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Final Three Papal Candidates Announced for Altar Lot

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:

– H.G. Bishop Roufail 1980 votes

– H.G. Bishop Tawadros 1623 votes

– Fr. Roufail Ava Mina 1530 votes

– Fr. Serafim Al-Souriany 680 votes

– Fr. Bakhomious Al-Souriany 305 votes

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

– H.G. Bishop Roufail

– H.G. Bishop Tawadros

– Fr. Roufail Ava Mina

The altar ballot will take place on November 4th after a three-day global fast from October 31-November 2. 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.

We pray that the Lord may manifest His Will to us.

Posted by Fr. Moses Samaan

October 29, 2012

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