"(...) the situation for Egypt's Copts has worsened following the country's revolution, but that the Copts can still play a crucial role in building a liberal, civil state.
(...) the Copts of Egypt cannot afford to fall into grief and desperation.They must strive to be an integral part of the current transitional process by stepping into the political arena and joining liberal parties where they are now welcomed.
Along with moderate Muslims they can support the idea of a civil state for Egypt and keep fundamentalists at bay.
I remain confident that if Copts can meet this challenge, we will meet the promise of a new Egypt for all Egyptians, where democracy, equality and justice reign." (Yousef Sidhoum/BBC News)