Coptic Church prepares for Pope's visit in September

Coptic Church prepares for Pope's visit in September

On Sept. 19, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria visits Winnipeg for a few hours as part of his month-long cross-country tour of Canada.

"He cares about everyone and this congregation and we are important to him," says Rev. Marcos Farag, priest of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Winnipeg.

"He wants to shake hands with everyone."

This is the first visit to Canada for Pope Tawadros, a former pharmacist turned monk, who became head of the Cairo-based church on Nov. 19, 2012. Former Pope Shenouda III had planned to visit Winnipeg about five ...

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