When Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected as Egypt's first post-revolutionary president, most Christians gritted their teeth and hoped for the best. After a year of sectarian tension, deteriorating economic conditions, and deep political polarization, they are happy to see him go.
"At last, Egypt is now free from the oppressive rule of the Muslim Brotherhood!" wrote Anglican Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis of the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt and North Africa.
His words could be echoed by the multitudes that filled Tahrir Square and surrounded the presidential palace on June 30. According to the Rebel Movement which led the protests, 22 million Egyptians gave their signature to demand early presidential elections.
"Christians and Muslims alike expressed their extreme and accumulated anger at Morsi's regime," said Sidhom.