‘Friendship is the surest way to achieve unity between Christians,’ Pope tells Coptic Orthodox leader
May 11, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has written a brief message to Patriarch Tawadros II of Alexandria (Egypt) for the 9th Day of Friendship between Copts and Catholics.
The day recalls the May 10, 2013 meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Tawadros.
Born in 1952, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria has led the Coptic Orthodox Church (CNEWA profile) since 2012. The church is among the Oriental Orthodox churches that ceased to be in full communion with the Holy See following the fourth ecumenical council, the Council of Chalcedon (451).
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