Egypt mourns: The passing of a pope

  • Article by: SUSAN HOGAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 20, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Today, as political unrest and religious tensions loom in Egypt, Coptic Orthodox Christians there are mourning the death of their 88-year-old pope, who died Saturday from illness. After a funeral at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, the pope will be buried at St. Bishoy monastery 40 miles west of the city, where he was once exiled by former president Anwar Sadat.

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thx11381Mar. 21, 1211:39 AM

This is the first time I recall seeing anything in the Strib re: the struggle of Christians and non-mulsims in Egypt. This ‘Arab Spring’ has not been good to them, if things continue to go the way they have been there will be no more Christians, Jews or other non-muslims left in that country.

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