Coptic Pope Shenouda III had been interviewed by Sanā' al-Sa'īd in light of the celebrations of Jesus Christ's Resurrection feast.
Commenting on recent events Pope Shenouda said, that punishing the criminal for what he did will not solve the problem because the evil will still be inside him. He added that there is no spiritual disease that can destroy the human being more than egocentricity.
He added that it is not surprising for a rumor to come out but is another step to believe in this rumor.
Pope Shenouda believes that dealing with oneself from the inside has to be done before applying the law.