Pope Shenouda to return to Egypt Sunday

Coptic Pope Shenouda III will return to Egypt on Sunday after undergoing medical treatment in the United States.

The state-run Middle East News Agency said his doctors agreed to release him from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, as his condition is now stable.

The Pope’s treatment lasted nearly two weeks, during which time he underwent comprehensive treatments for his kidneys, heart and leg. He had surgery on them in 2008.

A source at the Pope’s office said medical reports showed improvement in his body’s vital functions.

The Pope delivered his usual Wednesday sermon live on air from the hospital, and seemed to be in good health.

He congratulated Egyptians on the first anniversary of the 25 January revolution, and greeted the newly formed Parliament and its elected speaker, Saad al-Katatny.

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