This has nothing to do with Anba Tawadrous’ personality, and this is exactly the point. It should not be personal.
The difference between a decision influenced by personal motives and another based on principles is easy to discern. When based on principles, you can change the persons and the outcome should be the same. Which it is not, in our case.
They eliminated Anba Bishoy, and everyone was so happy and gave Anba Bachomius a carte blanche to put whoever HE wants on the throne. He picked his son.
Only a selected few who saw the danger of including bishops in the final five candidates, like the Alexandrian people, objected. They were clear that the principle of having a bishop, specific or general, is rejected. They maintained their integrity by continuing their strong stance against the election of bishops, and even attacked Anba Raphael, the very popular general bishop, in the liturgies the five candidates celebrated together. They want an ordained Pope, with the power of the Spirit, and not a CEO to run their affairs.
What is this auxiliary bishop rank?
An auxiliary, a general or a side kick bishop has no meaning.
He is either a Shepherd of a flock, and he then becomes a bishop just like the diocesan bishop, or he is a secretary, and then he is not a bishop, regardless of what was said during his ordination.
Anba Tawadrous is not different. He was the bishop of Behera. Full stop. He must have been in charge of some people there, or what else does his episcopate mean? If he was not, and he was just running errands for Anba Bachomius, then we should know and he would have been nominally a bishop but really a secretary.
The fact that Anba Shenouda ordained him General or Specific or side kick or Anba Bachomius secretary does not matter. He is a bishop.
More importantly, there is no proper ordination for the Pope, the bishop of Alexandria and the orphaned dioceses like Canada. They were struggling to find a replacement for the term "ordination". They started with "seating" like in a concert and then they switched to "tanseeb" (erection) and they ended up with enthronement.
No Holy Spirit, no commission by God, nothing. It is a promotion to a CEO position of a company and not an ordination of the Pope.
He knows it. So we cannot excuse him from accepting a rank he is not qualified for and was not called by God for it. He is not coming through the door. The Lord has not excluded this possibility in John 10. Some shepherds will “climb” and enter through some other mean than the door. They will be shepherds, but not good ones. Consult John 10 for mote information on how the Lord describes them. Ironic that this particular reading is the one read in the “seating” of the bishops made Popes. They start their rank by being reminded who they have become. Sad.
On a side note, and in case the legitimacy of the general bishop rank is further discussed, the bishop reflects Christ and his presence is the presence of Christ in the Church.
This is why we chant “Ek Esmaraout and Epouro” and other hymns addressed to the Lord when a bishop enters the Church.
This is why we offer incense to the bishop.
There is no specific Christ and no general Christ. There is one Christ.