"The Coptic Church respects the law but it does not accept rulings that go against the Bible and our freedom of religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Pope Shenouda III on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Pope Shenouda III on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Pope Shenouda III on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Pope Shenouda III on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Pope Shenouda III on Albert Camus
"The world sees in our conduct, in our behaviour, the proof that we are the real children of God."
"Homosexuality is against nature. Sexual expression is permitted only within marriage, between man and woman, male and female. Anything else is an abnormality and is against nature."