Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church announces passing of Helwan Diocese's bishop

Sherry El Gergawi , Sunday 3 Mar 2024

The Coptic Orthodox Church announced late on Sunday evening the passine of Bishop Picenti (Pisentios), diocesan bishop of the Holy Diocese of Helwan and Al Maasara.

Bishop Picenti
Coptic Orthodox Bishop Picenti (Pisentios), diocesan bishop of the Holy Diocese of Helwan and Al Maasara. Photo courtesy of Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center official Facebook page

 

The 83-year-old bishop succumbed to a long illness, according to a statement released on Facebook by the Church's spokesperson.

Funeral arrangements have been announced, with Pope Tawadros II leading the ceremony at Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo on Monday.

Born in Helwan in 1941, Bishop Picenti dedicated his life to the Church for over five decades, wearing the garb of the Coptic Orthodox Church, including 38 years as a bishop of Helwan and Al Maasara Diocese.

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