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Egypt's Pope Tawadros II leads prayers on inauguration of Queen Helena Church in New York

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Sep 2018
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Egypt's Pope Tawadros II leads prayers on the inauguration of Queen Helena Church in New York (Photo: Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church Facebook page)
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Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros has presided over the prayers of the holy mass on the inauguration of Queen Helena Church in َQueens, New York, as part of a papal visit he started on Wednesday.

The prayer was attended in by Bishop David and Coptic Christian mass in New York.

The Pope has also visited on Saturday the Virgin Mary Church in Connecticut. 

Pope Tawadros visit to the United States is the second since he was seated as leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria in November 2012.

The Pope is set to visit the papal headquarters in New York for his first time Jersey, and includes a number of states and lasts for several weeks.

The pope's first official visit to the U.S. took place in 2015, where he met with the Coptic community, local leaders and U.S. government and religious leaders.

His second visit slated in 2017 was postponed as the pope had to undergo a surgery.

There are 918 thousand Egyptians residing in the United States, according to official figures from Egypt's central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in 2017.


  

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