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أكتوبر 24، 2020

Coptic Priesthood and the current Problem of Paedophilia

 


Amid last July, Sally Zakhari (known on Facebook as Sally Zee) a Coptic young lady from Florida, published her story on Facebook. It was a story of her being molested by a Coptic priest in her childhood. His name was Father Reweis Aziz Khalil.

This was a terribly shocking announcement for the Coptic community all over the world. Copts have been elevating clergymen as if infallible since the early beginning of Coptic Christianity in Egypt. It might be something of a Pharaonic descent. This elevated stature of Coptic clergy made Sally’s statement not only went viral, but also was faced by a heavy armoured opposition. By no means, this was plausible for the Copts.