During production of the Next Door Neighbors - Egyptian documentary, Nashville’s large contingency of Coptic Orthodox Christians suffered the tragic loss of their Pope.  HH Pope Shenouda III, the 117th for the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church, played an important role in the growth of the Church in the United States.

This piece was produced by NPT intern Sam Mounier as part of Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project.  Mounier describes the impact of the Pope’s passing on the Egyptian community in Nashville.