Egypt's Coptic Church celebrates amid changes
7 January 2013 Last updated at 06:20 GMT
Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Church is celebrating the feast of Christmas under a new and recently elected Pope and also under the country's new Islamist leader.
Coptic Christians have often had a difficult relationship with the country's Muslims, and the arrival of the Arab Spring has left many feeling nervous about their future in the country, especially given sectarian attacks on some of their churches.
John McManus reports.