In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 picture, Coptics participate in a mass at the Cave Cathedral or St. Sama'ans Church in the Moqattam area, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Christian minority, about 10 percent of the population of more than 80 million, has long complained of discrimination. But Christians fear things are reaching a crisis point since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak nearly two years ago and the subsequent rise to power of Islamists. The Church itself is undergoing a major transition: A new pope, Tawadros II, is to be enthroned in Cairo on Sunday, succeeding Shenouda III, the man who led the Church for 40 years and was revered by Copts as their protector until his death in March. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 picture, Coptics participate in a mass at the Cave Cathedral or St. Sama'ans Church in the Moqattam area, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Christian minority, about 10 percent of the population of more than 80 million, has long complained of discrimination. But Christians fear things are reaching a crisis point since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak nearly two years ago and the subsequent rise to power of Islamists. The Church itself is undergoing a major transition: A new pope, Tawadros II, is to be enthroned in Cairo on Sunday, succeeding Shenouda III, the man who led the Church for 40 years and was revered by Copts as their protector until his death in March. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 picture, Coptics participate in a mass at the Cave Cathedral or St. Sama'ans Church in the Moqattam area, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Christian minority, about 10 percent of the population of more than 80 million, has long complained of discrimination. But Christians fear things are reaching a crisis point since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak nearly two years ago and the subsequent rise to power of Islamists. The Church itself is undergoing a major transition: A new pope, Tawadros II, is to be enthroned in Cairo on Sunday, succeeding Shenouda III, the man who led the Church for 40 years and was revered by Copts as their protector until his death in March. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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