Cairo University

Athanasius (1923-2000)

ATHANASIUS (1923-2000) A Bishop and educator. He was born in the city of al-Mahalla al-Kubra in the Delta. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Cairo University in 1944, and in 1952 received a diploma of psychology from the American University in Cairo. He also obtained a diploma in divinity from the Clerical …

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Gregorius (1919-2001)

GREGORIUS (1919-2001) A Bishop and educator. Born Wahib Atalla Girgis, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Clerical College in 1938, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Cairo University in 1951. The University of Manchester awarded him a PhD in Coptic studies in 1954. He taught at the Clerical College and he …

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Murad Kamil (1907-1975)

MURAD KAMIL (1907-1975) A Semitist, who taught at Cairo University, the Coptic Clerical College, the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies in Egypt, and the University of Freiburg in Germany. Professor Kamil played an important role in the negotiations between the Coptic Church and the Ethiopian Church. He wrote a book on the Coptic civilization (Cairo, …

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Pahor Labib (1905-1994)

PAHOR LABIB (1905-1994) Director of the Coptic Museum, educator. He was born in Cairo. His father was Iqladiyus Labib, who used to speak only Coptic with his family. He studied Egyptology at Cairo University and obtained his PhD from the University of Friedrich Wilhelms, Berlin, in 1934. He was appointed lecturer in the Institute of …

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Togo Mina (1906-1949)

TOGO MINA (1906-1949) An Egyptian Coptologist. He was born in Assiut in Upper Egypt. He obtained a diploma of Egyptology from Cairo University in 1929. Between 1930 and 1934 he studied at the Ecole Pratique, Ecole du Louvre, and Institut Catholique in France. His dissertation “Le martyr d’Apa Epima” was published in Cairo in 1937. …

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Samuel (1920-1981)

SAMUEL (1920-1981) A Bishop. He was born Sa‘d ‘Aziz in Cairo. On 6 October 1981 he gave his life along with Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat at the hands of Muslim extremist assassins. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Fouad I University (now Cairo University) in 1941, and obtained a diploma in divinity from …

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