Bishop Tawadros named as the new pope during a ceremony in Cairo
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Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians

4 November 2012 Last updated at 16:32 GMT

Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.

His name was selected from a glass bowl by a blindfolded boy at a ceremony in Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral. Three candidates had been shortlisted.

The 60-year-old succeeds Pope Shenouda III, who died in March aged 88.

Jon Leyne reports.