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Coptic Faithful Fill Cathedral for Pope Shenouda’s Funeral

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptian Coptic Christians have joined a funeral mass in Cairo for their patriarch, Pope Shenouda the Third, who died of illness on Saturday at the age of 88. Mourners, many of them in tears, packed St. Mark’s Cathedral for the service, also attended by representatives of Egypt’s ruling military council and prominent political […]

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Egypt Holds Funeral for Coptic Pope

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral for Egypt’s Coptic Pope, Shenouda the Third, the spiritual leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian community, is under way in Cairo. Shenouda died on Saturday in Cairo at age 88 from liver and lung disease. Historians say the Coptic church is one of the oldest in the world. It traces its founding […]

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Egypt’s Coptic Spiritual Leader Dies

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians are mourning the death of Coptic Pope Shenouda III, the spiritual leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian community. Shenouda died on Saturday in Cairo at age 88 after suffering from what the official MENA news agency says was liver and lung disease. Mourners gathered in the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo to pray […]

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Egypt’s Coptic Spiritual Leader Dies

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenouda III, the spiritual leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian community, has died. He was 88. Shenouda died on Saturday in Egypt after suffering from health complications. Egypt’s official MENA news agency says he had battled liver and lung ailments. Shenouda was consecrated as pope of Alexandria in 1971. He led […]

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Egypt’s Coptic Christians Say Equality Demands Not Met

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Sunday’s violence in Cairo highlighted long-standing tensions between Egypt’s Coptic Christians and Muslims, and with the nation’s military leadership. Copts have long been asking for changes to laws that hinder the building of churches and do not recognize the conversion of Muslims to Christianity. Copts complain about employment discrimination and have often clashed with majority […]