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H.H. Pope Shenouda III Injured Today, June 10, 2008

by on Jun.10, 2008, under Church News, Coptic, Coptic News, News, Religion

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

H.H. Pope Shenouda III

Coptic News Bulletin…

H.H. Pope Shenouda III sustained an injury today, breaking his femur (according to the AFP), June 10, 2008, and will be transported via Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s presidential jet to Cleveland, Ohio for treatment. All Ordinations for Pentecost 2008 have been postponed. Many bishops have canceled their flights to Egypt and are staying or coming to the States to visit His Holiness.

Let us all pray for the health and well being of our honored father, Pope Shenouda III. May the Lord grant him health and healing and may the Lord keep him for us for many more years and peaceful times. Amen. Amen. Amen.

More information to be posted as I receive it….

June 11, 2008 – According to the Associated Press, H.H. has been flown to the United States after sustaining a fracture to his thigh bone.  H.H. will require surgery.  President Hosni Mubarak ordered his government to provide a special ambulance plane to fly the patriarch to the United States, reported the official MENA news agency. (Click here for story)

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