A Coptic clergymen, center, casts his ballot during the new Coptic Pope elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A council of Egypt's Coptic Christ

 

              A Coptic clergymen, center, casts his ballot during the new Coptic Pope elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A council of Egypt
A Coptic clergymen, center, casts his ballot during the new Coptic Pope elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A council of Egypt's Coptic Christians is voting Monday in a process that will elect a new spiritual leader for the ancient church as the community struggles to assert its identity and role amid a rising tide of Islamism that has left many Copts fearful for their future. (AP Photo/Sami Wahib)