Today, Tuesday, H.H. Pope Tawadros II congratulates the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed El Taieb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mosque, on the blessed Al-Adha Feast.
This morning, H.H. visited the headquarters of the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, accompanied by a church delegation. The Grand Imam and the leaders of Al-Azhar University welcomed H.H.
His Holiness expressed his heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the blessed Al-Adha Feast, wishing the Grand Imam and all Egyptian Muslims peace, goodness and all the best.
H.H. stressed that such occasions are an opportunity to meet and exchange feelings of love and constructive ideas for the benefit of the nation.
Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb thanked His Holiness the Pope, expressing his appreciation for this visit, stressing the inherent love and brotherhood among all Egyptians.
The ecclesiastical delegation accompanying H.H. consisted of H.E. Metropolitan Marcos, Metropolitan of Shubra El-Khaymah, H.G. Bishop Danial, Bishop of Maadi and Holy Synod Secretary, H.G. Bishop Ermia, General Bishop, H.G. Bishop Yolios, General Bishop of Coptic Cairo and Standing Committee Member, H.G. Bishop Axios, General Bishop of Ain Shams, Mataria and Helmeyat Al Zaytoun, Fr. Kyrillos Ava Bishoy, Director of H.H. office, Fr. Mousa Ibrahim, Official Spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Fr. Boules Halim, Head of the training sector in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Fr. Raphael Tharwat, Director of Program Development at the Services Bishopric, and Mr. Gerges Saleh, Member of the General Secretariat of the Egyptian Family House.
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