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The Emergence of the Modern Coptic PapacyThe Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3$
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Magdi Guirguis and Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774161032

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.001.0001

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Leading in the Midst of Political Change

Leading in the Midst of Political Change

(Pope John XIX, 1928–42; Pope Macarius III, 1944–45; Pope Yusab II, 1946–56)

(p.111) 6 Leading in the Midst of Political Change
The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter looks at the reigns of three popes—John XIX, 1928–42; Macarius III, 1944–45; and Yusab II, 1946–56—who saw the proverbial best and worst of times in the history of Egypt and the Coptic Church.

Keywords:   John XIX, conservative pope, Macarius III, reforming pope, ill-fated pope, Yusab II, Coptic papacy, political change

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