Egypt – Election of Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II (November 5, 2012)
We welcome the election of Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II and we wish him every success in his mission.
The new patriarch is a man of dialogue and openness. He will play a helpful role at a time when the Egyptians are laying the foundations of a new political system and must define, together, the terms of a new social contract.
On this occasion, we renew our support for the process to ensure a transition to democracy and establish the rule of law under way in this close and friendly country.