HEADLINE – Egypt’s Coptic Christians hold second vigil for Pope Shenouda
CAIRO – The huge success of Pope Shenouda’s first vigil has prompted vigil organizers to hold a second vigil.
“The first vigil was the best vigil ever,” enthused Rhappi Kanasta, vigil organizer. “The crowds were so big we had to turn away thousands of disappointed people,” Kanasta said.
“I was really sad when I couldn’t get into the first vigil,” said Selma Heptman, who purchased tickets but was turned away at the gate. “But now there will be a second vigil, and I am going to go wait in line the night before to make sure I get a good seat,” Heptman said.
Vigil organizers have not ruled out holding a third vigil in the coming weeks.
“It all depends on the demand,” Kanasta said. “But I can tell you we haven’t seen anything like this since the Paul McCartney concert last June.”
“You’ve seen the body. Now buy the T-shirt,” Kanasta added.