The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the registration procedures of three new churches in Indonesia are currently underway. Once established, they would bring the number of Coptic Orthodox churches in Indonesia to five.
Pope Tawadros had assigned to the Saint Paul the Apostle Service, headed by Father Daoud Lamey, the responsibility of registering and accrediting the Coptic Orthodox Church in Indonesia, founding churches there, and ordaining priests to serve in Asia. The St Paul’s Service started in Indonesia in 2015 by establishing the church of the saints Pope Kiryllos VI and Samaan al-Kharaz in Jakarta, and the church of the Pentecost in the island of Sulawesi.
The three new churches in Indonesia are: the church of the Holy Virgin and St Mark in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia; the church of Archangel Michael and Anba Moussa al-Aswad in Malang, the fourth largest city; and the church of St George and Anba Nofer the Hermit in Kalimantan which occupies one third of the island of Borneo.
3 May 2019