CopticWorld has verified from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on Friday February 21, 2014 at 12:30 p.m Cairo time in a face to face meeting, that the Coptic Orthodox Church did not have any dialogue with Saudi officials about building a Coptic Orthodox Church in Saudi Arabia. Recent rumors about such talks are false.
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has issued a statement that falsifies earlier rumors of a negotiated deal between Pope Tawadros II and the Saudi Ambassador to Egypt on the construction of the Kingdom’s first church.
Father Paul Halim, the official spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that throughout the media there has been rumors and speculations on what the meeting between Pope Tawadros II and the Saudi Ambassador to Egypt in Cairo was all about. Some had speculated that the Pope was meeting with Mr. Ahmad al-Qattan to finally establishing ...