Egyptian pope rejects ruling letting Copts remarry
* Court ruling had said divorced Copts could remarry
* Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Pope rejects remarriage ruling
* Coptic leader's most outspoken remarks so far
By Yasmine Saleh
CAIRO, June 8 (Reuters) - The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church rejected on Tuesday a court ruling that Coptic men could remarry, saying the decision was against the church's principles and reflected interference in its affairs.
A court upheld a ruling last week that two Coptic men had the right to remarry even though divorced, a move seen as undermining the church's efforts to maintain authority over Christians in Muslim-majority Egypt.
The court decision was prompted by a rare intervention by Coptic Pope Shenouda who had launched an appeal on behalf of the church to overturn a similar court ruling made in March 2008.
Shenouda and 90 other officials in Egypt's Orthodox church had signed a document against the verdict, the pope said. Continued...