An Egyptian Orthodox priest has been appointed by the country’s President to lead a ministry of reconciliation and conversion.
The ministry is tasked with bringing the ancient Egyptian religion back into the modern world.
It was established last year by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Sisi has vowed to bring back to the fold the ancient teachings of the ancient Egyptians and the teachings of Christianity.
Egypt’s Orthodox Church, the countrys largest, is one of the most powerful institutions in the world.
It is also one of its most persecuted groups.
Al Jazeera’s Lucy Williamson reports from Cairo.