Pope Tawadros II has temporarily discontinued his weekly prayer meeting with the congregation every Wednesday, on account of his being in Germany for a medical trip. The Pope has been suffering severe back pains and had already seen doctors in Germany last October. It is not known whether or not back surgery may be an option.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called the Pope to ask about his health and wish him a speedy recovery.
24 November 2017