* Court ruling had said divorced Copts could remarryThe money quote is this one:
* 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.
"I am announcing that the church respects the law but it does not accept rules except from the bible," the pope said.Well, he is close. But, even the Orthodox aren't Bible-alone Christians. But, I get what he is saying.