Pope Tawadros: Coptic Church has no political role in Egypt
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CAIRO: Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II said the church has no political role in Egypt.

“The church stance on the ouster of (president Mohamed) Morsi reflected the people’s will,” he told Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia.

Regarding the presidential vote, the pope said each candidate is seeking to solve Egypt problems but in different ways.

“Egyptian votes will choose the best candidate,” he said.

The elections will be held on May 26-27.

This will be the first presidential elections in Egypt following last year’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the second since the January 25 revolution.

The elections are part of a three-step roadmap announced after the Morsi ouster.

Apart from a referendum on an amended version of the constitution, the roadmap also includes presidential elections followed by parliamentary elections.

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