4 November 2012

Egypt: Bishop Tawadros Chosen As Egypt's 118th Coptic Pope

Photo: Coptic Pope.org/Facebook
The late Shenouda III of Alexandria, the former Coptic pope.

Bishop Tawadros has become Egypt's 118th Coptic pope after his name was picked from a box by a blindfolded child during Sunday's altar lottery at St Mark's Cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo.

Bishop Tawadros, 60-years-old, is the General Bishop of El-Beheira in Egypt's Delta region received 1623 votes, taking 26.53 per cent of total votes.

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