Tuesday 16 October 2012

Press Release: New dates for Papal Selection Process

For immediate use
Date: 16 Oct 2012

The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre UK
Media and Public Relations Office

The new Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church will be chosen on 4 November 2012, as announced by the Nominations Committee on 16 October 2012.

The Nominations Committee in Cairo announced the new dates for the papal selection process, with the election on 29 October 2012, and the altar ballot 6 days later on 4 November. 

His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom said,

‘Due to the early conclusion of the eliminations stage, the Nominations Committee has seen it fit to expedite the remainder of the process, so that the 118th Pope of Alexandria will be enthroned in November, earlier than expected.’


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Angela Mikhail
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The Coptic Orthodox Church UK 
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