"The danger facing our people is that their ceiling of expectations has been significantly raised since the revolution toppled Mubarak's regime and the freedoms that followed," he said. "But, instead, we are suffering now more than we did under Mubarak."
Egypt's new Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, has done little more than pay lip service to Christian rights, many Christians say.
Bishop Marcus, of Shubra, met Morsi for two hours on Aug. 22 with other clergymen.
"We had tea and were warmly greeted. We talked about everything that we need to see changed," said Marcus. "He never said no to any demand we raised." But, he added, "we are still waiting for action."
Then his voice grew angrier.
"Why can't the president be decisive and delve into the case file of the Christians? Are Christians a part of the fabric of this nation or not?"
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