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September 17, 2016

A Message to All Copts from His Holiness the Pope concerning Receiving the Egyptian President and Dignitaries

The dignity of Egypt is expressed by the dignity and honorable reception of Egypt’s President as His Excellence deserves. Many people can be victimized as a result of wrong and incorrect information fed by the media that publish lies and slanders against the true lives of Egyptians, both Copts and Muslims. We know well our society, and cannot at all accept what gives a wrong reflection of our society through articles, comments, and statements which – …

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July 6, 2013

Bishop Serapion Congratulates Egyptian People on the Success of June 30 Revolution

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, led by His Grace, Bishop Serapion, congratulates the Egyptian people for the historic showing of millions of Egyptian citizens demanding to be heard. It was not a military coup, but rather a popular uprising in which the military implemented the will of the people of Egypt. “Through the admirable youth efforts and peaceful demonstrations, the will of the people has finally been heard,” said Bishop Serapion. “We are – …

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September 25, 2012

Joint Statement of the Diocese and the Muslim Public Affairs Council

The Diocese of Los Angeles, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council jointly issued a statement on September 17, 2012 responding to the tragic film, The Innocence of Muslims, and the subsequent violence and persecution. The statement says, We collectively condemn desecration directed at any religion, namely the anti- Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims.” We strongly reject any humiliation or ridicule directed at the tenets or the respected figures – …

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September 24, 2012

Thousands Sign Petition Supporting Bishop Serapion

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, the children of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of the Southern United States enthusiastically signed a petition in Arabic and English supporting our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion. Specifically, the petition was made against the wholly baseless and inappropriate accusation from the Egyptian Attorney General that Bishop Serapion or the Diocese was in any way involved in the film, The Innocence of Muslims. The English translation stated: – …

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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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