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November 18, 2012 | By Reem Abdellatif
CAIRO - Amid months of sectarian unease, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church enthroned its new pope Sunday in an ornate, three-hour ceremony attended by top officials from the nation's Islamist-led government. Tawadros II, 60, was chosen the church's 118th pope this month in long-awaited elections following the death in March of Pope Shenouda III, who was patriarch for four decades. The cathedral of St. Mark, the church's founding saint, erupted in applause when the papal crown was placed on Tawadros' head.
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June 28, 1997 | JOHN DART
On the site where Mormon soldiers built the first U.S. military fort in the Los Angeles area, more than 1,000 costumed participants will gather Friday to reenact the city's first Independence Day flag-raising. The ceremony--at the Ft. Moore Pioneer Memorial Wall on Hill Street just north of the Hollywood Freeway--is part of a sesquicentennial celebration of the early Mormon presence in California and a broader observance of the church's settling in Utah.
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August 23, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
It is a clear day along the coast, but in a bungalow off the beach, Maher El Gohary sits behind a locked door with an open Bible and a crystal cross, suspicious of every voice and sandal scraping past outside. He and his daughter, Dina, live like refugees, switching apartments every few months, not wanting to get close to neighbors. Gohary's life has been threatened, his dogs have been killed, and it's been suggested that he's insane or possessed by spirits. He is a man this Muslim nation cannot fathom: a convert to Christianity.
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February 12, 2011 | By Nomi Morris, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As news spread Friday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had resigned, members of California's Coptic Christian community shared a sense of joy and relief with family and friends, many of whom had stood alongside their Muslim neighbors in Cairo and Alexandria during 18 days of pro-democracy protests. "I just burst into tears. I was so overjoyed, so proud," said Susanna Khalil, 27, an attorney in Santa Monica. Khalil's mother immigrated to the United States from Cairo in 1975 and her father, who died in 1987, served in the Egyptian air force with Mubarak.
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August 28, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bolstered resources, administrative efficiencies and diminishing demand have allowed the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Los Angeles to chip away at the nation's largest backlog of citizenship applicants, top INS officials said yesterday. "We are on the road to improvement," said INS Commissioner Doris Meissner during a visit to the agency headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
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February 10, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never have so many candidates, with so few votes, gotten so much attention. Joe Chavez, Louis Chitty III, Khalil Khalil, Jim Mihalka and Gonzalo Molina brought up the rear in last month's primary election for the 1st District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Together, they received 2,571 votes, little more than 3% of the ballots cast, and finished well behind Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and state Sen.
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January 15, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE
The San Fernando Interfaith Council will feature Christian and Muslim speakers, Hindu and Jewish performing arts and other events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at Cal State Northridge. The event, "2000: Same Dream, New Voices," will showcase the Valley Hindu Temple Dancers, Cantor Patty Linsky of Temple Ahavat Shalom, the Interfaith Choir, the San Fernando Garden Project Drill Team and others. The Rev.
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February 6, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of a four-acre Northridge lot depends on bull sperm. If enough was generated there in the 1940s, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will be more likely to grant neighbors' wishes and designate the property a historic monument, blocking for at least a year construction of a 600-member church on the site, a commission spokeswoman said.
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October 15, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hoda Salama traveled from Cairo last June to visit her daughter in the San Fernando Valley, she had no idea she would learn a lesson that could save her life. Salama, 51, was at the West Hills home of her daughter, Mai Rahimi, when a powerful temblor struck the Yucca Valley. The quake prompted much discussion in the Rahimi household about earthquake safety, and Salama listened with interest. But she never dreamed that she would ever need to practice what she had learned.
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July 10, 1999 | GENA PASILLAS
The Rev. Tari Lennon will continue her "It's About Time: Traveling Through the Millennium With the Christ" series with the message "Sex and the Church" at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at Neighborhood Congregational Church. The sermon will discuss Christianity's historical separation of spirit from body, and God from human. Lennon will also lead a study group focusing on the book "Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool" from 7:15 to 8:45 Wednesdays in August.
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