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Leader of Coptic Church in US for medical treatment

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  • Rev Fr John Brian
    From: IhabBishay In case you have not heard, H.H. Pope Shenouda is back in Cleveland for medical treatment. H.G Bishop Daniel requested that for all the
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      From: IhabBishay

      In case you have not heard, H.H. Pope Shenouda is back in Cleveland for
      medical treatment.

      H.G Bishop Daniel requested that for all the congregation to pray and fast
      and would like, to those who can, to fast tomorrow until 6pm.

      There will also be a mass held at St. Mary Cathedral specially for His
      Holiness.

      Below is a French news story.

      Ihab Bishay


      By Agence France Presse (AFP)

      Monday, July 02, 2007
      CAIRO: The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenuda III, left
      Egypt on Sunday for the US to undergo treatment for kidney problems, local
      press reported. Shenuda is due to be treated in a hospital in Cleveland,
      Ohio, the state-owned Al-Ahram daily said. It is Shenuda's third trip for
      medical treatment in a year. "The pope's health is good," church spokesman
      Anba Moussa told the independent daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm. In October 2006,
      he traveled to the US for back surgery. In June of the same year, he
      underwent medical tests in Munich, Germany. Shenuda is the 117th successor
      of Saint Mark, who according to tradition founded the Coptic Church in the
      first century AD. He has headed the church since 1971. Copts are estimated
      to form six to 10 percent of Egypt's 76 million people and are the largest
      Christian community in the Middle East. - AFP
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