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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christians will choose pope

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 5:33 a.m.

Coptic clergymen, including this man, gathered Monday to cast votes for the next pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The winner will be announced Sunday.

A council of Egypt’s Coptic Christians voted Monday in a process that will lead to the selection of a new pope for the ancient church, as the community struggles to assert its identity and rights amid a rising tide of Islamism that has left many Copts fearful for their future.

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Religion, Pages 13 on 11/03/2012

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