Colourful scenes as Coptic Christians choose new pope
4 November 2012 Last updated at 09:24 GMT
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.