If I were still Catholic I suppose I should be singing the Te Deum like they do when a pope is elected. Not sure what to do now, but I presume that the basic principle is the same. I’ve just seen that Mubarak has resigned (see here, here and here). I know that lots of questions remain, among them whether this popular “secular” space that has opened up in the Middle East can continue. But I’m still overwhelmed that such change is possible, a bit like Madiba being released, the Berlin wall coming down and so on.

I don’t have time now to discuss the more serious questions about Christians in the Middle East (and I kept toying with posting something after the attack at the beginning of January but decided not to because of the complexities involved), but for those interested who haven’t seen it, you might want to look at this article on Christians and Moslems in Egypt which provides a slightly different perspective to some of the western Christian voices one hears on the topic.

Update: This is also worth reading.