Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Dead, Shenouda III; Egypt Leader Died At 88

CAIRO, March 17 (Reuters) – Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of most of Egypt’s estimated 12 million Christians, died on Saturday from old age, his political adviser told Reuters.

Bells tolled in Cairo’s Abbasiya district, site of Egypt’s main Coptic cathedral, as the news spread.

Shenouda, 88, became the 117th Pope of Alexandria in November 1971, and was popular among Egypt’s Christians and Muslims alike during his four decades in power.

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Categories: CHRISTIANITY, Egypt, Religion

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