Final three papal candidates announced

After a very well organized and orderly day where events unfolded as expected, a total of 2256 out of 2417 (93,3%) eligible voters came to cast their vote. The final results were announced by H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomious:

- Fr. Bakhomious Al-Souriany 305 votes

- H.G. Bishop Rafail 1980 votes

- Fr. Rafail Ava-Mina 1530 votes

- Fr. Serafim Al-Souriany 680 votes

- H.G. Bishop Tawadros 1623 votes

Based on these numbers the three candidates from whom the next pope will be chosen are:

- HG Bishop Rafail

- HG Bishop Tawadros

- Father Rafail Ava-Mina

The altar ballot will take place on November 4th. At the conclusion of a liturgy prayed by Metropolitan Pakhomious, a blindfolded child will pick the name of the next Pope from amongst these three candidates.

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the next 3 weeks are going to be a great time for the Coptic Orthodox Church. i wish that all our churches are full for the liturgies and the vespers and prayers. i pray that we have a sherpard that will guide us.