Casket containing the body of Pope Shenouda III
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Funeral of Coptic Pope Shenouda in Cairo

The funeral of Coptic Pope Shenouda III has taken place in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

St Mark's cathedral was packed with mourners paying their respects to the 88-year-old pope who died on Saturday.

He was the spiritual leader of Egypt's Copts, who make up 10% of the country's population and are the Middle East's largest Christian community.

Jon Leyne reports.

  • 20 Mar 2012
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