March 17, 2012

Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III dies

(BBC):- Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced.

The cause of his death was not reported, but the leader of the Middle East's largest Christian minority had suffered from health problems.

Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population.
After attacks on Coptic Christians in recent years, Pope Shenouda urged officials to do more to address the community's concerns.
Pope Shenouda led the church, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, for four decades.
His political adviser Hany Aziz told Reuters news agency that Shenouda "died from complications in health and from old age".
He had returned recently to Egypt after seeking treatment abroad.
Pope Shenouda was born Nazeer Gayed into a devout Christian family on 3 August 1923 in Asyut, Upper Egypt, and became a monk in 1954, taking the name Shenouda.
After Pope Cyril died in 1971, Shenouda was enthroned as Pope of Alexandria.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

ነፍስዎን ይማርልን አባባ ሾኖዳ።
ይህ ሞት የሚሉት ለምን ያዳላል ???
እንዴት ኢትዮጵያን ልፎ ወደ ግብጽ ሄደ እውነትም ፰ኛ ሸህ ደርሶ ነው መሰለኝ እግዚአብሔር ልጆቹን እየሰብሰበ ያለው። በስሙ እየነገዱ ምድርን የሚበጠብጡትንማ ደስታቸው በመሬት ላይ ብቻ እንዲሆንላቸው ብሎ እነርሱ የምድር ኑሮ እስኪሰልቻቸው ዝም ብሎ እያያቸው ነው። ኧረ ባክህ እግዚአብሔር የኢትዮጵያን ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ አንድ በልልን !!! ?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

እግዚአብሔር ወዳጆቹን እየሰበሰበ ነው ።ታላቁ ኮከብ እነሆ በአረፍተ ዘመን ተገቱ ፣ለሰው ሁሉ የሚሆነው እረፍተ ሥጋ አገኛቸው። እግዚአብሔር ነፍሳቸውን በአብርሃም እቅፍ ያኑርልን ።አባታችን በረከትዎ አትለየን!

Bike,Somali said...

Hi!Deje selamawiyan,nefsachewn be ene Abrham menoria be mengste semayat yanurln.Ethiopia talak abat atach;Gbst's Gbst nat ewnetegna meriwoch yaferuachew lela Papasat aluat...

Anonymous said...

enesum yemotu new metlew

Anonymous said...

May God rest His Holyness Pope Shenouda in peace,May God Bless the Egyptian Coptic Christian Amen.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why ,but I am flooded with a mixed feeling of joy and sorrow upon hearing the news of Pope Shenouda's death. I felt happy as he passed away laying a firm foundation for the Coptic church that we Ethiopians should try to emulate. My heart gets filled with joy when I imagine the glory he will receive in heaven before Jesus Christ our Lord.
At the same time, I also feel very much depressed to see that such a great father is no longer there to defend the most disadvantaged flocks he has been leading so far. May God enthrone a strong pope for our Christian brothers in Egypt! When alive, father pope Shenouda acted as a true shepherd.

May God rest his soul in the bosoms of Abraham,Issac, and Jacob!

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