Bishop Paul: President Morsi will not attend new Coptic pope's coronation

Ashraf Sadek, Friday 16 Nov 2012

Spokesperson for Coptic Church's papal electoral committee says Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will not attend upcoming enthronement of Pope Tawadros II

Bishop Tawadros (Photo: AP)

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi will not attend the enthronement of the new Coptic pope, announced Bishop Paul, spokesperson of the electoral committee, on Friday at a press conference at the Coptic Cathedral in Abbassyia.

The enthronement of Pope Tawadros, the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, elected on 4 November is to be held on Sunday 18 November at 07:00 am in the Cathedral of Saint Mark in Cairo.
On 31 October, Bishop Pachomios stated that President Mohamed Morsi had promised to attend the ceremony "if time permits."


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