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New Coptic Pope to be named 4 November

Bishop Paul announces 4 November as the date of the altar lottery which will determine the new Pope

Ahram Online, Tuesday 16 Oct 2012
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Bishop Paul of the Egyptian Orthodox Church (Photo by: Ahram)
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The spokesman of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishop Paul, has announced that the new Coptic Orthodox Patriarch will be chosen on 4 November.

Three out of the current list of five candidates will be selected on 29 October, and their names will be put into the altar lottery, which will take place on 4 November.

The current final candidates were announced earlier this week.

The lottery will determine the successor to Pope Shenouda, who held the apostolic throne from 1971 until his death last March.

 

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Aminah Ali, Assuit
17-10-2012 02:30pm
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I like Hime
He seems far more humble aith less gold and sliver chains. Let us serve our people and guide them to the truth: Mercy and compassion.
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Mona
17-10-2012 12:27am
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Not "Lotery"!
I hope he will follow in steps of Pope Shenouda.
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Mina Botros, Suez
16-10-2012 10:46pm
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People Pope
We need more interaction with people daily problems and less Kahanot, gold songs, and retuals. We need a pope that will promote natinal unity, protecft all Egyptians rights and ensure community service.
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ST
17-10-2012 07:52am
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constitutional rights
That should be the role of a new constitution
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