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    Default Bishop Tawadros elected new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians

    In a ceremony today in St. Anthony's Cathedral in Cairo, Bishop Tawadros was elected the spiritual leader of Egypt's 11 million Coptic Christians. In the wake of the Muslim Brotherhood's victory in the recent elections, there are calls by Copts for the new pope to take on a lower profile role than his predecessor, Pope Shenouda III.

    The ceremony is quite surreal. A blindfolded boy picks out the winner out of a hat like something out of the draw for the FAI Cup.

    BBC News - Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians

    To say he has a difficult job ahead of him is an understatement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partizan View Post

    To say he has a difficult job ahead of him is an understatement.
    Nail on the head there. The West needs to keep the pressure on the MB to make sure Copts get fair play and Tawadros needs to be pulling every string to see that they get it.

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    May God be with him in his difficult task...

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