New Coptic Pope to be Named on 4th November
October 17, 2012 1 Comment
The spokesman of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishop Paul, has announced that the new Coptic Orthodox Patriarch will be chosen on 4 November.
Three out of the current list of five candidates will be selected on 29 October, and their names will be put into the altar lottery, which will take place on 4 November.
The current final candidates were announced earlier this week.
The lottery will determine the successor to Pope Shenouda, who held the apostolic throne from 1971 until his death last March.