March 20, 2012
Pope Shenouda Mattered to Protestants, Too
Jayson Casper, Christianity Today
Pope Shenouda, the controversial yet beloved head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, died Saturday after 40 years of leading and reforming the ancient Christian communion. His death complicates the uncertain position of Orthodox believers—who represent 90 percent of Egyptian Christians—now that Islamists have surged to leadership following Egypt's revolution last January.
Coptic Protestants respected and appreciated the pope.
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