(Vatican Radio) The Coptic Orthodox leader, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, on Friday embarked on his first pastoral visit to the United Kingdom.
It is the first time that Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, has visited the UK as head of the Coptic Orthodox Church whose membership remains predominantly in Egypt.
During Pope Francis’ recent two-day apostolic journey to Egypt Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros took a significant step forward in the quest for unity by signing a joint declarationin which they say they will recognise each other’s Sacrament of Baptism.
Coptic Christians currently represent 80% of Christians in the Middle East.
According to the Coptic Orthodox Church UK media release Pope Tawadros is scheduled to visit Coptic Orthodox parishes across the UK, officiating liturgical services and performing several consecrations, while generally taking time to engage with parishioners....