The name “Tawadros” means “a gift from God” in the Coptic language. His Holiness was born as Wagih Sobhi Baqi Suleiman on 4. November 1952 in the city of Mansoura in Egypt and grew up in a religious home. Many of his family members consist of priests and clergy. His father was an engineer, his mother a housewife and he has two younger sisters.
+ In 1975, he received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.
+ In 1979, he received a scholarship for industrial pharmacy from the University of Alexandria.
+ In 1983, he received a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Clerical College in Alexandria.
+ In 1985, he was granted a fellowship with the WHO by the British International Health Institute.
+ In 1999, he studied business administration in Singapore.
+ On 31 March 2015, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Beni Suef University for supporting the social scale.
+ He gave several lectures at universities all around the world (USA, Sweden, Canada, etc.).
+ He worked in a pharmaceutical company in the ministry of health until he became the manager. When he resigned, he had worked there for 10 years, 10 months and 10 days.
+ On 20 August 1986, he joined the monastic life in the Monastery of Saint Pishoy in Wadi El Natrun and on 31 July 1988, he became a monk with the name Theodore Ava Pishoy.
+ On 10 February 1990, he began his service as an ordained priest in the diocese of Beheira, Matruh and other cities.
+ On 15 June 1997, he was appointed general bishop for serving the youth and assisting Metropolitan Anba Pachomius of the diocese of Beheira. He was also responsible for the committee of children’s issues in the Holy Synod.
+ On 4 November 2012 – on his 60th birthday – he was chosen to be the 118th Patriarch.
+ On 18 November 2012, Pope Tawadros II was enthroned in a grand traditional ceremony where he was handed over the papal staff, the cross from the holy altar and the leadership of priesthood. There were thousands of bishops, priests, clergy members and Christian representatives from all over the world at the enthronement as well as public figures and governmental authorities.
+ 10 May 2013: Pope Tawadros II made his first visit to Vatican City in commemoration of the first historic visit by Pope Shenouda III in 1973 to His Holiness Pope Paul VI., Pope of the Vatican. By this visit, they emphasized the motto of “Love Never Fails”.
+ May 2013: The first pastoral visit took place in Austria, where H.H. met with the head of state and officials. His Excellency, the Egyptian ambassador, held a ceremony in honor of His Holiness, attended by ambassadors of other countries, officials and painters. H.H. consecrated churches, held meetings with the people and servants, delivered lectures at the Pope Shenouda College and attended the first meeting of the European priests.
+ May 2014: His Holiness visited the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of its president, during which he met with the rulers and senior officials of the Arab Emirates, consecrated its churches and met with the people, servants and children.
+ June 2014: The first pastoral visit to Norway at the invitation of the church of Norway to His Holiness, where he met with the King of Norway, senior officials of the Norwegian government and the Coptic people residing there.
+ 28 to 31 August 2014: His Holiness attended the European Coptic Youth Conference held in the Netherlands.
+ March 2014: His Holiness paid his first visit to Lebanon to offer condolences to the deputies of His Holiness Ignatius Zaka Aywas, Patriarch of the Syriac Church.
+ 30 August 2014: His Holiness flew to Geneva, the capital of Switzerland, and visited the churches there.
+ 3 September 2014: The first pastoral visit to Canada, which lasted 25 days. His Holiness visited 51 churches, met with the Coptic community, consecrated churches and altars. He met with many officials, including the Prime Minister of Canada.
+ 28 October 2014: The first historic visit to Russia. It was a visit of love and acquaintance with the Russian Church and His Holiness patriarch Kirill. During the visit, they agreed on founding a joint committee to discuss aspects of cooperation between the two churches. In addition, His Holiness visited a large number of churches and monasteries and met with many ministers and officials.
+ 20 April 2015: His Holiness’ historic visit to Armenia, where he participated in the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. During the visit, he planted a tree in the theological school in accordance with the established tradition, visited the Armenian Museum and participated together with Catholicos Karakin II and the church chiefs in the memorial service for the Armenian genocide.
+ 30 April 2015: On the second visit to the Dutch diocese, the foundation stone of the project to expand St. Mark church in The Hague was laid. H.H. consecrated and set up many of our churches in the Netherlands, held meetings with the Coptic people, servants and officials of the country.
+ October 2015: H.H. flew to America to visit several dioceses.
+ 17 July 2015: The second visit to Lebanon at the invitation of His Eminence Catholicos of the Armenian Orthodox, in which His Holiness participated in the opening of the Aram Museum of Bezkian, met with the Maronite Cardinal Beshara Boutros, and participated in the preparation of the Holy Myron according to the rite of the Armenian Orthodox Church.
+ 26 September 2015: H.H. visited Ethiopia at the invitation of His Holiness Father Mathias I, patriarch of Ethiopia, and headed from the airport to the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. H.H. was welcomed by large crowds of clerics, senior officials and the Ethiopian people. He visited Sabita Gethsemani Monastery, St. Gabriel Cathedral, the Ethiopian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, the Cathedral of the Savior and John the Baptist, and Father Arfaoui. In addition, H.H. attended a dinner event in honor of him at the Egyptian embassy in Addis Ababa, visited the Holy City of Axum and the Ethiopian city of Gonder, the monastery of Abuna Tekla Hemanot and met with the Ethiopian president and speaker of parliament.
+ 6 May 2015: The pastoral visit to Italy began with a conference for the Coptic priests of Europe in Venice and lasted three days. During this visit, H.H. met with patriarch Francisco Moraglia, patriarch of Venice, and visited the Anba Shenouda monastery in Milan and met with thousands of Copts including the youth, students and priests of Milan.
+ 12 September 2015: The pastoral visit to the Scandinavian countries began, during which His Holiness met with Queen Margaret II of Denmark, many officials and the Coptic community. Moreover, H.H. visited Sweden to meet with his people, consecrate churches there and visit the St. Ignatius institute. The institute is honored for its outstanding efforts and commitment and was used as a meeting place for conferences of the Swedish church. During the visit, two priests were ordained, 10 of the 33 visited churches were consecrated, more than 50 sermons were held, 27 baptisms were carried out, thousands of Coptic people were met and the theological college of the Saints Athanasius and Cyril was inaugurated.
+ Mai 2015: The second pastoral to Austria took place, where His Holiness visited the church of St. John the Baptist in Graz and laid the foundation stone for a new church in Graz.
+ May 2016: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II consecrated the cathedral of the victorious Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
+ His Holiness attended the funeral service of His Grace Bishop Anba Abraham, the Metropolitan of Jerusalem.
+ 17 August 2016: His Holiness attended the funeral service of His Grace Bishop Anba Kyrillos, the Metropolitan of Milan.
+ September 2016: The pastoral visit of His Holiness to Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah bin Hussein of Jordan took place, where H.H. visited the Coptic churches and met with King Abdullah bin Hussein. His Holiness opened the first Coptic monastery in Jordan and visited the Mount Nebo area, where the cave of St. John the Baptist is covered in the Jordan River. He attended the meeting of the Middle Eastern churches with a delegation from the Coptic church.
+ 8 December 2016: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to Greece.
+ 23 April 2017: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to Kuwait.
+ 29 April to 5 May 2017: Pastoral visit to Italy, where His Holiness attended the conference of European priests in the diocese of Milan.
+ 5 to 17 May 2017: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to the UK.
+ 12 May 2017: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to the diocese of Birmingham.
+ 17 May 2017: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to Iparcher in Ireland.
+ 23 May 2017: His Holiness visited Russia where he received an award for strengthening unity between Orthodox people from His Holiness patriarch Merrill, Patriarch of Moscow. During the visit, His Holiness met with President Putin, president of Russia.
+ 25 August 2017: The pastoral visit to Japan, where His Holiness consecrated the first Coptic Orthodox Church in the name of the Holy Virgin Mary and St. Mark the Apostle in Kyoto, Japan.
+ 29 August 2017: The first pastoral visit of His Holiness to Australia during which he visited the diocese of Sydney and Melbourne, consecrated a large number of churches and held many meetings for all groups of the people, along with a number of official meetings, laying the foundation stone and inaugurating theological colleges. His Holiness also visited a variety of Coptic schools as well as the opening of the Aboro building in Melbourne, along with a visit to St. Anthony Monastery in Melbourne.
+ 10 October 2017: His Holiness visited Germany to meet with his folk and attend meetings of the patriarchs of the Middle Eastern churches in Germany.
+ 11 to 29 May 2019: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to European countries including Germany, Switzerland and London.
+ 9 to 27 October 2019: Pastoral visit of His Holiness to the diocese of Paris, South France, Belgium and Austria.
+ December 2012: Diocese of Beheira
+ February 2013: Diocese of El Quseyya and Meer
+ February 2013: Diocese of Asyut
+ Throughout 2013: Churches of Old Cairo
+ April 2013: Diocese of Luxor
+ December 2013: Diocese of Alexandria
+ June 2014: Diocese of El Maadi
+ Juni 2014: Diocese of Faiyum
+ March 2015: Diocese of Minya and Mallawi
+ March 2015: Diocese of Samalut
+ March 2015: Diocese of Damietta and Kafr El Sheikh
+ 2015: Diocese of Giza
+ September 2015: Diocese of Beheira (celebration of the golden jubilee of St. Mary’s church)
+ November 2015: Diocese of Shubra el Kheima
+ January 2016: Diocese of Luxor
+ January 2016: Diocese of Qena
+ January 2016; Diocese of Esna and Armant
+ January 2016: Diocese of Qus and Naqada
+ 4 January 2017: Diocese of Tanta
+ 8 March 2017: Diocese of Beni Suef
+ 8 December 2018: Diocese of Helwan (Inauguration of the Cathedral of the Monastery of Saint Parsoma the Naked)
+ 26 March 2019: Diocese of Damietta and Kafr el Sheikh
+ 6 February 2019: Diocese of Ismailia
+ 27 February 2019: Diocese of Port Said
+ 11 January 2020: Diocese of Sohag
+ 12 January 2020: Diocese of Girga
+ 12 January 2020: Diocese of El Balyana
+ 13 January 2020: Diocese of Akhmim and Saqultah
+ 14 January 2020: Diocese of Tima
+ 15 January 2020: Diocese of Tahta
+ February 2013: Virgin Mary Monastery (Deir el-Muharraq)
+ March 2013: Patmos Monastery
+ March 2013, August 2015, October 2016, August 2019: St. Theodore Monastery in Haret Elroum
+ April 2013: St. Shenouda Monastery
+ April 2013: St. Bigol and St. Pishay Monastery
+ Lazarus Saturday, May 2013: Baramous Monastery in Wadi El Natrun
+ Palmsunday, May 2013: St. Pishoy Monastery Wadi El Natrun
+ Easter Monday, May 2013: Virgin Mary Monastery in Wadi El Natrun (El Sourian)
+ August 2013: St. Mina Monastery in Mariout
+ January 2014: St. Anthony the Great Monastery in the Eastern Desert
+ February 2014: St. Paul Monastery in the Eastern Desert
+ February 2014: Virgin Mary Monastery in El Nubaria
+ March 2014, April 2019: St. Macarius Monastery in Wadi El Natrun
+ March 2015: St. Fana Monastery in Qasr Hur
+ March 2015: Virgin Mary Monastery (Deir El Batul)
+ 23 March 2015: St. Demiana Monastery
+ June 2015: St. George Convent in Old Cairo
+ July 2015: St. Mercurius Convent (Deir Abu Sefein)
+ January 2016: St. Pachomius El Shayeb Monastery in Luxor
+ January 2016: St. George El Mahrusa Monastery in Qena
+ January 2016: Archangel Michael Monastery in Neqada
+ January 2016: St. Tawadors El Mohareb Monastery in El Nubareya
+ May 2016: St. Thomas Monastery in Khatatba
+ 7 August 2019: St. Mina Monastery (celebration of the golden jubilee of Father Mina Rofail Ava Mina)
+ 10 August 2019: St. George Convent in Old Cairo
+ 19 August 2019: Virgin Mary Convent in Haret Zuweila
+ 2 September 2019: St George Convent in Haret Zuweila
+ 30 December 2019, 25 March 2021: St. Boqtor Monastery in Khatatba
+ 14 January 2020: Virgin Mary Monastery in Akhmim
+ 16 January 2020: St Shenouda the Archimandrite Monastery in Sohag
+ January 2021: St. Macarius of Alexandria Monastery
+ 9 March 2021: St. Mina Monastery (celebrating the golden jubilee of deceased Pope Kyrellos)
+ June 2013: St. Anthony the Great Monastery in Austria
+ June 2013: St. Sara Convent in Minya, Egypt
+ November 2013: St. Matthew the Potter Monastery in Esna, Egypt
+ November 2013: Virgin Mary Convent in Mallawi, Egypt
+ November 2013: St. Mark and St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery, South Africa
+ June 2014: St. Macarius of Alexandria Monastery
+ May 2015: Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Monastery in Dayrout, Egypt
+ June 2016: St. Demiana and St. Moses Convent in El Balyana, Egypt
+ June 2016: St. Mary and St. Demiana Convent in Dawsonville, Georgia
+ June 2016: St. Moses the Strong in El Alamin, Egypt
+ June 2017: St. Boqtor in Khatatba, Egypt
+ May 2018: St. George Convent in Ireland
+ St. Hermina Monastery in Assiut, Egypt
+ St. Mary and St. John Monastery in Ismailia, Egypt
+ St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Monastery in Ohio, USA
+ November 2014: Renewal of St. Bigol and St Bishay Monastery in Sohag and Archangel Michael Monastery in Neqada
“that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us.” (John 17:21)
+ Every year, H.H. hosts a worldwide prayer week for the sake of the unity of the church.
+ The Egyptian Council of Churches was established in February 2013 and consists of the following churches: The Coptic Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Coptic Catholic Church, the Episcopal Church of Egypt and the Evangelical Church.
+ He attended the enthronement ceremony of the patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in March 2013.
+ He flew to Lebanon to participate in the funeral service of H.H. Ignatius Zaka I, patriarch of Antioch and all the East.
+ During his stay in Lebanon, he visited Catholicos Aram I from the Armenian Orthodox Church.
+ He visited Cardinal Bechara Botros El Rahi, patriarch of the Maronite Church, and Cardinal Nasrallah El Saghir.
+ 1 September 2014: H.H. visited the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.
+ 6 November 2014 in Vienna, Austria: H.H. participated in the celebration ceremony of the golden jubilee of the establishment of the foundation “Pro Oriente”, which aims to connect the Catholic Church with the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
+ He welcomed delegations from the Swedish Church, the German Evangelical Church, the archbishop of Canterbury as well as the church representatives of Sweden and America in Egypt.
+ He welcomed for the first time Abune Mathias, patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and with him a large delegation consisting of Ethiopian bishops in the papal residency in Egypt.
+ 19 March 2015: H.H. participated in an interview (“Leqa el Hadeya 3ashr”) of the leaders of the Middle Eastern churches which shows the close relationship between the different churches.
+ Every year on 10 May, the Orthodox church and the Catholic church celebrate the brotherly love between them.
+ H.H. participated alongside 24 Middle Eastern church leaders in the meetings of the Middle East Council of Churches which took place for the 11th time in the city of Amman, Jordan.
+ December 2015: H.H. welcomed Metropolitan Theodosios Atallah, archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem in Egypt.
+ December 2015: He welcomed Cardinal Bechara Botros El Rahi, patriarch of the Maronite Church in Egypt.
+ January 2016: He welcomed Bruno Musaro, an ambassador of the Vatican, in Egypt.
+ January 2016: He welcomed Bishop Ghifar Ghisa Mariolios from the Indian Orthodox Church and Father Angus Morison, the leader of the Evangelical Church of Scotland.
+ 21 to 28 October 2016: H.H. invited Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn for a stay in Egypt, where he visited the churches, the monasteries and the people. H.H. gave him a warm welcome and showed him some places himself.
+ November 2016: He hosted a delegation of Russian monks in Egypt.
+ 18 to 19 April 2017: H.H. welcomed H.H. Pope Francis I and the Catholic delegation in Cairo. During his stay, Pope Francis held a meeting and visited the Coptic Cathedral and papal residency in Cairo.
+ H.H. welcomed delegations from the Catholic Church of Pakistan as well as monks from France and church representatives from Australia and New Zealand.
+ 28 November 2018: H.H. welcomed a delegation group from the Greek Church in Egypt.
+ 28 January 2019: H.H. welcomed Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in Egypt.
+ 2 February 2019: H.H. welcomed the ecumenical delegation for the churches of England in Egypt.
+ H.H. welcomed several Russian monks in the papal residency in Egypt.
+ Pope Tawadros II established a wide range of seminaries, such as the seminaries for the Holy Synod, where bishops study and discuss issues concerning the church. These specialised seminaries became an annual event ever since November 2013, where the motto of the seminar was “Service is leadership and guardianship”. In November 2014, the motto of the seminar was “Towards a better future”.
+ June 2013: Another seminar in the educational institutes under the motto “The church now and then” was established by His Holiness.
+ January 2013: Conference for monastic affairs.
+ February 2013: Opening of the 6th conference for female Copts.
+ October 2014: Seminar for priests living in Alexandria, 2015: Conference on how to lead in godliness, 2016: Conference on how to obtain a wise heart.
+ Meetings with a group of priests from Alexandria, Ismailia, Mahalla El Kubra and Assiut.
+ Three Conferences were held over a period of time for over 4000 church servants from all dioceses. The topic was building awareness.
+ 8 June 2015: First conference for professors and lecturers of ecclesiastical institutes.
+ 12 to 14 January 2015, Logos, Papal residency in St. Pishoy Monastery: Seminar for monastic affairs with 120 monks from monasteries all over Egypt and overseas.
+ February 2015: Coptic studies conference which was held by the international institute for Coptic studies. Opening of the seminar “St. Mark the Missionary”.
+ 20 to 23 May 2015, St. Paul Monastery in Eastern Desert: First conference for the English-speaking churches overseas, with 20 bishops and 65 priests and servants present.
+ June 2015: Conference for affairs concerning St. Mina Monastery.
+ 15 February 2016, St. Mark residence for conferences, Khatatba: Conference for priests from Cairo, Alexandria, along the Nile Delta and North Upper Egypt. The topic was “The priest is father and teacher” and there were around 450 priests from 36 dioceses.
+ 16 May 2016: Conference “Renewing our days” for the coordinators responsible for media affairs.
+ 2 August 2016, Logos, Papal residence in St. Bishoy Monastery: Conference for priests and their spouses from the Gulf region.
+ 1 to 7 February 2018, Logos, Papal residence in St. Bishoy Monastery: Study seminars for 47 nuns from 10 convents in Egypt. 8 to 14 February 2018: Study seminars for 50 monks from 25 recognized monasteries in Egypt.
+ August 2018, Logos, Papal residence in St. Bishoy Monastery: First World Youth Week of C.O.C for 200 Copts from all over the world and all dioceses under the motto of “Back to the Roots” – WYW 2018
+ 6 December 2018: Conference for representatives of charity organizations.
+ Seminar for the general secretariat of the church-based hospitals in Alexandria.
+ 30 October 2018: Meeting with the persons in charge of the ecclesiastical institutes.
+ 15 to 17 November 2018: Educational conference for Sunday school servants.
+ 17 December 2018: First conference for priests from the diocese of Jerusalem.
+ 4 April 2019: Conference for the newly ordained priests.
+ Yearly conference in July for the priests from the Gulf region.
+ The 9th conference of St. Mark organization for endorsing the Coptic heritage.
+ The weekly Wednesday sermon: Every Wednesday, Pope Tawadros holds a sermon amidst the people which takes place in a different church/monastery each week.
+ H.H. established the Coptic Media Center in order to spread awareness concerning the media as well as to share news with the community. He also named a spokesperson representing the Coptic Orthodox Church.
+ Project aiming to train 1000 church teachers, who are in charge of teachings in their churches, in order for them to learn how to impart the biblical and church knowledge in an attractive and efficient way.
+ 2014, 2017 and 2021: H.H. held the prayer ritual three times for the preparation and sanctification of the Holy Myron. The Holy Myron has been prepared 40 times up to now.
+ The publication of a standard curriculum for education, from Kindergarten to servant course.
+ The regulation of theological doctrines and Coptic studies.
+ 28 February 2016: The majority of the Holy Synod decided to hand over articles of the personal law to the government.
+ The establishment of the charity project concerning the social welfare for people from all dioceses.
+ H.H. cares for serving the blind and the deaf and people with special needs. He welcomed them several times before and established special centres in the different dioceses.
+ He founded six regional ecclesiastical committees instead of just one, with a metropolitan or bishop in charge instead of himself.
+ There is an approved curriculum and centres for obtaining certificates in family and marriage consultation and advice.
+ Every year on 25th of February (=18 Amshir), the church remembers the Coptic martyrs of the present time.
+ The establishment of schools in the different dioceses for all kids, such as Oyun Masr school in King Mariout, St. Arsani school in El-Zahera and El Karma school in El Beheira.
+ Up until now, H.H. has consecrated 50 bishops, ordained around 300 priests and appointed 16 diocesan bishops. He consecrated a large number of monks and nuns, 7 metropolitan and a number of abbots.
+ He assigned the deceased Metropolitan Bishop Kyrellos of Milano as the first papal representative in Europe.
+ He founded new dioceses in New Valley Governorate, in Greece and in North and South Carolina (US).
+ In 2016, a law for constructing churches in Egypt was passed.
+ 25 November 2015: H.H. founded a Coptic channel for children named “Koogi TV”.
+ 18 November 2018: The inauguration of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbassia with members of the Holy Synod.
+ 6 January 2019: The inauguration of the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in the New Administrative Capital.
+ 19 November 2019: H.H. inaugurated, together with members of the Holy Synod, the Central Papal Library at Logos, St. Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El Natrun.
+ 18 November 2020: H.H. founded the first Coptic Channel COC.
+ 10 March 2021: H.H. founded the Coptic Orthodox Church Official Website.
+ Throughout the difficult past years, His Holiness kept maintaining the existence of solidarity and national union in Egypt with his proclamations and teachings.
+ He supported the 30 June 2013 Revolution and 3 July 2013 statement.
+ H.H. welcomed a number of heads of state and government in Egypt: Palistinian President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Saudi King Salman ibn Abdelaziz, Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Chalifa, General Secretary of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit, His Royal Highness King Abdullah II of Jordan, and head of the Lebanese parliament Nabih Berri. H.H. also welcomed the prime ministers from Lebanon and Germany, and met with other officials, ambassadors and many delegations, such as the American congress.
+ H.H. met with the new Egyptian ambassadors during a meeting held by the Institute of diplomatic studies of the foreign ministry.
+ H.H. participated in the referendum of constitutional law as well as in the inauguration ceremony of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi at the high Constitutional Court. He also attended the inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal.
+ H.H. signed a cooperation protocol with the Centre of Civilization and the Coptic Theological College in order to foster the Egyptian civilization and culture.
+ Every Christmas eve, H.H. and the Coptic people welcome President El Sisi during the Holy Mass celebration at the Cathedral, where El Sisi congratulates H.H. and the Copts on their feast. + 2015: H.H. participated in the youth conference “Building a better future for Egypt”, which was organized by the ministry of youth.
+ 16 February 2015: The Coptic Orthodox Church published a statement canonizing the 21 Coptic men, who had been beheaded by ISIS in Libya, as martyrs.
+ 2015: H.H. participated in the conference in Marsa Matruh alongside officials, majors and Sheikhs.
+ 11 June 2016: H.H. paid a visit to the site of the new Suez Canal and on 6 August, he participated in the opening ceremony of the Canal.
+ H.H. signed a cooperation protocol between the Coptic church and the ministry of irrigation on the preservation of the Nile.
+ October 2016: H.H. participated in Egypt’s first National Youth Conference “Innovate. Advance” in Sharm El Sheikh.
+ H.H. participated in the closing ceremony of the scouts leadership conference “Jamboree” with its slogan “I am a hero…I am an Egyptian”, which took place in the city of Abu Qir in Alexandria.
+ 30 July 2017: H.H. paid a visit to Hospital 57357 in Egypt.
+ 2017: H.H. welcomed Tony Tan, president of Singapore, in Egypt.
+ 2017: H.H. welcomed former President of Lebanon Amine Gemayel and current President of Lebanon Michel Aoun in Egypt.
+ 2017: H.H. welcomed the president of Burkina Faso (West Africa) Marc Christian Kabore in Egypt.
+ 2017: H.H. welcomed Fariha El Ahmad El Gaber, sister of the prince of Kuwait.
+ H.H. welcomed delegations from the European parliament, the French senate, the Italian senate, the Canadian parliament, the American congress, the German parliament and African journalists. He also attended a monthly meeting concerning Asian ambassadors.
+ 9 May 2017: H.H. met with Queen Elisabeth during his pastoral stay in the UK.
+ 29 January 2019: H.H. welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron in the papal residency.
+ 16 February 2019: H.H. visited the British University.
+ 1 October 2019: The University of Helwan honors Pope Tawadros.
+ 3 March 2020: A cooperation protocol between the Zagazig University and the Institute of Coptic studies was signed.
+ The beauty of the church isn’t in its outer appearance only, but on the inside which is revealed through the work of the Holy Spirit in her members.
+ The martyrs offered their lives and their blood, and by doing so, they became a beautiful picture of living for the church.
+ The priest carries the church in his heart everywhere and at all times.
+ The distance between God and the person who is far from God gets smaller by reading the Holy Bible, living the commandments and listening to the teachings.
+ A person who leaves prayer behind is like someone leaving their house without protection.
+ Live these days with hope and joy as for after every cross there is a resurrection and after every problem there is a solution.
+ The philosophy of life teaches us that there is a generation that builds and a generation that reaps.
+ If the whole world rests in God’s hand, then Egypt rests in God’s heart.
+ The cross is the secret of love until death.
+ The cross is the greatest gift to mankind who have waited generations and generations to rejoice.
+ Prayer is the mind flying to God with its two wings, alms and fasting.
+ Your faith changes the circumstances. Your faith makes God a friend to you in your distress.
+ Your faith will bring joy to you.
+ God grants the light of the sun to shine upon us after the limited hours of the darkness of the night to remind us that there is hope.
+ Love precedes all gifts. Love precedes every service. Love precedes every word. Human existence holds many secrets. Some of them we know, others we don’t…above all of these secrets, we find love.
+ The mind is a gift from God which is purified by divine wisdom and cleansed from sins by the commandments.
+ May your hand be sanctified and used as a tool for good works. A hand for prayer, a hand for work and goodness and the service of the community.
+ The house isn’t built with stones and bricks but with wisdom of the minds and hearts.
+ The treatment of ignorance is praying for enlightenment.
+ Loyalty is a human virtue that reveals the roots of man who is made in God’s image.
+ One of the means to having a pure heart are tears.
+ Be merciful as there is no mercy on judgement day for the person who isn’t merciful in their relation to others.
+ May you have two feet: mercy and justice. This way, you’ll succeed in every step throughout your life.
+ Choose faithful friends full of the Spirit of God, who live according to the holy commandments.
+ The peak of human success is a feeling of inner calmness.
He has written 25 books and booklets on topics relating to the Holy Bible, the spiritual life, the service and the spiritual servant and the church readings.