Pope Shenouda III

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3 Killed as Throngs Mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope

Pope Shenouda III's memorial service turns tragic

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of mourners turned out for Pope Shenouda III's memorial service, which turned tragic when three were crushed to death in the crowd. The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians was seated on the throne of St. Mark, and dozens of devotees were injured as they crowded... More »

Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope Dead at 88

Pope Shenouda III struck conservative tone during revolution

(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 rights in his early years... More »

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