London, Aug. 9 (ANI): Pope Tawadros II has cancelled weekly public meetings amid possible threat of Al Qaeda attacks on his congregation, a bishop in Egypt's Coptic Church said.
BBC reports that Bishop Angaelos, head of the Church in UK, said that several incidents in past few weeks have posed terror to Egyptian Christians.
He said that recently Al-Qaeda had raised its flag on the church property, threatening worshippers to hide inside, homes and businesses have been destroyed and there is an open demand on TV shows to eradicate non-Muslims from the country.
When General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had announced President Morsi ouster, Pope Tawadros had made a statement saying: "the roadmap mentioned by the general had been devised by honourable people, who had Egypt's best interests at heart."
Some Islamists took this as a sign that the Church had conspired in their leader's overthrow.
Bishop Angaelos said that he didn't mind what kind of government led Egypt as long as individual rights were respected and the country was able to flourish.
Meanwhile, 16 Egyptian human rights organisations have criticized the government's failure to protect Copts. (ANI)