Christian hopeful about Egypt's future

Bishop Kyrillos WilliamChristians in Egypt can expect a better future after years of being second-class citizens, according to the acting head of the country's Coptic Catholic Church. Bishop Kyrillos William, administrator of the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria expressed his hopes for Egypt's Christians following the election of former Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohammed Morsi. "The future will not be worse than what we have had before," said the bishop.

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Christians in Egypt

In Egypt, Christians are a minority, making up 9 percent of the population. There are no more than 250,000 Catholics out of a total population of 83 million. Bishop William thanked Aid to the Church in Need for its ongoing support for Egypt's Christians. The charity has backed various projects particularly those helping with training and education.

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