Pope Tawadros home from Germany

26-05-2019 03:36 PM

Nevine Gadallah

Pope Tawadros II is home in Cairo following a two-week pastoral visit that started 11 May to Germany and Zurich. The Pope visited Coptic congregations and churches in Düsseldorf, Zurich, Bitburg, Allen’s, Unna, and Trier. He said Mass, consecrated new churches, met clergy and congregations, answered queries posed by the Copts, and attended performances they held in his honour. He also met German and Swiss officials, honoured Coptic and Catholic figures who had exerted effort to help local Coptic congregations acquire places to worship in, and visited the Cathedral of St Peter in Trier where Bishop Stephan Ackermann presented him with a reliquary including relics of St Helena.

The Pope arrived at Cairo Airport last evening, 25 May.

++Watani++ covered the visit extensively in the following links:

Pope Tawadros visits Cathedral of Trier, receives relics of St Helena

Pope Tawadros consecrates churches in Altena and Unna

Pope Tawadros consecrates Church of St Athanasius in Bitburg, Trier

In pictures: Zurich’s Coptic congregation welcomes Pope Tawadros

Pope Tawadros in Zurich

Pope Tawadros II in Düsseldorf

Q & A with Pope Tawadros in Germany

Pope Tawadros honours Egyptian-born German construction legend Hany Azer

Watani International

26 May 2019

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