|Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago||
March 17, 2012 - Death of Pope Shenouda III
On the occasion of the death of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the Council of Religious Leaders presents its sorrow and sympathy to the Coptic Orthodox community in Chicago.
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, past President of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, and Rev. Paul Rutgers, Co-Executive Director, will represent the Council at the Memorial for Pope Shenouda III which will be held in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III passed away on March 17, 2012. He was born in 1923 and enthroned as the 117th Pope of Alexandria on November 14, 1971. Besides being a dynamic preacher and teacher, an author and poet, he was a renowned ecumenist.