Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope Dead at 88

Pope Shenouda III struck conservative tone during revolution

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 17, 2012 5:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III has died of natural causes at age 88 after leading his community through four decades of quiet expansion, al-Jazeera reports. A religious leader of some 8 million people—about 10% of Egyptians—Shenouda was a fighter for Coptic...   Read full story »

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