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« on: March 17, 2012, 02:12:30 pm »
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http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/36988.aspx

He was 88 and led the Coptic Church since 1971.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 03:30:30 pm »
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Hope the new leader is someone with good diplomatic and political skills. Really needed with so much religious tension and the ongoing harassment and violence against Egypt's Christians.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 04:32:48 pm »
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Sad news. RIP. Echoing politicus's thoughts on any successor.
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A shameless agrarian collectivist with no respect for private property or individual rights.

His idea of freedom is - it is a bad thing and should be stopped at all costs.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 07:21:10 pm »
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Sad, he seemed to be a nice guy. Rest in Peace. Here's hoping that the Copts get a dynamic new Pope that can help protect them from persecution.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 07:39:10 pm »
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May I suggest Rambo or John McClane.  I don't think either is Coptic though.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 08:03:13 pm »
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It may be tough finding someone who is both high enough in the Coptic hierarchy to make promotion to Pope feasible and yet also kept the previous regime sufficiently at arms length to make his election relatively uncontroversial.
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