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PHOTO GALLERY: Egypt's Pope Tawadros II picks up papal sceptre

Pope Tawadros II enters church before ceremony
Pope Tawadros II is greeted by representatives of churches and Coptic bishops
Pope Tawadros II reads Holy Bible during ordination mass
Pope Tawadros II, Bishop Pachomios walk in parade from papal residence to church
Pope Tawadros II prostrates before Bishop Pachomios, who leads prayers in ordination ceremony
Pope Tawadros II on large-screen monitor during ordination ceremony
Bishop Pachomios helps Pope Tawardos II don papal clothing
Pope Tawadros II receives book of papal rituals from Bishop Pachomios
Egyptian PM Hisham Qandil congratulates Pope Tawadros II on ordination
Pope Tawadros II receives key to Abbasiya Cathedral
Pope Tawadros II receives papal crown from Bishop Pachomios
Pope Tawadros II is congratulated by Ethiopian Church representatives

At elaborate ceremony in Cairo's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Pope Tawadros II is formally ordained as 118th patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Church (All photos by Mai Shaheen)

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