Egypt's new Coptic pope enthroned

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The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Church was enthroned Sunday, The Seattle Times reports.

The Coptic cathedral in Cairo was packed on Sunday as Pope Tawadros II, 60, was enthroned during a ceremony that lasted more than four hours.

Tawadros II replaced Shenouda II, who passed away in March of last year after leading the church for 40 years.

The cathedral burst into applause as the papal crown was placed on Tawadros II head before he sat on the throne of St. Mark, the church's founding saint.

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