Pope Tawadros II was selected as the new leader of the Egyptian Coptic Church on Sunday. The faith’s adherents have dealt with increasing uncertainty since their last leader, Pope Shenouda III, died earlier this year. Copts in Egypt have been uneasy about their place in the country since the downfall of dictator Hosni Mubarak and distressed in particular by the rise of powerful Islamist factions. Christians make up about 10 percent of the population in the country of 83 million.
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