World pays tribute to Pope Shenouda

Mourning: the body of Pope Shenouda III in state (above, left) observed by the faithful PA

Gerald Butt Middle East Correspondent 22/3/2012 MEMBERS of the ruling military council and cabinet ministers from Egypt, as well as Christian and Muslim representatives from around the world, attended the funeral on Tuesday of Pope Shenouda III, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who died last Saturday, aged 88. The Cathedral of St Mark in Cairo was ...

Regime-change calls stir Syrian Christians’ unease

“Promoting dialogue”: the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill I, at a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, in Damascus, last Sunday REUTERS

Gerald Butt 18/11/2011 THE minority Christian community in Syria is feeling increasingly uncomfortable and nervous as the country becomes squeezed more and more by Arab and international governments. As the violent repression of anti-regime protests in Syria continues, and more civilian and military deaths are reported each day, King Abdullah of Jordan has become the first Arab leader ...