November 7, 2012. (Romereports.com) The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt is unacceptable, according to the newly elected pope of the Orthodox Church in Egypt,
named Tauadros II. The fall of Mubarak in February 2011, has given religious extremists a chance to fight for power. Roughly ten percent of Egyptians are Coptic Christians and some of them fear that the aftermath of the revolution could lead to higher religious tension.
In fact, tensions have risen between the Muslim majority and the Christian minority, especially as the country goes through its political transition.
Radical Islamic groups accuse the Coptic Church of supporting Ahmed Shafiq, who was the former minister of the old regime and the rival of the current president, Mohamed Morsi.
In this sense, Tauadros II said that the state must meet its obligation to protect all citizens.
Despite the fact that the new Coptic pope has been welcomed by the Muslim Brotherhood, it seems that his reign will be full of challenges.