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11 September anniversary

11 September 2008

Four years ago today His Beatitude Petros, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria
and All Africa, His Grace Nectarius, Bishop of Madagascar and several other
senior clergy of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa were killed
when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed into the sea near the Holy Mountain.

As far as I know there has been no adequate explanation of why the helicopter crashed.

Memory eternal

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 September 2008 3:48 pm

    I remember that – while many forgot, since it came on the anniversary of the attack in the US. A bit like CS Lewis dying (albeit naturally) on the same day as JFK, and therefore being completely overshadowed.

  2. 11 September 2008 8:03 pm


    Yes, I suppose I remember because I knew two of the people who died, which makes it more memorable, and also because when it happened I was at the funeral of a priest.

  3. sol permalink
    14 September 2008 2:52 am

    Memory eternal.

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