Pope Shenouda III
of the Coptic Orthodox Church urged the Coptic faithful to stop holding protests outside the State's television network office.
From the article:
In a statement delivered to state TV on Sunday, Shenouda said "the situation has exceeded the expression of opinion," warning that the protests have been infiltrated by outsiders, which has led to battles and gun fights. "This will distort your image and Egypt's reputation, this sit-in has to be dispersed immediately", he said to the protesters.