Mideast Egypt Obit Coptic Pope

March 17, 2012 - 4:06 PM
FILE - In this April 18, 2009 file photo, Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, leads a midnight service to celebrate Christ's resurrection, at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, has died. He was 88. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)