Tawadros II

Tawadros II,

1963–, pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church (see CoptsCopts
, the native Christian minority of Egypt; estimates of the number of Copts in Egypt range from 5% to 17% of the population. Copts are not ethnically distinct from other Egyptians; they are a cultural remnant, i.e.
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), 2012–; successor of Shenouda IIIShenouda III,
1923–2012, pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church (see Copts), 1971–2012; successor of Cyril VI. Born Nazeer Gayed, he attended Cairo Univ. (B.A. 1947) and the Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary (grad. 1949), becoming a teacher.
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. Born Wagih Sobhy Baky Soliman, he studied pharmacy at Alexandria Univ. (grad. 1975), then entered the Coptic Seminary (grad. 1983) and worked in the pharmaceutical industry until entering the Monastery of St. Pishoy in 1986. He was ordained a monk in 1988 and a priest in 1989, and became bishop of Beheira in 1997. Tawadros II was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark in 2012.
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CAIRO -- 12 March 2017: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "pleasant, open-minded, cultured and visionary," Coptic Pope Tawadros II said in a Monday statement.
Pope Tawadros II is the head of the Egyptian Coptic Church, which has backed Egypt's counter-terrorism operation in the Sinai and other parts of the country.
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Manama, May 26 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, over the victims of the armed terror attack that targeted Christian pilgrims in Minya province and which resulted in scores of deaths and injuries.
Pope Tawadros II urged all relevant authorities in the Arab world to educate the new generations about values of tolerance.
There, about 10 per cent of the population is Christian, most of those are Copts, with Tawadros II being their spiritual leader.
Pope Francis earlier decried the bombings and expressed sympathies to his counterpart Pope Tawadros II, who had escaped the bombing in Saint Mark's Cathedral.
I offer my sympathies to President [Abdel-Fattah] al-Sisi, Pope Tawadros II and the people of Egypt for their loss of the victims of the ugly terrorist attack on the Coptic church," Hariri said in a tweet.
Mark's Cathedral took place just outside of the entrance to the church and occurred during a Palm Sunday service given by the head of the Egyptian Christian community, Coptic Pope Tawadros II, the New York Times (https://www.