March 17th, 2012 will be a solemn day for Coptic Christian Egyptians. The Pope of the Coptic Church in Egypt passed away. Pope Shenouda III was 88 when he passed away. He was the 117th Pope of Alexandria since his ascension to the post in 1971.
Let us pray for this man and the repose of his soul. We also pray that the Coptic Christians be comforted, sheltered, and guided by G_d during this transition. The nation of Egypt has been convulsed with revolution, violence, and other changes before the passing of this man. May G_d bless and guide the person selected to be the 118th Pope of Alexandria.