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.

ADVERTISEMENT

  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT