Updated:Funeral Snaps of Pope Shenouda from Cairo

by OCP on March 20, 2012

in Featured News, News

Thousands of Egyptian Christians stand watch on a giant screen the funeral of late Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Thousands of Egyptian Christians stand watch on a giant screen the funeral of late Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church

An Egyptian Christian holds a poster of the late Pope Shenouda III

An Egyptian Christian holds a poster of the late Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian senior clerics gather to pay their final respects during the funeral for Pope Shenouda III at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo

Egyptian senior clerics gather to pay their final respects during the funeral for Pope Shenouda III at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo

Ethiopian Patriarch Abune Paulose along with Coptic Metropolitan Anba Bishoy at the funeral ceremony

Ethiopian Patriarch Abune Paulose along with Coptic Metropolitan Anba Bishoy at the funeral ceremony

Egyptian nuns mourn during the funeral for Pope Shenouda III at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo

Egyptian nuns mourn during the funeral for Pope Shenouda III at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo

An Egyptian Coptic bishop visits the Saint Bishoy monastery where Pope Shenouda III is be buried in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo

An Egyptian Coptic bishop visits the Saint Bishoy monastery where Pope Shenouda III is be buried in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo

Egyptian generals from the ruling military council file out of the Coptic Orthodox cathedral

Egyptian generals from the ruling military council file out of the Coptic Orthodox cathedral

Egyptian Christians Prayer mourn at the funeral of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, in the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo

Egyptian Christians Prayer mourn at the funeral of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, in the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo

The body of Pope Shenouda III lies in a casket at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral during his funeral in Cairo

The body of Pope Shenouda III lies in a casket at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral during his funeral in Cairo

Egyptian senior clerics attend the funeral of Pope Shenouda III at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Egyptian senior clerics attend the funeral of Pope Shenouda III at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Egyptian Christians Prayer mourn at the funeral of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian Christians Prayer mourn at the funeral of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian Christian priests stand next to the coffin of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian Christian priests stand next to the coffin of Pope Shenouda III

Police military guard the area as Egyptian Christians and Coptic priests pay respects and view the Wadi Al-Natrun monastery

Police military guard the area as Egyptian Christians and Coptic priests pay respects and view the Wadi Al-Natrun monastery

Egyptian Islamic preacher Amr Khaled (C) attends the funeral of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian Islamic preacher Amr Khaled (C) attends the funeral of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian soldiers carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, during his funeral in the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo March 20, 2012.

Egyptian soldiers carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, during his funeral in the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo March 20, 2012.

Egyptian soldiers carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian soldiers carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian security forces and Coptic clergy are seen in force as a hearse carries away Pope Shenouda III's casket

Egyptian security forces and Coptic clergy are seen in force as a hearse carries away Pope Shenouda III's casket

The final resting place of Papa Shenouda III inside the Bishoy monastery in Beheira province of the Nile Delta, 150 kms northwest of Cairo

The final resting place of Papa Shenouda III inside the Bishoy monastery in Beheira province of the Nile Delta, 150 kms northwest of Cairo

Coptic clergy gather for the interment of Pope Shenouda III at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Coptic clergy gather for the interment of Pope Shenouda III at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Egyptian Coptic priests and christians carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, upon its arrival for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun, 100km (62 miles) north of Cairo

Egyptian Coptic priests and christians carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, upon its arrival for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun, 100km (62 miles) north of Cairo

Military police and mourners surround the ambulance carrying the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, upon its arrival for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun

Military police and mourners surround the ambulance carrying the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, upon its arrival for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun

Mourners gather around the tomb of Pope Shenouda III after his interment at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun

Mourners gather around the tomb of Pope Shenouda III after his interment at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun

Coptic nuns kiss the tomb of Pope Shenouda III after his interment at the Saint Bishoy monastery

Coptic nuns kiss the tomb of Pope Shenouda III after his interment at the Saint Bishoy monastery

Coptic clergy and mourners gather around the tomb of Pope Shenouda III after his interment at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Coptic clergy and mourners gather around the tomb of Pope Shenouda III after his interment at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

20/3/2012

Pope Shenouda has been laid to rest at St Bishoy Monastery which is situated Cairo-Alexandria road in northern Egypt’s Wadi Al-Natroun region.

Pope Shenouda III, an iconic figure for 40 years at the helm of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, was laid to rest Tuesday in a desert monastery after a moving funeral Mass at a Cairo cathedral attended by tens of thousands. Shenouda’s death brought an outpouring of expressions of Muslim-Christian unity, but it has done little to hide the alarm of Egypt’s 10 million Christians and liberal Muslims over the political ascent of Islamists.

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