“Pope Yoannis XVIII and the Issues of Coptic Society” in an Online Lecture at the BA

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organizes the third online lecture of its 12th cultural season, under the title “Pope Yoannis XVIII (1760 – 1769), and the Issues of Coptic Society”. It will be delivered by Dr. Adel Fakhry, on Sunday, 20 February 2022, at 2:00 pm.

The lecture sheds light on several messages belonging to Pope Yoannis XVIII, one of which entitled For Physical and Psychological Ailments, and another one titled For Those Who Marry Unconsciously, which tackled the age-old problem of child marriage, particularly among girls.

Both messages addressed different social issues, and referred to many psychological illnesses that were treated under turbulent historical and political circumstances, which ended with the French Campaign in Egypt at the end of the 18th century.