Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

November 4, 2012 Featured News

4/11/2012 Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. His name was selected from a glass bowl by a blindfolded boy at a ceremony in Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral. Three candidates had been shortlisted. The 60-year-old succeeds Pope Shenouda […]

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Egypt’s Coptic church chooses new pope

November 4, 2012 Featured News

  4/11/2012 CAIRO—Egypt’s ancient Coptic Christian church chose a new pope in an elaborate Sunday ceremony meant to invoke the will of God, in which a blindfolded boy drew the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice. Bishop Tawadros, 59, an aide to the acting pope, was selected to become Pope Tawadros II, […]

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