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The World

January 01, 1985

The Egyptian government announced that Pope Shenouda III, patriarch of the Coptic Church, will be allowed to resume his duties and leave the desert monastery to which he was banished three years ago. Shenouda, who heads the country's largest Christian community, was stripped of official recognition in September, 1981, by President Anwar Sadat, who accused him of fomenting unrest. Sadat was assassinated by Muslim extremists a few weeks later.

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