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The body of Pope Shenouda III is seated on the throne of Mar Morqos, or St Mark, as mourners gather to pay their final respects (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Pope Shenouda passed away on Saturday after 40 years of leading Egypt’s Christians

The Pope visits the parish of St Rita in Cotonou on the second day of his journey to Benin in West Africa (AP Photo/Sandro Bianchi, pool)

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Benedict XVI uses a mobile platform at Mass in St Peter's yesterday (AP Photo)

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The Pope arrives in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope condemns massacre of Copts in Cairo

Benedict XVI urges Egypt to work towards ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of every citizen’

Violence in Cairo last night (Photo: PA)

Peaceful Christian demonstrators attacked by thugs with rifles, sticks and swords, according to Catholic Church spokesman

A church burns in Imbaba, Egypt (Photo: PA)

Months after the revolution John Pontifex meets frightened Coptic Christians worshipping in secret

Coptic Christians mourn dead at a church in Cairo (CNS photo/Asmaa Waguih, Reuters)

Mob in Cairo hurl firebombs at churches and shoot at Christians in an outbreak of violence lasting several hours

Though it has been several months since the riots in Egypt that left more than 800 dead and 5,000 injured, the country remains in flux

Egyptian Christian Romani Girgis sells Coptic religious goods in his shop in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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American pilgrims pictured at today's general audience

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