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Coptic Orthodox Church chooses new pope: Anglican Ink, November 4, 2012 November 4, 2012

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Bishop Tawadros of Beheira

A blind folded altar boy choosing by lot has selected Bishop Tawadros of Beheira to be the 118th Pope and Lord Archbishop of the Great City of Alexandria and Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy Apostolic Holy See of St Mark the Evangelist and Holy Apostle.

The 4 Nov 2012 selection took place at Cairo’s St Marks’ Cathedral in Cairo and began with the reading of the names of the three finalists selected last week by the church’s synod of bishop and lay council by acting pope, Archbishop Pachomios.  The names were then written on three pieces of paper and placed in a black box that was sealed with red wax.

Read it all in Anglican Ink.

Coptic Church selects three candidates for Pope of Alexandria: Anglican Ink, October 30, 2012 October 31, 2012

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Brother Raphael

Bishop Tawadros

Bishop Raphael

Delegates to a special electoral synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria have selected a monk and two bishops as candidates to succeed Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria.

On 29 October 2012 the 2,405 members of the Synod of Bishops and the church’s General Lay Council meeting at St. Mark’s Cathedral, in Cairo’s Abbasiya neighborhood cast ballots to select three candidates for the post. Seventeen names had been put forward for consideration by the commission, which narrowed the list to five candidates.

Read it all in Anglican Ink.