Archive for March, 2012

PREMIER EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO COPTIC COMMUNITIES

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NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has extended his condolences to the State’s Coptic communities for the loss of their beloved and respected spiritual leader, Pope Shenouda III.    

Autumn of another patriarch

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The death of Pope Shenouda highlights quandaries faced by Coptic Christians.    

Egypt Coptic Pope Shenouda is buried at monastery

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St Mark’s cathedral was packed with mourners paying their respects to the 88-year-old pope who died on Saturday.    

Throngs of Copts in Egypt gather for Pope Shenouda’s funeral

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Tens of thousands of tearful Copts bade farewell to Pope Shenouda III during the patriarch’s funeral Tuesday in Cairo’s main cathedral of St. Mark’s.    

MEDIA RELEASE FROM LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR

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The Coalition learnt with sadness of the death of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the oldest and largest Christian community of the Middle East.    

CDP MEDIA RELEASE – Pope Shenouda III Passes to Glory

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The Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, has extended his condolences to the Coptic community, the family and friends of the late Pope Shenouda III.    

Egypt’s grief-stricken Christians fear a new wave of persecution

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Death of Coptic Pope Shenouda III leaves millions of worshippers around the country without a spiritual leader    

PRIME MINISTER – MEDIA RELEASE – DEATH OF POPE SHENOUDA

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PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has offered the nation’s condolences to the Coptic community after the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox church died in Egypt overnight      

Egyptians mourn Coptic Pope Shenouda

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Tens of thousands flock to Cairo’s main cathedral after the pontiff who led their church for 40 years dies at 88.    

London: thousands show support for Christians in Pakistan

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Thousands took part in events in London on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Christian government minister Shahbaz Bhatti, and protest about the ongoing maltreatment of minorities in Pakistan.    

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