Christian statements on the death of Coptic Pope Shenouda III

March 18, 2012

Pope Shenouda III, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt since 1971, died on March 17 aged 88. His health had been deteriorating for several years. Throughout his papal ministry, he presided over the expansion of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt and throughout the world. A round-up of links to messages from Christian leaders around the world follows.

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion

National Council of Churches in the USA

World Council of Churches

The Most Rev. Mouneer Anis, Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt

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