Christmas celebration according to the Gregorian Calendar.

His Holiness visited the Patriarchal Residence of the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria to congratulate His Beatitude Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak and the Coptic Catholic Church for this year's Christmas celebration according to the Gregorian Calendar. A delegation from the Coptic Church accompanied His Holiness:

- Bishop Morkos of Shoubra El-kheima

- Bishop Rafael, General Bishop of Downtown Cairo

- Bishop Ermia, the General Bishop

- Heg. Fr. Sergius Sergius, Patriarchate Representative 

- Fr. Angelos Isaac & Fr. Amonius Adel, Papal Secretaries

- Fr. Poulos Halim, the Church's Official Spokesperson

- Mr. Guirgis Ibrahim Saleh, Honorary Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches.

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His Holiness visited the Patriarchal Residence of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and of All Africa to congratulate Patriarch Theodore II for this year's Christmas celebration according to the Gregorian Calendar. A delegation from the Coptic Church accompanied His Holiness:

- Bishop Morkos of Shoubra El-kheima
- Bishop Rafael, General Bishop of Downtown Cairo
- Bishop Ermia, the General Bishop
- Heg. Fr. Sergius Sergius, Patriarchate Representative 
- Fr. Angelos Isaac & Fr. Amonius Adel, Papal Secretaries
- Fr. Poulos Halim, the Church's Official Spokesperson
- Mr. Guirgis Ibrahim Saleh, Honorary Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches.