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Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians Reply with quote

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Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.

His name was selected from a glass bowl by a blindfolded boy at a ceremony in Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral. Three candidates had been shortlisted.

The 60-year-old succeeds Pope Shenouda III, who died in March aged 88.

He succeeds as attacks on Copts are on the increase, and many say they fear the country's new Islamist leaders.

Bishop Tawadros has studied in Britain
The other two candidates were Bishop Raphael and Father Raphael Ava Mina. They were chosen in a ballot by a council of some 2,400 Church and community officials in October.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20192922

What an interesting way to decide who gets to be the next Coptic pope. But I don't like the idea of fasting approximately 200 days of the year. Too hardcore.
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