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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It is the first time Pope Tawadros II has visited the UAE and it is the first time he has conducted mass in an Arab country outside Egypt since he became leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria in November 2012.
Speaking to the MENA news agency following his meeting with Coptic Pope Tawadros II, Sleiman said the Lebanese-Egyptian ties were ancient and bound to the values of moderation and forgiveness.
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Pope Tawadros II says that President Mohammed Morsi had promised him in a telephone conversation to do everything to protect the cathedral, "but in reality he did not.
Summary: A delegation from the Lebanese Journalists Union met with the Coptic Pope Tawadros II while in Cairo to participate in the Arab Journalists Union conference Monday.
Egyptian Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church, headed to Jerusalem on Thursday to attend the funeral of Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop Abraham of Jerusalem and the Near East scheduled to take place on Saturday.
Sisi, who is also the defence minister, later went into a meeting with opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, Coptic Christian Patriarch Tawadros II and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning.
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Morsi said in a statement late Sunday that he spoke to Pope Tawadros II by phone.
The new head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, was appointed as Pope during an official religious ceremony at St.