Religion: New Coptic Patriarch

Close to 1,000,000 Coptic Christians of Egypt, who believe themselves to be the world's oldest Christian sect, celebrated the election of a new pope last week. The man who will also be looked to for guidance by Coptic leaders in Ethiopia, the Sudan and Libya was chosen, according to ancient custom, by lot. In Cairo's Cathedral of St. Mark, a seven-year-old boy approached an envelope lying on the altar. Amid prayers, he opened the envelope and drew from it one of three slips, each bearing the name of a candidate for the office of "Most Holy Father and Patriarch of the...

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