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  • Wednesday ,17 October 2012
العربية

New Coptic Pope to be named 4 November

by Ahram Online

Copts and Poliltical Islam

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Wednesday ,17 October 2012

New Coptic Pope to be named 4 November

The spokesman of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishop Paul, has announced that the new Coptic Orthodox Patriarch will be chosen on 4 November.

Three out of the current list of five candidates will be selected on 29 October, and their names will be put into the altar lottery, which will take place on 4 November.
 
The current final candidates were announced earlier this week.
 
The lottery will determine the successor to Pope Shenouda, who held the apostolic throne from 1971 until his death last March.