Sunni Islam’s top cleric Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi dies

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(CNN) — Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the head of Sunni Islam’s top learning center, died of a heart attack on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, Egyptian state-run television reported. He was 82.

He played a similar role in the Sunni Muslim world as the pope does for Catholics, involving life issues.

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