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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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria on Monday led a Mass to commemorate the first death anniversary of bishop Epiphanius of St.
Pope Tawadros II talks regional politics, status of Copts and his views on reforms in Saudi Arabia.
NNA - Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri met Saturday with Pope of Alexandria, Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II at the House of Center, in the presence of Caretaker Ministers Nohad Machnouk, Jamal Jarrah, Ghattas Khoury and Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon, Nazih Najari.
Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, and Pope Tawadros II, of Alexandria.
Spare a thought today for Pope Tawadros II, the leader of the largely Egypt-based Coptic church and a man who led followers virtually under siege.
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.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/world/middleeast/explosion-egypt-coptic-christian-church.html) reported.
"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.
5 (Petra) -- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, on Monday, called on Copts and all Christians to visit the Baptism Site in the Jordan Valley and said the site is of paramount historical and religious importance.
27 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa visited today His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St.
Cairo, SANA -- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese called for realizing peace in Syria and the countries of the region.
Pope Tawadros II's career with the church gradually grew and in November 2012, he was chosen the 118th Pope of Alexandria and of the Sea of St.