Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians
4 November 2012 Last updated at 10:07 GMT
Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians, becoming the leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.
His name was selected from a bowl by a blindfolded boy at a ceremony in Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral. Three candidates had been shortlisted.
The 60-year-old succeeds Pope Shenouda III, who died in March aged 88.
Nicholas Owen reports.