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  • Tuesday ,20 March 2012
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Government and Parliament of Canada mourns the Pope Shenouda

By-Michael Faris

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Tuesday ,20 March 2012

Government and Parliament of Canada mourns the Pope Shenouda

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada issued a statement today that mourns the Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and the See of St. Mark. He expressed his sadness and sorrows for the departure of the Coptic Patriarch, whom he described as a beloved and respected leader for the Coptic Orthodox Church who led his community firmly against many challenges. Harper added that Pope Shenouda was a symbol of religious, tolerance and understanding between people, and he was so compassionate with Christians and non-Christians. Everyone was attached to him: old and young people. He was honored all over the world.

Canadian Ministers as well as members of the Canadian Parliament have issued statements expressing their grief and offer condolences for the death of His Holiness Pope Shenouda.