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November 15, 2012

Press Release Concerning the Unveiling of the Official Photograph of Pope Tawadros II

(November 15, 2012-Los Angeles) — The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii will unveil the official portrait of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in celebration of his enthronement on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:00p.m. at the Coptic Orthodox Christian Center in the City of Orange. After the passing of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, who faithfully served congregants in Egypt and around the world for nearly four decades, the Coptic Church will – …

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September 22, 2012

Diocese Clergy Issues Statement Supporting Bishop Serapion Against False Accusations

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 – …

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September 13, 2012

Urgent Press Release: Diocese Condemns Inflammatory Film against Islam and Resulting Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — We strongly condemn the brutal murder of the United States ambassador to Libya and three of the embassy employees. In order for peace to reign throughout the world, brutality and hatred must be swiftly condemned and punished. Hope must be brought to desperate places, kindness and mercy must be given a chance. However, hope will not thrive in the midst of hatred and violence. Therefore, those who are responsible for this brutal – …

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March 17, 2012

Statement of His Grace Bishop Serapion on the Departure of our Beloved Father, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

With hearts full of faith, trust, and hope, we bid farewell to our beloved father and faithful shepherd, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. We have full confidence that his pure soul is praying on our behalf before the throne of grace. Remembering his labor, shepherdhood, and fatherhood, we pray that God may repose his holy soul in the Paradise of Joy in the bosom of our holy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. May he pray – …

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October 13, 2011

Copts Mourn Innocent Christians Killed By Egyptian Army

LOS ANGELES – Deeply grieved by the slaughter of innocent Coptic Christian protesters by Egyptian army tanks that plowed through crowds near Shubra (Maspero) last weekend, the Copts of Los Angeles invite Christians worldwide to advocate for a peaceful Egypt by joining them in three days of prayer and fasting that began Tuesday, Oct. 11. Following prayer and fasting, the Coptic Orthodox Christian Diocese of Los Angeles is participating in a peaceful demonstration 2-4 p.m. – …

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February 24, 2011

Media Advisory for the February 27 Day of Prayer and Solidarity

LOS ANGELES – In the wake of the popular uprising that overthrew Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt now stands at a crossroads with unprecedented opportunity to build a democratic society. Southern California Coptic Christians support the aim of their Coptic brothers and sisters in Egypt: to help create a new government that is fair and equitable to all citizens, ensures human rights for everyone and rejects extremism and discrimination in all forms.But many in the – …

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