Pope Tawadros II gives a sermon at the Orthodox Coptic church, Melbourne - Press Photo
NEW YORK - 18 September 2018: Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II met Monday night with the priests and congregation of Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in West Henrietta, Rochester.
The pope expressed happiness for visiting this church and was briefed by Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England on the services and charities offered by the church.
Pope Tawadros arrived in the US on Thursday on a month-long pastoral visit to parishes and dioceses of the North Eastern United States.
It is his second pastoral visit here since becoming pope The first papal pastoral visit to the US was in 2015 when he toured the parishes in the southern part of the US and attended celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the consecration of the southern US Coptic diocese.