Source: Daily News Egypt
Pope Tawadros II will visit the Vatican on 11th of May and meet with Roman Catholic Pope Francis. It will be the Coptic pope’s first overseas trip since his papacy began in November.
Pope Tawadros will leave Cairo on May 9th, according to state-owned Al-Ahram, and plans to visit some Coptic Orthodox parishes in Europe during his trip. The invitation was extended by Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt Archbishop Jean-Paul Gobel.
The meeting between the two popes will occur 40 years after Pope Shenouda III visited the Vatican in 1973 and met with Catholic Pope Paul VI. At the time the visit was the first of its kind in more than 1,500 years. The Coptic Orthodox Church, along with others, disagreed over the nature of Jesus in the Council of Chalcedon in 451, creating a lasting schism.
Popes Shenouda and Paul signed a historic common ......