Pope Tawadros, who has been on a pastoral visit in the US since 13 September, has celebrated with the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Southern US it’s silver jubilee. It was the first Coptic diocese to be established in the US.
“When I thought of visiting the US,” Pope Tawadros said, “I was wondering where to start. Many suggested various places, but I preferred to start with the first diocese established there.
“Psalms 103 says, ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name.’ One of the Lord’s blessings is to come here and find vigilance and loving service from the bishop to the youngest servant in the church.”
The celebration also coincided with the silver jubilee of the consecration of Anba Youssef as Bishop of Southern US Diocese. The Pope gave Bishop Youssef a souvenir gift on this occasion.
9 October 2018