Last Update 21:29
Monday, 26 June 2017

Egypt Pope leads Maspero victims' funeral

Pope Shenouda III meets with a group of bishops, in a previously arranged meeting, to discuss last night's violent clashes

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Oct 2011
Pope Shenouda III
Pope Shenouda III (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2012
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2012

Egypt’s Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Church, will lead the prayers in today's funeral of the those killed last night in Maspero clashes between the army and protesters. 

The cermony will take place in Abbasseya Catherdral where thousands of Copts have gathered since the early morning waiting for the arrival of more than 20 coffins from the Coptic Hospital, one kilometre away.

Three coffins have so far arrived at the cathedral, with others expected shortly.

Earlier today Pope Shenouda discussed last night's clashes at Maspero with a group of bishops of the Holy Synod, the highest Coptic entity in Egypt, in a previously scheduled meeting that was supposed to discuss periodical issues in the Church.

The Coptic Church is yet to release a statement on the violence.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
1



Fr. bishoy
10-10-2011 05:04pm
0-
0+
Thank you ahram online
Since yesterday all Copts in US are following Ahram online, as it was one of very few honest report after the shameful reports came from national Egyptian TV Please pass our greetings to your team
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.