Egypt's Morsi 'Will Not Attend' Coptic Pope Ceremony
[An Nahar] Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi will not attend the enthronement of the new Coptic pope, a man said to be open to dialogue with Islam but opposed to a religious state, the bishop organizing the ceremony said on Friday.
Who attended last time round?
Instead, Morsi will "send a representative" to Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral for Sunday's enthronement of Bishop Tawadros, Bishop Baula was quoted by state news agency MENA as saying, without saying why the president would not attend.

Bishop Morcos, another senior holy man, said Morsi had been formally invited to attend, as had the members of his cabinet.

Tawadros, 60, was chosen on November 4 to succeed Pope Shenuda II, who died in March after four decades on the patriarchal throne.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-17