Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 26, 2015, 04:44:18 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2016 predictions are now open!.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Discussion
| |-+  Religion & Philosophy (Moderator: Gustaf)
| | |-+  Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III dies
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III dies  (Read 504 times)
Clegg got clegged
Kalwejt
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 39478


View Profile
« on: March 17, 2012, 02:12:30 pm »
Ignore

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/36988.aspx

He was 88 and led the Coptic Church since 1971.
Logged

Charlotte Hebdo
politicus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8670
Denmark


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 03:30:30 pm »
Ignore

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.
Logged

sex-negative feminist prude
Nathan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14150


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 04:32:48 pm »
Ignore

Sad news. RIP. Echoing politicus's thoughts on any successor.
Logged

A shameless agrarian collectivist with no respect for private property or individual rights.

I didn't really read it, tbh.
Zioneer
PioneerProgress
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4575
United States


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 07:21:10 pm »
Ignore

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.
Logged
dead0man
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 22993
United States


Political Matrix
E: 6.84, S: -4.52

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 07:39:10 pm »
Ignore

May I suggest Rambo or John McClane.  I don't think either is Coptic though.
Logged

I believe the simple truth is that they became somewhat alarmed when they realized that I really meant to write what I believed. There is a peculiar parallel between some of our great Northern "liberals" and some of our outstanding Southern liberals.

Some of the people in both classes share the deep-seated convictions that only their convictions can possibly be the right ones. They both inevitably say the same thing: "We know the Negro and what is best for him."
True Federalist
Ernest
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 30082
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 08:03:13 pm »
Ignore

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.
Logged

Quote from: Ignatius of Antioch
He that possesses the word of Jesus, is truly able to bear his very silence. ó Epistle to the Ephesians 3:21a
The one thing everyone can agree on is that the media is biased against them.
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines