Egypt's Pope Tawadros II meets Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman at St. Mark's in Cairo

Ahram Online , Monday 5 Mar 2018

The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday evening at Saint Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

In media statements following the brief visit, Pope Tawadros stated that Crown Prince bin Salman had extended an invitation to all Coptic Orthodox clergymen to visit Saudi Arabia.

When asked if he would soon visit the kingdom, the Pope responded, "All matters are in the hands of God."

Pope Tawadros thanked the Saudi crown price for the treatment of the Egyptian Copts living in Saudi Arabia, praising the kingdom's latest reforms.

Bin Salman's visit is the first by a Saudi crown prince to St. Mark's Cathedral, the seat of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church.

He is currently in Cairo as part of a three-day visit to Egypt which began on Sunday.

Since his arrival the crown prince has met with a number of Egyptian officials and with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

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