Pope Tawadros II, a graduate of Alexandria University, has been honoured by his Alma Mater as it celebrated its diamond jubilee. The celebration was held over two days last week; the second day saw the big event take place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria’s gem of a library that was founded in 2002 to emulate the legendary Library of Alexandria which thrived from the 4th century BC until it faded some time in the 6th AD century.
Pope Tawadros was guest of honour at Alexandria University’s celebration.
Participating in the event was Alexandria Governor Muhammad Sultan; as well as Minister of Higher Education and Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Muhammad Mukhtar Gomaa, and Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa al-Feki. Attending were local administrators and security officials, and Alexandria Coptic clergy.
President of Alexandria University Essam al-Kurdi welcomed his guests and said: “We have received the ...