A Message to All Copts from His Holiness the Pope concerning Receiving the Egyptian President and Dignitaries

The dignity of Egypt is expressed by the dignity and honorable reception of Egypt’s President as His Excellence deserves. Many people can be victimized as a result of wrong and incorrect information fed by the media that publish lies and slanders against the true lives of Egyptians, both Copts and Muslims.

We know well our society, and cannot at all accept what gives a wrong reflection of our society through articles, comments, and statements which do not contain, honesty, truth, anticipation, and hope.

Egypt may not currently be the best country in the world, however, with its citizens and leaders, Egypt strives to be one of the best societies in the world. This will be accomplished through serious steps, major projects, working hands of our youth, and the help of our friends.

We need to start with a strong foundation, encouragement, and friendly hands, through work, diligent effort, and welcoming every Egyptian step, even if it is a slight one, as far as it is on the right path.

Let us welcome Egypt, which is represented by its beloved President, as His Excellence enters into the land of immigration, and before all the nations with respect, honor, and dignity.

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark