Monday, December 13, 2010

Pope Shenouda in Retreat

Pope Shenouda (el-Suriani) III of Alexandria is going into retreat at St. Paisius the Great's Monastery in Wadi Natroun to protest the Egyptian government's refusal to release the Copts arrested during the Omraneyya church building protests in Giza or even to enter into dialogue with the Coptic Orthodox Church over the situation. Prior to this Pope Shenouda stated in Cairo that "the lives of Copts are not cheap," referring to the two Copts killed by Egyptian Arab police during the incident in Giza. More here.

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