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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
PHOTO GALLERY: 'Altar Lottery' yields Egypt's next Coptic Orthodox pope

Interim Patriarch Pakhomius revealing the name of the next Coptic pope (Reuters)
For transparency, priest (bottom R) shows papers with names of candidates not chosen (Reuters)
Altar boy Bishoy Gerges Mossad innocently, blindfolded chooses from ballots of finalists (Reuters)
The altar boy Bishoy Gerges Mossad as he chooses randomly (Reuters)
The name of the new pope is revealed, Bishop Tawadros, with his photo (right) (Reuters)
(Photo: Mai Shaheen)
Abbasiya Cathedral (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
(Photo: Mai Shaheen)
Performing Liturgy before lottery (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
(Photo: Mai Shaheen)
(Photo: Mai Shaheen)
Exterior of Abbasiya Cathedral (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Elaborate papal election process ends with selection of Bishop Tawadros as Coptic Orthodox Church's 118th patriarch

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