Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria met Qatar s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during his 4-day visit to Budapest on Monday, as they both reside in the same hotel. Photo: Orthodox Coptic Church Spokesman
Pope Tawadros II is visiting the Hungarian capital at the invitation of the Hungarian government to participate as a guest of honour in national day celebrations.
The pope thanked the Emir for the care that Copts in Qatar and the Coptic Church in Doha receive, according to a statement by the spokesman of the Orthodox Coptic Church.
Earlier on Monday, Hungarian President Katalin Novak received Pope Tawadros II and his delegation at the presidential residence in Budapest.
Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest awarded the pope an honorary doctorate in recognition of his leadership and the Coptic Church's contributions to their faith community and society.