Prince Salman’s historical visit to the Egyptian Coptic Cathedral/ photo courtesy Morcos Ishac. Prince Salman’s historical visit to the Egyptian Coptic Cathedral/ photo courtesy Morcos Ishac.

Mohammed bin Salman ‘cultured, visionary’: Pope Tawadros

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018
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.

Tawadros said he was “very happy” with bin Salman’s visit on March 5 at the Egyptian Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, a first by such a high-level Saudi royal.

“The Saudi Crown Prince is a good reader of history; he knows the history of Egyptians,” the Pope said.

During the meeting in early March, Pope Tawadros thanked bin Salman for the kind treatment towards Christians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, while the Crown Prince said he is grateful for the peaceful reactions of the Egyptian Church regarding the recent terrorist attacks targeting them.

He noted that the Crown Prince knew the Egyptian proverb “distance is disinclination,” and that the latter emphasized that all Egyptian proverbs are known in the kingdom.

“We talked a lot in the short visit – for about 20 or 30 minutes – but its impact was huge,” Tawadros added.

Salman also personally invited Pope Tawadros to visit the Saudi Kingdom.
 
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