Wednesday, March 15, 2006
An Egyptian court obliged the Coptic Church to remarry divorced people. The ruling came after a divorced man sued the Coptic Orthodox pope after the church refused to marry him one more time.
Thousands of divorced Christians stay single because the orthodox church refuses to marry them. Some of them marry in civil courts yet they face excommunication from the church. Religion is a huge huge thing here and so nobody wants to get married outside his/her religious establishment even if s/he is not religious.
I am not sure though if the ruling will be effective or the church will appeal. Marrying divorced people is totally unacceptable to the Egyptian church that still holds on ancient traditions.
Can someone please remind them that divorced people are human beings and not walking bacteria.
Source: Al Arabiya (Arabic)