Religion: In Egypt Land

Through the cloisters of Cairo's Cathedral of St. Mark filed an excited swarm of sweating, portly pashas to elect a new patriarch, the 114th successor to St. Mark as Pope of Egyptian Christianity. Among the electors, for the first time, were both Egyptian laymen and swarthy delegates of the Ethiopian Coptic Church. The choice: Archbishop Anba Yussab, 63, whose flowing white beard gives him a proper patriarchal dignity. Ordained 40 years ago in a desert monastery founded by St. Anthony, he later studied theology in Athens,* was an abbot in Jerusalem during World...

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