Egypt's Copts have delicate dealings with military, Islamic leaders
Catholic World News - January 26, 2012
Traditionally, Egypt’s Coptic Christians invite the country’s political leaders to attend the Christmas Mass celebrated by their Pope Shenouda. But this year that tradition gave rise to some difficult decisions. The Egyptian military currently rules the country, but the Coptic Church blames the military for a massacre of Christians. Islamic political parties will lead the new government, but the Islamic leaders are loath to encourage the Christian presence. Writing for National Review, Samuel Tadros reports how the Coptic leadership handled these ticklish problems.
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