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His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
117th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Pope Shenouda III
Native name
  • Ⲡⲁⲡⲁ Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩϯ ⲅ̅
  • البابا شنودة الثالث
Papacy began 14 November 1971
Papacy ended 17 March 2012
Predecessor Cyril VI
Successor Theodoros II
Ordination 1954 (Priesthood)
Consecration 30 September 1962 (Episcopal)
Personal details
Birth name Nazeer Gayed Roufail
نظير جيد روفائيل
Born 3 August 1923(1923-08-03)
Abnub, Asyut Governorate, Egypt
Died 17 March 2012(2012-03-17) (aged 88)
Cairo, Egypt
Buried Monastery of Saint Pishoy, Scetes, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Coptic Orthodox Patriarchal Residence

Pope Shenouda III (3 August 1923 – 17 March 2012[1]) was the 117th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. His papacy lasted for forty years, four months, and four days from 14 November 1971 until his death on 17 March 2012.

Pope Shenouda III died on 17 March 2012 in Cairo, Egypt[2] from respiratory and kidney failure, aged 88.[3]


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