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SCAF announces general mourning on Tuesday for Pope Shenouda
Zeinab El Gundy, Monday 19 Mar 2012
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Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced on Monday a general day of mourning for Pope Shenouda III on Tuesday. The patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria died at the age of 88 on Saturday evening.

The SCAF made the announcement in a statement it issued on Monday through its official Facebook page.

The funeral of Pope Shenouda III will be held on Tuesday in Cairo at St Mark's Cathedral. Following the pope's funeral, a military plane will transfer the body of the late pope for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi Al-Natroun, in the Behaira Governorate.

On Saturday night, the ruling SCAF passed an executive order, granting Christian state-employees of all denominations a three-day holiday to mourn the late pope.





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gamil F Hanna
20-03-2012 03:09pm
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lessons people learned or can learn from Pope Shenouda
LOVE, love to all. The human family is all but one. If you love God, love his creation. Love all people, love the birds, the animals, the trees, the flowers, the roses, love God's creation. do good to all.
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Mike
20-03-2012 11:13am
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SCAF
I think the decisions by the SCAF in last few days has been quite outstanding, I for one hope that they maintain power until such time as there is a proper Presidential candidate whom will represent ALL Egyptians!
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Hamjapewa Off at Kenya's Coptic? Haki Yetu!
19-03-2012 03:50pm
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Poleni
RIP
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abrehet
19-03-2012 03:50pm
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great father
am fell sad.i love the pope much .he was a real father for ethiopian youngs. his grace be with us
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