RIP: pope Shenouda III

The Guardian:

Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, has died aged 88 after 40 years spent leading Egypt‘s Christian minority during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims.

Tens of thousands of Christians packed into the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo on Saturday evening hoping to see his body. Women in black wept and screamed. Some, unable to get into the overcrowded building, massed outside, raising their hands in prayer.

May his soul depart in peace, and may it rest in God’s everlasting mansions with all His Saints…

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