Sheikh Tamim resides in the same hotel where the Pope stays in Budapest. They met by chance in the reception hall of the hotel.
During their meeting, Madbouly extended his wishes of continuous blessings and health to the pope and Egyptian Christians on this occasion.
The Egyptian Cabinet has announced next Sunday, 8th of January, a paid holiday for employees of the public and private sector to celebrate Christmas instead of Saturday.
Pope Tawadros also greeted Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik, Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki, House of Representatives’ Speaker Hanafi El-Gibali, and Senate Speaker Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek.
Pope Tawadros II said during Easter celebration on Saturday that he received a message from Sheikh Muhammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, where he wished joy and peace for all people of the world.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark led on Saturday night the Easter Mass in St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbasiya amid high presence of priests and Coptic citizens.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi sent a cable of congratulations to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese and Copts on Easter Sunday.
Egypt’s Cabinet announced that Monday, April 25, will be an official paid holiday on the occasion of ‘Sham El-Nessim’ and Sinai Liberation Day.
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church will celebrate Easter on April 24, which comes after the Holy Week at the end of the 55-day period of Lent.
The idea of the Abrahamic Religion is “categorically unacceptable,” Pope Tawadros II told the Egyptian T.V. on Friday.
There is no point in banning the visits of Copts to Jerusalem at the moment, as such decision has weakened Coptic presence in the holy city, Pope Tawadros II of Egypt aid Friday.
"My sincere congratulations to my friends; Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros, Archbishop Justin Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew I as well as to all Christians around the world on the occasion of Christmas," El-Tayyeb said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on November 18.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark said that the achievements and overall development Egypt has been witnessing nationwide over the past seven years truly qualify it to be named as a "new republic".
It is impossible for all humans to agree on just one religion, that is why freedom of religion is “one of the most precious human rights,” Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb said at the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian Family House initiative.
Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayyeb stressed Monday that ‘Freedom of religion’ is one of the most precious human rights.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark stressed, Monday on the importance of unity between all citizens regarding their region.
A number of bishops, besides a limited number of people, had attended the prayer, amid restrictive precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark urged all Egyptians to abide by COVID-19 precautionary measures announced by the government.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Pope Tawadros II over a video conference to wish Copts and all Egyptians a merry Christmas, which is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on Jan. 7.