The Episcopal/Anglican church: We are on the way to the judiciary to regain our right as an independent Church
Mouneer Hanna: We will appeal yesterday’s ruling and demand that the new documents be considered
Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt and North Africa, said that the State Council ruled not to consider the case of nullifying the joining of the Episcopal/Anglican Church to the Evangelical sect yesterday, as it refrained from considering new documents, the most important of which is the ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court No. 962 of 86 which stipulated that the Episcopal/Anglican church may not join the Evangelical Sect in violation of the Supreme Order Concerning the Establishment of an Evangelical Community, which was issued in 1902
Hanna explained: These documents were submitted by the Episcopal/Anglican Church, while the court refused to consider them based on the fact that the case had been decided before, and stressing the church’s respect for the judiciary’s rulings.
The Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Church said in a statement today, Sunday: We will appeal this ruling before the Supreme Administrative Court and we will demand our right to look at the new papers that we submitted to prove that our church is not administratively and spiritually affiliated with the Evangelical community in Egypt, as has been the case for the two hundred years since the beginning of the Episcopal service. We seek to uncover the missing facts in this case while respecting the prestige of the Egyptian judicial platform
Hanna stressed: We are proceeding in the way of the judiciary in order to restore our rights as a church established in Egypt before the Evangelical sect, and we will continue to knock on the doors of the courts no matter what effort and time it costs us because it is the best way to recover our right as an independent church, pointing out that the Episcopal/Anglican Church called on the Evangelical community to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two parties to solve This dispute, but the evangelical community did not respond
It is worth mentioning that the Province of Alexandria for the Episcopal/Anglican Church is the 41st region of this church around the world, and it includes under its presidency 10 countries in Egypt and North Africa, and is under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury and belongs to the Episcopal/Anglican Church Union in the world.
In Egypt, the Episcopal/Anglican Church was established in 1815 and the first Episcopal/Anglican Church was founded in Alexandria in 1839 when it was given a plot of land in Alexandria’s Manshia square to establish the Episcopal/Anglican Church of St. Mark by Mohamed Ali Pasha the Ruler of Egypt at this time.
The Church has been concerned with sponsoring foreign communities and supporting the Coptic Orthodox Church, especially in the field of theological education.