Cairo (AsiaNews) – Eygpt’s newly elected President and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Morsi, has promised the nations’ Orthodox and Catholic bishops he will resolve the problems and restore peace among Christians, in a meeting held this morning in Cairo. Yesterday, the president-elect received an official delegation of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
According to Fr. Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church who attended the meeting, the statements by the new Islamist president is a good sign for the future of Christians in Egypt. He stresses that the meeting was not planned, but was called at Morsi’s express desire. “He wanted to personally meet the bishops – he says – and has proved helpful and friendly to Catholics to work together to address and solve the problems of our community.”
Declared president on 23 June with 52% of the votes, Morsi has repeatedly stated in his campaign that he would…
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