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The funeral of Pope Shenouda III in photos

by | 20th, March 2012

IN Photos – Pope Shenouda III (born: Nazeer Gayedhas) been laid to rest at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo, Egypt. President Sadat exiled Shenouda to the Monastery of St Bishoy in the 1970s as tensions between Muslism ad Coptic rose. The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church sought to protect his flock from Muslim extremists, who have in recent years renews attacks the Christian Coptic community. He was 88. His funeral was spectacular:

Note: Three mourners suffocated inside Cairo’s main Abbasiya cathedral as tens of thousands of mourners gathered yesterday to catch a glimpse of Pope Shenouda III’s embalmed corpse. Pope Shenuda’s body had been placed upright on display on a wooden throne in a Cairo cathedral. Pictures of that are here.

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An Egyptian Christian woman carries a poster of the late Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, as others line up to enter his funeral at Mar Morqos, or St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)



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