top Christian and Muslim leaders are supportive of the new roadmap announced by
Egypt’s military following the removal of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed
Egypt’s Coptic Christian pope, Tawadros II. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese
Pope Tawadros II and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyib joined liberal
leader Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei in support of the roadmap for a new government
presented by General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi, chairman of the Supreme Council of
the Armed Forces, Egypt’s State Information Services reported.
As protests were mounting earlier in the week, Pope
Tawadros also tweeted in support of the demonstrators in Tahrir Square.
“How wonderful are the Egyptian people
recovering their stolen revolution in a civilized manner with the idea of ‘rebellion’
and its great youth’s sacrifice. I pray for all the people of Egypt,” Pope
Tawadros said on his official Twitter account, according to a translation
provided by the Huffington Post.
Since his election as pope late last
year, Tawadros has been very critical of Egypt’s former Islamist government. In
April, the pope called out Morsi for failing to protect Coptic Christianity’s
central church in Cairo after an attack by a street mob that led to the death
of six Christians.