Pope Tawadros II to visit the Vatican

Pope Tawadros II to visit the Vatican

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 ...

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May there be spirit of humility and true desire to see the oneness in Christ in the meeting of Baba Tawadros and Pope Francis. Both churches have such riches to share with each other. As Baba Shenouda signed the agreement with the Catholic Church 40 years ago, there are much more commonalities than differences between the two churches. May the Lord bring His children together in union according to His will.

Saddened that he will not see his Orthodox Brothers first. If we want to reconcile our Broken home we should see those who will help us rebuild it before anyone else...

May our LORD, together with all of the heavenly angels and saints, together with the most Holy Theotokos be between their midst...for this I pray...

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