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Archbishop meets leader of Coptic Christians in Egypt

June 25, 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke in support of persecuted Christian minorities yesterday at the start of a five-day tour of the Middle East.

Arriving in Cairo, the Most Rev Justin Welby met Pope Tawadros II, the religious leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, who have faced a growing number of sectarian attacks since the 2011 revolution that toppled President Mubarak. He pledged his backing and that of the worldwide Anglican Communion in “prayer and solidarity” for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.

In April, Pope Tawadros accused the Government, which is led by the Muslim Brotherhood, of a “cover up” after six Christians were killed by a mob.

Read the full story in The Times

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