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Pope Shenouda III visits New Zealand

Pope Shenouda III visits New Zealand

The leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, offers cake to young David Sidhom in Dunedin during a visit in 2002. Many followers of the Coptic faith have arrived from Egypt and Ethiopia. In 2002 there were some 25 families in Dunedin, 100 in Christchurch and 150 in Auckland.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 29 November 2002

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Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 February 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015