Coptic Catholic Patriarch welcomes overthrow of Morsi
July 08, 2013
The head of the Coptic Catholic Church has told the Fides news agency that he welcomes the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
“The people of Egypt have peacefully regained their country,” said Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak. “And therefore showed the world that they are civilized people, in spite of the great problems they face.”
“We cannot say that we do not have fears,” he added. “The economic situation is worrying and makes everyone more at risk of being manipulated by the sirens of propaganda. Morsi’s militant supporters feel they have lost, and this can trigger feelings of revenge. We must convince them that there is also place for them in the country and that no one rejects them, but they should be and behave as Egyptians, as fellow citizens of all the other Egyptians, and not aim at establishing religious despotism.”
- Patriarch Sidrak: The Egyptian people have regained the Country (Fides)
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