Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Photos: Coptic Christmas




Pope Shenuda III, Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, leads the Coptic Christmas midnight mass in Cairo late on January 6,2009. Pope Shenouda III is the leader of the Coptic community which makes up over 10 percent of Egypt's 76 million population. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Shenuda III (L), Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, leads the Coptic Christmas midnight mass in Cairo late on January 6,2009. Pope Shenouda III is the leader of the Coptic community which makes up over 10 percent of Egypt's 76 million population. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Shenuda III, Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, leads the Coptic Christmas midnight mass in Cairo late on January 6,2009. Pope Shenouda III is the leader of the Coptic community which makes up over 10 percent of Egypt's 76 million population. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Shenouda III, leader of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, meets with Arab League cheif Amr Mussa (not in picture), at his residence in Cairo's St. Mark's cathedral, October 23, 2008. (Reuters)

Coptic icon to the left--not sure if the representation of Christ in the middle qualifies as being in the Coptic style or not.

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