Court ruling on Coptic remarriage overturned

The Supreme Constitutional Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier verdict issued in May by the Supreme Administrative Court that obliged the Coptic Church to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry.

Voicing strong opposition to the decision, Coptic Pope Shenouda III had lodged an appeal against the verdict.

Coptic Archbishop Armia expressed his thanks to the Justice Minister, the presiding judge and members of the court on behalf of the Coptic Church for overturning the controversial decision.

“This historic verdict proves that we have a fair judicial system that does not interfere in Coptic religious affairs,” the archbishop said.

Members of the Coptic Holy Synod reportedly paid a visit to Shenouda to congratulate him on the news.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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