Coptic Orthodox Church selects new Pope

Egypt's Coptic Christians picked a new leader Sunday, a process that involved a blindfolded boy choosing one of three names in a crystal chalice.

Bishop Tawadros Theodorus II - the nation's 118th Coptic Pope - replaces the former leader who died in March.

The death of Pope Shenouda III sparked anxiety in the embattled minority group in Egypt's Muslim majority.

Thousands of people flooded into a Cairo Cathedral in March to bid farewell to the 88-year-old Pope who led the nation's Coptic Christians for about four decades.

Congratulations to Bishop Tawadros   for being chosen as the 118th Coptic Orthodox Pope and the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. 

May our Lord Jesus Christ, fill him with all His Divine Heavenly Gifts, and lead his steps for the good of the entire Church!

The Syriac Orthodox Church also rejoice in the Lord on this glorious occasion.