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Monday, 19 March 2012 - 11:08
Egypt's Coptic Christians hold second vigil for Pope Shenouda
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Egypt's Coptic Christians have begun a second night of mourning for their spiritual leader Pope Shenouda III, who died on Saturday at the age of 88.

A Mass has been held for the pope, who led the Church for four decades, and world leaders have paid tribute to him.

Thousands of mourners came to see the pope's body, which was on display in St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo.

His funeral is due to be held tomorrow, and Coptics have been given three days off work to prepare.

Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's population of 80 million, making them the Middle East's largest Christian minority.

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