeded him as bishop of Minya, a city in central Egypt known for its strong Christian communities. About 50 percent of the residents belong to the Orthodox or Catholic churches, while in Egypt as a whole about 90 percent of the population is Muslim.

Patriarch Sidrak was born on 19 August 1955 in Beni Shoqair, and prepared for the priesthood at the Coptic Catholic seminary in Maadi. Ordained to the priesthood in 1980, he served at a parish in Cairo before being sent to Rome.

He earned a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and returned to Egypt to teach at the Maadi seminary. He served as rector of the seminary from 1990 to 2001, as well as serving as director of the Sakakini catechetical institute and as general secretary of catechetical education for the Coptic Catholic Church.

After just 10 months as pastor of the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, he was elected bishop of Minya in 2002.


I hope that he also leads in the Love of Christ for many years.

Fush BaShlomo Lkhoolkhoon,
Yuhannon

Re: Pope Recognizes New Coptic Catholic Patriarch [Re: Yuhannon] #391109 02/15/13 12:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,428
G
griego catolico Offline
Member
Offline
Member
G
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,428
Yuhannon,

Just to let you know, there was a thread about this last month: http://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/389944/New_Coptic_Catholic_Patriarch#Post389944


Moderated by  Father Anthony 

The Byzantine Forum provides message boards for discussions focusing on Eastern Christianity (though discussions of other topics are welcome). The views expressed herein are those of the participants and may or may not reflect the teachings of the Byzantine Catholic or any other Church. The Byzantine Forum and the www.byzcath.org site exist to help build up the Church but are unofficial, have no connection with any Church entity, and should not be looked to as a source for official information for any Church. All posts become property of byzcath.org. Contents copyright - 1996-2019 (Forum 1998-2019). All rights reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3