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Cyril V
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(1824, in the province of Banî Suef – 1927) was a Coptic patriarch from 1874 to 1927, who enjoyed the longest term of office of any Coptic patriarch (53 years). In 1844, he entered the monastery at Barâmûs, where he later became abbot. Before his election as patriarch, he found it necessary to defend the laity's right to have a voice in almost all ecclesial matters in a lay council (Maglis Millî), newly founded in 1874. Cyril repealed the concessions immediately after assuming off…

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Reiss, Wolfram, “Cyril V”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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