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Final list of candidates for Egypt's Coptic pope announced

Coptic church announced final 5 candidates for papel chair to replace late Pope Shenouda III

Ahram Online, Saturday 13 Oct 2012
Late Pope Shenouda III
Former Pope Shenouda III, the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Egypt (Photo: Reuters)
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At a press conference on Saturday afternoon in Wadi El-Natroun, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church announced the final list of 5 candidates in the running to become the next pope replacing Pope Shenouda III who died in March.
 
Two of the candidates are monks and three are priests.
 
Candidates are Bishop Raphael, general bishop of Central Cairo, Bishop Tawadros, Father Raphael Ava Mina, Father Pachomios El-Syrian and Father Seraphim Al-Syrian 
The church is expected to pick the new Pope in a special lottery ceremony before end of year.
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Neter
13-10-2012 07:43pm
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God help them
May God have mercy on whomever is elected. They will have a formidable task before them. I don't envy anyone who has to live with Salafi/Taliban.....To 'Love thy enemy' and turn the other cheek is difficult for any normal person, you really have to be a Saint.Unfortunately as they found out in Afghanistan, Taliban/Salafi don't respond too well to this kind of thinking just yet... what it is they are exactly responding to is a contentious issue no one is allowed to ask...
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george tadros
16-10-2012 02:02pm
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