Egypt's Coptic Pope cancels public meetings, fears attacks
Pope Tawadros II, leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority. A bishop in Egypt's Coptic Church says Pope Tawadros II has cancelled weekly public meetings due to concerns over possible attacks on his congregation. Bishop Angaelos, who heads the Church in the UK, says in one incident the flag of Al-Qaeda was raised on church property while worshippers hid inside.
Two weeks ago Bishop Angaelos went public to say that he didn't mind what kind of government led Egypt - even an Islamist one - as long as individual rights were respected and the country was able to flourish. Now the bishop has revealed that the Church's leader, Pope Tawadros II, has cancelled some public events at St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo because of the worsening security situation.
Pope Tawadros is concerned about the risk of potential attacks on the Coptic congregation. Egypt's Christians have long been a target for disaffected Islamists, many of whom now openly accuse the Church of playing a role in the recent removal of President Mohamed Morsy.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Africa Review Kenya