ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — The Catholic bishop of Alexandria has welcomed the election of Abdel Fattah El Sisi as the country’s new president, saying his leadership will benefit both Christians and Muslims.
“His election gives all Egyptians, Muslims and Christians, cause for hope,” Bishop Adel Zaky, apostolic vicar of Alexandria, told Aid to the Church in Need May 30.
“His victory gives us Christians security and a perspective for the future. Better times are coming.”
Sisi, the former head of the Egyptian army, won more than 93% of the vote, with voter turnout at around 46%.
The election comes after several years of political tensions. Sisi was head of Egypt’s army in July 2013 when it deposed...READ MORE