Egyptian caretaker of the Coptic Church Bishop Pachomius (right) shows the ballot bearing the name of Bishop Tawadros in Arabic, as new Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians.(MAHMUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian caretaker of the Coptic Church Bishop Pachomius (right) shows the ballot bearing the name of Bishop Tawadros in Arabic, as new Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians.
(MAHMUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images)

Can the New Coptic Pope Save Egypt’s Christians?

November 9, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
As violence against Christians intensifies in Egypt, many Coptic Christians will start looking for a new type of Pope to protect them!
 

As the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood makes demands for Sharia law, the Coptic Christian community is growing fearful about its future. Already opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are being crucified on trees and Christians are being denied permits to build new churches. It is in this environment that thousands of Copts met last Sunday to name a Pope charged with protecting the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

At an elaborate ceremony in Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral, a blindfolded boy pulled a ballot out of a crystal chalice revealing that Bishop Tawadros, 60, will now lead the flock of approximately 10 million Egyptian Coptic Christians.

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