The health of Anba Pachomeus, Bishop of Beheira and Pentapolis who is recovering after minor brain surgery has been showing marked improvement. Anba Pachomeus was moved to hospital in Alexandria two days ago and underwent successful surgery last Sunday.
Yesterday, Pope Tawadros II visited his mentor Anba Pachomeus in hospital where he spent an hour with him. Pope Twadros had been Bishop-General under Anba Pachomeus in Beheira before he was elected patriarch in November 2012.
Beheira Bishopric yesterday issued a statement updating and reassuring the congregation Anba Pachomeus’ health, and requesting accuracy on the part of the media when publishing news on the Bishop.
Last August, Anba Pachomeus had been diagnosed with meningoencephalitis and was flown to London for treatment. He recovered well and returned to Cairo in October in full health. The Bishop has ever since been at his seat in Damanhur, Beheira were he is said to have been rather weak but generally healthy and assuming his responsibilities.
Anba Pachomeus, Bishop of Beheira and Pentapolis, is the most senior bishop in the Coptic Church, and was acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church between March 2012 when Pope Shenouda III passed away till November 2012 when Pope Tawadros II was enthroned. It was a critical, tumultuous period of time during which Egypt was under an oppressive Muslim Brotherhood regime. Anba Pachomeus carried his responsibility with such wisdom, dedication, and strength that won him the love and respect of not only the Coptic congregation but also of all Egyptians.
20 January 2015