Christians in Egypt: A Storm within a storm

On the eve of presidential elections, a dispatch on one of Egypt’s largest minorities

Evon Mossad stands in her apartment in a middle class neighborhood of Cairo, looking up at a photo of Pope Shenouda III, who died last March, after 40 years at the helm of the Middle East’s largest Christian community. Many Copts like Mossad are now looking for a leader who can help redefine their community's role in a rapidly changing, increasingly Islamist post-Mubarak Egypt.