Pope Tawadros II, leader of the Coptic Church visited the Church of the Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius at the Canadian Coptic Centre on Wednesday. Father Gawargious Michael leads the congregation before the arrival.
MISSISSAUGA – Members of the Canadian Coptic Centre on Eglinton Ave. ushered in a new Coptic year Wednesday with a visit from Pope Tawadros II.
After stopping in Etobicoke, the welcome mat was rolled out in the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius for the Coptic Pope, who stopped in Mississauga as part of his first cross-Canada tour.
Ramy Botros, spokesperson for the church, said some 2,000 people came out for the papal visit, including Mayor Hazel McCallion, Ward 5 Councillor and mayoral candidate Bonnie Crombie as well as Mississauga-Streetsville MP Brad Butt, to name a few....