Pope Tawadros II leads the Christmas mass in the new Administrative Capital – Egypt Today
CAIRO - 6 July 2018: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese headed to Italy on Friday on a papal visit that will last for few days.
During his stay in Italy, the Pontiff is scheduled to attend a meeting with the heads of churches at the Province of Bari. He will also visit
as well as several Egyptian churches in Rome and Milan.
The pope will join the heads of Christian churches of the Middle East in Bari, Italy, for a day of prayer for peace “common prayer” next Saturday which
of the Vatican called for.
Pope Tawadros II led the
last Sunday, celebrating the Holy Family Journey at Virgin Mary Church at Maadi district, Southern Cairo.
The national anthem was played and documentaries featuring the Holy Family Journey in Egypt were displayed.
The event was attended by the ministers of antiquities, tourism, and culture and a raft of officials, statesmen as well as ambassadors.
In his speech, Pope Tawadros II said the Holy Family settled at the location where the Virgin Mary Monastery and church were later built by the Nile, before they continued their journey in Upper Egypt passing by Assiut and Minya.
The Pope stressed that Egypt is beautiful for its people and monuments, praising the concert and the documentary film presented by the church.