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Reforming the Church for the Twenty-first Century

Reforming the Church for the Twenty-first Century

(Pope Shenouda III, 1971–)

Chapter:
(p.173) 9 Reforming the Church for the Twenty-first Century
Source:
The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy
Author(s):
Nelly van Doorn-Harder
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0011

Pope Shenouda III's most profound changes have come through his efforts to improve the quality of monastic life, to redraw diocesan boundaries and ordain new bishops, to incorporate laypeople into various levels of the clerical hierarchy, to invite youth and women into the official structure of lay service, and to raise the educational and professional levels of all involved.

Keywords:   Pope Shenouda III, monastic life, ministries, Coptic papacy

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