Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of Coptic Orthodox church, talks to Reuters during an interview in Cairo

 
Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of Coptic Orthodox church, talks to Reuters during an interview in Cairo
Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of Coptic Orthodox church, talks to Reuters during an interview in Cairo, April 25, 2013. Egypt's Christians feel sidelined, ignored and neglected by Muslim Brotherhood-led authorities, who proffer assurances but have taken little or no action to protect them from violence, the pope said. In his first interview since emerging from seclusion after eight people were killed in sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians this month, the pope called official accounts of clashes at Cairo's Coptic cathedral on April 7 "a pack of lies". Picture taken April 25, 2013. To match Interview EGYPT-POPE/ REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih