March 21, 2012

Condolences of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Washington, D.C. for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Washington, D.C. publicly announced the departure of His Holiness on its website and offered the following announcement and letter of condolence. You may read them from this link. Condolences of the Egyptian Embassy.pdf23.6 MB

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March 21, 2012

Condolences of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, received a comforting letter from Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for the departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. You may read the letter from this link. Condolences of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.pdf72.3 KB

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March 21, 2012

Condolences of His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, received a comforting letter of condolences from His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church on March 19. You may read the PDF from this link. Condolences from His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian.pdf57.2 KB

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March 21, 2012

U.S. Representative Gary Peters’ Congressional Record Statement Celebrating the Life of Pope Shenouda III

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark the passing and celebrate the life of Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria.  For more than forty years, Pope Shenouda was the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church – a denomination with more than ten million followers in Egypt and throughout the world.  As its religious leader, he ensured that the Egyptian Coptic community was, and is, an integral pillar of Egyptian society. We will miss him, – …

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March 21, 2012

Condolences of the Orthodox Church of America for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

His Eminence +JONAH, Primate of the Orthodox Church of America, sent a comforting letter to His Eminence Metropolitan Pachomius, the locum tenens of the See of St. Mark. You may download the PDF from this link. shenouda.pdf43.4 KB

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March 21, 2012

The Farewell Words of a Departed Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria to His Children

During the funeral of our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, one of the bishops read the following last words of a departed patriarch to all his children. These are words of comfort and encouragement to all of us. I am your father and teacher. All of you my children, listen to my commandments. I ask you my beloved children; preserve and look after the faith of the Holy Trinity. I ask you my beloved – …

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March 17, 2012

Statement of the Vatican on the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

The Catholic Church shares in the grief and prayers of Coptic Christians in mourning the loss of their spiritual leader, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria. Pope Benedict XVI was informed of the news and he is united spiritually with prayers of suffrage. We will never forget the meeting of Pope Shenouda in Cairo with Pope John Paul II during his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai during the Great Jubilee. The occasion marked a high – …

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March 17, 2012

Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Pope Shenouda III

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III, a beloved leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians and an advocate for tolerance and religious dialogue. We stand alongside Coptic Christians and Egyptians as they honor his contributions in support of peace and cooperation. We will remember Pope Shenouda III as a man of deep faith, a leader of a great faith, and an advocate for unity and reconciliation. His commitment to – …

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March 17, 2012

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III Rests in the Lord

With a firm hope in the Resurrection, the Diocese announces the departure of our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III into the heavenly habitations at the age of 88, as officially announced by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church earlier today. His Holiness guided the Church with love and care for the past forty years in a manner that touched the hearts of many within and without the Church. He is well-known – …

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October 13, 2011

Copts Mourn Innocent Christians Killed By Egyptian Army

LOS ANGELES – Deeply grieved by the slaughter of innocent Coptic Christian protesters by Egyptian army tanks that plowed through crowds near Shubra (Maspero) last weekend, the Copts of Los Angeles invite Christians worldwide to advocate for a peaceful Egypt by joining them in three days of prayer and fasting that began Tuesday, Oct. 11. Following prayer and fasting, the Coptic Orthodox Christian Diocese of Los Angeles is participating in a peaceful demonstration 2-4 p.m. – …

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October 13, 2011

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the Egyptian Military's Massacre of Copts

The Russian Orthodox Church has followed the developments in Egypt with concern and bitterness. Blood has been spilt and Christian churches have been destroyed again. There is another manifestation of growing intolerance towards Christians and their legal and physical vulnerability in the Egyptian society. Our Church knows from her recent history what the suffering of innocent people and destruction of churches are. We raise our voice in defence of our Egyptian brothers in faith and – …

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