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Coptic Catholic patriarch congratulates Egyptian military leader

January 30, 2014

The head of the Coptic Catholic Church offered his congratulations to the head of the Egyptian armed forces following his promotion to field marshal.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who orchestrated the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July, is expected to run for president. Coptic Christians have generally welcomed the ouster of Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader.

Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak “invoked God’s blessing on the ‘great responsibility’ that waits the possible future president of Egypt,” according to a Fides news agency report.


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