Colourful scenes as Coptic Christians choose new pope


Egypt's Coptic Christians will learn who is their new pope on Sunday, when a blindfolded child selects the name of one of three candidates.

Two bishops and a monk are on the shortlist to become the 118th leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East - up to 11 million strong.

The individual chosen will succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March.

The BBC's Jon Leyne described the ceremony in St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo.

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