March 22, 2012

Letter of Condolences from Russian Orthodox Metropolitan +HILARION and the Department of External Church Relations

Holy Synod of the Coptic Church Your Eminences, Your Graces: It was with a feeling of profound grief that I have learnt about the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Shenouda III at such a difficult period in the history of the Coptic Church. The late Patriarch Shenouda III was a great pastor whom the Lord vouchsafed to be at the helm of the church ship for over forty years. He was a man of the – …

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March 22, 2012

Condolences of Russian Orthodox Patriarch +KIRILL for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the Coptic Church Holy Synod upon the death of the Primate of the Coptic Church, Pope and Patriarch Shenouda III.  To the Holy Synod of the Coptic Church  Your Eminences and Graces, Dear Brothers in Christ: With profound grief I have learnt about the demise of His Holiness Patriarch Shenouda III who has carried out zealous service as Patriarch of the Coptic Church – …

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March 22, 2012

U.S. Department of State Press Release on the Passing of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Today, Americans stand alongside Egyptians in offering our deepest condolences on the passing of Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church for more than 40 years. Pope Shenouda III was a beloved leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians and an advocate for national unity and religious cooperation. As we reflect on his life and legacy, we reaffirm our support to the future peace and prosperity of Egypt. Our thoughts and – …

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March 22, 2012

Hindus Offer Heartfelt Condolences for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

HINDUS HAVE offered heartfelt condolences on the death of Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Shenouda III on March 17 in Cairo (Egypt).  Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that they were saddened by the passing away of His Holiness Pope Shenouda, 88, 117th Pope of Alexandria, known to his followers as “Baba Shenouda”. He would be greatly missed. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of – …

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March 22, 2012

Words of Condolence to the Coptic Orthodox Church from Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI

On learning of the sad departure to God, our common Father, of His Holiness Shenouda III, Patriarch of Alexandria on the See of Saint Mark the Evangelist, I wish to express to the members of the Holy Synod, to the priests and all the faithful of all the Patriarchate, my most sincere brotherly compassion. I recall with gratitude his commitment to Christian Unity, his memorable visit to my predecessor Pope Paul VI, and their signing – …

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March 21, 2012

Condolences of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America on the Occasion of the Death of Pope Shenouda III

On March 19, Archbishop Demetrios, the Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the Assembly to the Coptic Orthodox Church on the occasion of the death of their reigning hierarch, Pope Shenouda III, who fell asleep on March 17. You may read the letter from this link.   Letter of Condolence for Death of Pope Shenouda.pdf400 KB

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March 21, 2012

Condolences of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, received a letter of condolence from the Right Reverend Alexei Smith, the Ecumenical Officer of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles expressing sympathy on behalf of the Archdiocese for the departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. You may read the letter from this link. Condolences of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.pdf38.5 KB

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March 21, 2012

Tribute to Pope Shenouda III and Condolence Message to the Coptic Orthodox Church from the World Council of Churches (WCC)

The World Council of Churches (WCC) posted a tribute to His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, who served as President of the organization, and a message of condolence to the Coptic Orthodox Church on the organization’s website. The full text of the tribute is reproduced below: To the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church Geneva, 18 March 2011 Your Eminences and Graces,Respected members of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church,Brothers and Sisters in – …

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March 21, 2012

Condolences of Dr. Richard L. Hamm, Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, received an e-mail offering condolences from the Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA, Dr. Richard L. Hamm: Dear Bishop Serapion, You and the entire Coptic Church are in the thoughts and prayers of all of us in Christian Churches Together. Pope Shenouda was such a marvelous leader of allChristians. We at once mourn with you and pray that a worthy successor will be affirmed in – …

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March 21, 2012

Letter of Sympathy for the Departure of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III from the Church Federation

Our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Serapion, received a letter of sympathy from Ms. Maria Pimentel-Gannon and the Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith of the Church Federation of Greater Indianopolis reflecting His Holiness’ significant contributions to ecumenical dialogue as President of the World Council of Churches. You may read the letter from this link. Letter of Sympathy Pope Shenouda Final.pdf791.8 KB

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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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