Coptic Orthodox pope visits UAE for first time

Coptic Orthodox pope visits UAE for first time

Pope Tawadros II will meet with the UAE's president for talks during a five-day trip.

The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, travelled to the United Arab Emirates`s capital Abu Dhabi on Friday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

A number of officials greeted the cleric on arrival, including Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, the country’s minister of state, and Egyptian Ambassador Ihab Hamouda.

Tawadros, who travelled on a special presidential plane, will be in the UAE for five days.

It is his first visit to the Gulf state since he became head of the church in ...

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