Funeral Ceremony of Pope Shenuda Began

20/3/2012 Service began with prayers and statements by H.H. Patriarch Abune Paulose of Ethiopia and H.H. Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch. Although Patriarch Zakka is confined to a wheelchair, he spoke in a very firm voice and with much emotion. Metropolitan Bakhomious is leading the funeral prayers. Cathedral packed, streets outside full of police and soldiers. ...

Obama grieves the death of Egypt’s Coptic Pope

18/3/2012 Xinhua U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that he was saddened by the death of Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenuda III who died earlier in the day at the age of 89. In a White House statement, Obama said that he was "saddened to learn of the passing of Coptic Christian Pope Shenuda III," calling him a ...

Security tight as Egypt Copts celebrate Christmas

Pope Shenuda III (C), head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, meets with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb (2nd left), Egyptian Religious Endowments Minister Mohammed Abdel Fadil al-Qawsi (R), Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa (2nd right) and former religious endowments minister Hamdi Zaqzuq (L) in Cairo on January 4, 2012 as they pay him a visit on the occasion of Christmas which Copts celebrate on January 7. (AFP)

6/1/2012 AFP A massive plan to protect Egyptian churches swung into action on Friday as Coptic Christians prepared to celebrate their first post-revolution Christmas, with Islamist leaders attending for the first time. “The interior ministry has drawn up a huge security plan in cooperation with the armed forces to protect all the churches of Egypt at Christmas,” the ...

Pope urges high turnout for Egypt parl’t polls

11/11/2011 CAIRO - The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Shenuda III urged the nation's Christians to turn out in force for the forthcoming parliamentary elections and practise their political rights. Pope Shenuda called on the Copts to ensure a high turnout in the polls for the lower house of the Egyptian Parliament on November ...