Monday, March 19, 2012

The dead Coptic pope Shenouda III (photo mosaaberising)

Egyptian blogster Zeinobia: According to Christian Orthodox rituals the late pope after death will be seated on his papal chair or as it is called “The patriarchal throne” wearing his full papal golden robe for three days before the funeral. His body is being prepared for this through some sort of mummification I suppose.
Bishops across the country and globe are preparing delegations to head to Cairo starting today. Bishop Pachimous , the Bishop of Behaira is appointed as the interim Pope. He immediately held a meeting with the rest of the Church men and the Holy Synod in order to prepare the funeral. The interim period will last till the ceremony of the papal election which Zeinobia describes here.

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