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In these incredibly difficult days for much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Egypt, it can be difficult to find the faith and hope we need to carry on.
Today, 4 November 2012, the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo, witnessed what has been described in the media as an ‘altar lottery’ when a blindfolded young boy dipped his small hand into a glass bowl that contained the names of three vetted candidates and chose Anba (Bishop) Tawadros as the new Coptic Pope to succeed the late Shenouda III.