Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Pope was received this month by the Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prince of Wales during an historic pastoral visit across the United Kingdom.
The meeting of the Queen and Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark took place on 9 May at Windsor Castle.
Tawadros presented the Queen with a Coptic icon portraying the Holy Family's famous 'Flight to Egypt' seen in the New Testament.
After the meeting, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, who leads of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, said: 'This meeting between Her Majesty and His Holiness is an embodiment of our Coptic Orthodox Church here in Britain, made up of those, many of whom will have roots in Egypt, who still feel connected to Egypt, but are very integrated as British Copts.
'I am personally thankful for this meeting ...